Homemade “Lunchables” That Are Easy and Delicious

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Homemade Lunchable-style lunches are a great way to customize your meals and ensure they’re both delicious and nutritious and meet your budget. Here are some ideas for DIY Lunchables.

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Classic Turkey and Cheese Lunchable:

Sliced turkey or chicken breast

Cheddar or Swiss cheese slices

Whole-grain crackers

Baby carrots or cucumber slices

Hummus or ranch dressing for dipping

Pizza Lunchable:

Mini whole-grain pita bread, bagles or flatbread

Pizza sauce or marinara sauce

Shredded mozzarella cheese

Mini pepperoni slices or diced vegetables (bell peppers, tomatoes, olives)

Fresh fruit or a fruit cup

Breakfast for Lunch Lunchable:

Hard-boiled or scrambled eggs

Sausage or bacon strips (cooked and cooled)

Sliced cheese or yogurt

Sliced apples or grapes

Mini whole-grain muffins or a small granola bar

Mediterranean Mezze Lunchable:

Hummus or tzatziki sauce

Falafel or grilled chicken pieces

Sliced cucumbers and cherry tomatoes

Pita triangles or whole-grain crackers

Kalamata olives and feta cheese cubes

DIY Sushi Lunchable:

Sushi rice or cauliflower rice (for a low-carb option)

Nori seaweed sheets

Sliced avocado, cucumber, and carrots

Cooked and cooled shrimp, crab, or smoked salmon

Soy sauce or low-sodium tamari for dipping

Veggie and Dip Lunchable:

Sliced bell peppers, celery sticks, and cherry tomatoes

Guacamole, hummus, or Greek yogurt-based dip

Cheese cubes or cheese slices

Whole-grain pretzels or crackers

Fresh fruit or dried fruit

Caprese Lunchable:

Fresh mozzarella cheese balls or slices

Cherry tomatoes

Fresh basil leaves

Balsamic glaze or vinaigrette for drizzling

Sliced Italian bread or whole-grain baguette

Tuna Salad Lunchable:

Tuna salad (canned tuna mixed with mayonnaise or Greek yogurt, diced pickles, and celery)

Crackers or whole-grain bread

Sliced hard-boiled eggs

Sliced cucumber and red bell pepper

Grapes or apple slices

DIY Taco Salad Lunchable:

Seasoned ground beef, turkey, or vegetarian crumbles

Shredded lettuce

Diced tomatoes

Shredded cheddar cheese

Salsa and sour cream

Tortilla chips or whole-grain tortilla strips

Rice Bowl Lunchable:

Cooked and cooled jasmine or brown rice

Sliced grilled chicken, tofu, or protein of choice

Sliced cucumber and bell peppers

Soy sauce or teriyaki sauce for drizzling

Edamame or steamed broccoli florets

Antipasto Lunchable:

Salami or prosciutto slices

Fresh mozzarella balls

Marinated artichoke hearts and roasted red peppers

Olives (green and black)

Whole-grain breadsticks or slices of baguette

DIY Salad Lunchable:

Mixed greens or spinach

Grilled chicken, hard-boiled eggs, or chickpeas for protein

Cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and bell pepper slices

Grated Parmesan cheese or feta cheese crumbles

Your choice of salad dressing in a small container

Nut Butter and Banana Lunchable:

Nut butter (peanut, almond, or your favorite)

Sliced bananas or apple slices

Whole-grain crackers or rice cakes

Carrot sticks or celery with hummus

A small serving of Greek yogurt or a yogurt cup

Feel free to mix and match the ingredients based on your preferences and dietary restrictions. These homemade Lunchables are not only fun to assemble but also allow you to control the ingredients and portion sizes for a healthier meal.

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