What do you make for school lunches? Now that Toby’s in school, we’ll be packing a lunch every day. We got some Lunchbots, which have three or four compartments, and the goal is to fill them up with yummy healthy foods. As the year kicks off, I figured I’d create a big list of lunch ideas to have on hand…

Here’s a list of lunches our boys have liked:

Mini hamburger patties
Turkey meatballs
Rotisserie chicken
Grilled salmon
Bean and cheese quesadilla
Mini bagel with cream cheese and jam (tastes like cheesecake!)
Raisin bread with cream cheese and cucumber
Grilled cheese sandwich with tomato and/or avocado
Pasta with tomato sauce and veggies
Avocado slices with crackers
Tortilla with hummus
Leftovers from the night before (Indian food, pasta, rice…)
Two-ingredient pancakes
Sautéed zucchini or squash
Broccoli (not always eaten!:)
Cherry tomatoes
Yellow and red peppers
Cheese cubes or string cheese
Hard-boiled egg
Mixed berries, grapes, kiwi, melon
Orange slices
Half a banana
Apple slices with cinnamon

We’ve also found NatureBox, the snack subscription service, to be genius for lunches and snacks. They send you a different assortment of natural snacks every month, and we love having them in our cupboard at the ready—they’re so easy and healthy to pop into lunches. Our current favorites include Whole Wheat Raspberry Figgy Bars, Dried Cranberries, Banana Chips, Baked Sweet Potato Sticks, Carrot Strawberry Fruit Chews and Apple Pie Oat Clusters, and you can see their full snack collection here. Toby and Anton wolf them up, and I’d highly recommend them.

If you’d like to try a free sampler box, click here. Thanks so much, NatureBox!

What do you put in school lunches? I’d love to hear any tips or ideas…

(Photos by Yossy Arefi for Cup of Jo. This post was sponsored by NatureBox, a brand we love and use for our family)