31 Days of School Lunchbox Ideas: Day 21

by Jenn K on August 21, 2014

31 Days of School Lunchbox Ideas - Day 21

I know how busy and intense the transition from lazy summer days at the pool to adjusting back to the 6:30 am wake up calls can be…so I thought I’d help out by sharing a different lunchbox idea each day this month.

What’s In Today′s Lunchbox?!

  • Tiny Tacos (I buy these at Costco, but you could definitely adapt my Taco Bites recipe as well!)
  • Guacamole
  • Horizon Organic Cheese
  • Orange Slices

Disclaimer: These ideas are just a small part of the total food eaten throughout the day. Some have smaller amounts of protein and/or green veggies than others, but you can balance that out with serving more protein or green veggies at other meals/snacks. Feel free to adjust these ideas to fit your family’s needs.

laptop bento ware lunch containers

Erin’s Favorite Lunchbox Packing Tools

When it comes to packing lunch boxes for the 3 older dudes, I need sturdy that will last ALL year and into the next! Which is why I recommend the following…

Free Lunchbox Printables

Free Printable: School Lunchbox Ideas List | 5DollarDinners.com Free Printable: Weekly Lunchbox Planner | 5DollarDinners.com

Pin all of the Lunchbox ideas to share and save for later!

Happy lunch packing y’all!!!

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Stacia August 22, 2014 at 10:29 am

I’ve been following all of the lunch box ideas and think they are great. I have a question, for things like these tacos – do you put them in the lunch box warm or cold – so what temperature are they when it’s lunchtime for the kids?

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Jenn K August 25, 2014 at 10:34 am

Stacia – For the typical warm foods, Erin recommends serving them in a thermos. For the purpose of this series and consistency with the photos, we placed everything in the Easy Lunchboxes containers.

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Darcy August 22, 2014 at 3:25 pm

I’m wondering the same thing as Stacia. You have lots of things like mac and cheese, tostadas, spaghetti, etc. which are definitely better warm but I’m not sure how you would accomplish that and I’m not sure my kids would love them cold.

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Jenn K August 25, 2014 at 10:33 am

Darcy – For the typical warm foods, Erin recommends serving them in a thermos. For the purpose of this series and consistency with the photos, we placed everything in the Easy Lunchboxes containers.

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Jennifer August 26, 2014 at 9:10 pm

I love your photos and ideas! I often feel like I get in a lunch rut and I need any help I can get! Where did you find the guacamole cups? I’d be interested in popping them into my kids lunches, too!

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