Back To School Recipes: 3 Healthy, Savory Lunch Box Ideas That Your Picky Kids Will Love

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Back to school season is officially here! Add a creative twist to the kids' lunch box by surprising them with a Rainbow Bento Box, Stuffed Pita Pockets or Pinwheels. Find all the recipes here! Photo: Courtesy

Back to school season is officially here and it’s time to start thinking about lunch boxes and school snacking. With extracurricular activities and getting back to the routine, it’s hard to find time to make a nutritious and fun meal. 

Send the kids back to class confidently with an array of egg-free, gluten-free and non-GMO products including mayo and dressings from Hampton Creek. Find bellow quick, easy to make and nutritious recipes created by Just’ team of chefs.

We guarantee even the pickiest eaters will like them!

  • Stuffed Pita Pockets 

Broccoli Salad Pita Pockets Broccoli Salad Pita Pockets Photo: Courtesy

1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

½ cup Just Mayo

¼ cup red onion, diced

¼ cup celery, diced small

¼ teaspoon salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Pita Bread

Avocado

Butter lettuce

Other optional fillings: Cheese slices, cold cuts, sprouts

DIRECTIONS

  1. Make the chickpea salad, or use Edamame DipBeet Hummus, or your favorite dip.
  2. Chickpea salad: Mix the chickpeas and Just Mayo in a large bowl. Lightly mash with a fork or potato masher. Fold in the celery and onion. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Stuff the pita: Slice the pit in half. Use a spoon or butter knife to fill the pita pocket with salad, spreads, or tuck in slices of avocado, cheese or cold cuts along with a lettuce leaf. 
  • Pinwheels

Pinwheels Delicious Pinwheels! Photo: Courtesy

Just Awesomesauce Mayo

Whole wheat tortillas

Hummus

Baby spinach, chopped

Carrots, shredded

DIRECTIONS

  1. Spread each tortilla with a thin layer of Just Awesomesauce Mayo, top with spinach leaves, spread with hummus and sprinkle with shredded carrots.
  2. Roll each tortilla and slice into ½ inch slices.
  • Rainbow Bento Box

Bento Box Lunch Colorful Bento Box Lunch! Photo: Courtesy

Protein: Whole Edamame, Tofu, Chicken, Hot Dog

Veggies: Carrots, cucumber, jicama

Crunchy: Roasted seaweed, rice crackers, pretzel sticks, sticky rice balls

Dip: Just Garlic Mayo, Just Mayo + soy sauce,Edamame Dip, Beet Hummus

Sweet: Orange slices, fresh berries, Just Cookies

DIRECTIONS

  1. Pick 3-5 favorites and fill a bento style box or small containers

 

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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.