Make lunchtime exciting with these delicious cold lunch ideas! These sandwiches, snacks, and desserts don’t require any heating and make for a satisfying midday meal.
Summer is coming to a close, and you know what that means: it’s back to school time! Whether you’re sending your kids off to school or you’re headed back into the office, we all could use a little fun in our lunch boxes to fuel us through the afternoons.
For me, school lunches were all the rage in elementary school. Square pizza, nachos, and of course, chicken nuggets. In middle school it was cool to buy the slushies but you just *had* to bring lunch from home in a stylish lunchbox. Or that’s what I convinced my 12 year old self,
No matter how many times I tried to make hot food work in a mini thermos, I usually ended up with something lukewarm that was unable to be microwaved in a metal thermos.
Lunchables without the scary ingredients! Homemade Gluten-Free Pizza Lunchables that are vegan, allergy-free, & grain-free too! This healthy, kid-loved, and mom-approved make-ahead lunch recipe will make the school year a bit more fun!
Protein Snack Packs filled with hard-boiled eggs, almonds, hummus, and crunchy veggies. An easy and delicious lunchtime meal-prep solution perfect for any protein lover, these fantastic little protein snack packs are perfect for school lunches, post-workout snacks, or picnics in the park.
This Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap has all the flavors of a classic Caesar salad. Loaded with tender chicken, crispy lettuce, tomatoes, bacon and crunchy croutons with a creamy dressing all tucked nicely into a soft tortilla
Enjoy a flavorful lunch with this homemade veggie wrap! Loaded with protein-packed quinoa and colorful veggies all dressed in a homemade Italian dressing. This quinoa wrap makes a great meal prep recipe, tasty lunch or gluten-free dinner recipe on a busy weeknight!
Nothing says childhood more than Goldfish crackers! Now you can make your own Homemade Gluten-Free & Vegan Goldfish that are top 8 allergy-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and secretly protein-packed! A healthy snack recipe mom's and kids will love!
This fresh fruit salad makes the best side for school lunch’s because it’s easy, healthy, naturally sweet, colorful, and a kid-favorite! Simply prep it one night (in less than ten minutes!) and you will have a few days worth of sides to send for lunches!
Sliced cucumbers are tossed in sesame dressing topped with roasted peanuts makes for a delicious side dish or light lunch or dinner that everyone will love. It takes just minutes to make and is completely vegan.
If you are looking for a healthy, refreshing, packed with zesty flavor, and absolutely delicious lunch or dinner option, look no more. Our Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad with preserved lemons and za'atar is the perfect meal for a summer day to enjoy with the whole family.
This easy air fryer blueberry bread is so soft, moist and loaded with blueberries! This healthy, homemade recipe is super quick to throw together and tastes better than a bakery!
Lunch on the Go
It isn’t always easy packing lunch on the go, but it doesn’t have to be a chore. I hope you found some great cold lunch ideas to try or got inspired to create something of your own!
What I want to hear is, what is your favorite food to pack in your lunch that you know will make your day? It’s hard to say no to snack-cakes, but having fresh fruit in the middle of my day is always a plus! Share yours in the comments below