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Kid Friendly Lunch Box Salads

As we are reaching the midway through the fall I thought it would be helpful to share some new lunch ideas. These Kid Friendly Lunchbox Salads for school or home are easy to pack and adaptable to your children’s preferences.  I love these 3 ideas because when I prep / chop the ingredients for their lunches I prep for myself to have the same lunch.  Additionally, these are not all traditional salads with lettuce as I know not all kids like lettuce.  I have one that still doesn’t.  

Salad #1

Chickpea, Cucumber & Feta Kid Friendly Lunchbox Salad - Photo

This salad is based off of this recipe that we love and I make for myself once all of the ingredients are chopped.  

  • Not all kids love lettuce and a “salad” does not have to include it!
  • Feel free to use any cracker/snack food here.
  • A tortilla chip would work well and we love these that are gluten free.
  • I send this with a spoon and fork.
  • I turn the avocado upside down and put a little saran wrap on it but it does get a little brown. This works for some of my children but not all. 

Salad #2

Deconstructed Romaine Kids Lunch Salad - Photo

This is similar to a simple romaine salad we usually have about once a week.  You can get creative and make it into a deconstructed chopped rainbow salad as well.  

  • Use your child’s favorite lettuce (my kids like romaine best).
  • Mozzarella Balls are shown but cheddar or any cheese works here.
  • My kids love ranch the best and like to dip the leaves in the ranch (here is my homemade yogurt ranch recipe) but feel free to swap with your favorite dressing.
  • I added sunflower seeds for extra protein but you can do pumpkin seeds or nuts.  Or add an energy bite or hardboiled egg!

Salad #3

Watermelon, Feta & Cucumber Kids Lunch Salad for School - Photo

This salad is based off of this recipe that we love and I make for myself once all of the ingredients are chopped.  

  • Not all kids love lettuce and a “salad” does not have to include it!
  • Feel free to use any cracker/snack food here.
  • We love these gluten free crackers the best.
  • I send this with a spoon and fork.

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