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8 Fun and Easy Lunchbox Ideas for Kids to Take to Camp

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Send your kids off to summer camp with these fun lunchbox ideas that are easy to make, nutritious, and crazy delicious! They are loaded with energy-giving carbs and proteins to give your little campers all the energy they need for activities and play. This collection of easy and yummy lunchbox recipes will give you plenty of ideas to choose from so that no one gets bored with the same meal, though there’s really nothing wrong with serving the same meal on repeat.

Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls)

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Learn how to make onigiri! If you are new to onigiri (rice balls), it may look overwhelming, but I promise it’s not. With the right ingredients and a few tools – they are easy! They are regularly requested by my kids for lunch and can easily be prepped ahead. Serve with yogurt and berries and edamame.

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Homemade Lunchables (Ham & Cheese Bento Box Lunch)

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Make your own healthy and homemade lunchables. This nutritious lunch is so EASY to make! The components themselves don’t require a lot of prep. A little slicing is all it takes! This is a staple meal at our house and we switch up the components depending on season and what we have at the moment.

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Frozen Mini Tacos in Air Fryer

Plate of frozen mini tacos with salsa and sour cream.
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If you’re looking for a fast and delicious meal, quick snack, or easy appetizer, look no further than frozen mini tacos cooked in an air fryer. Not only is it a convenient and super fast option, but air frying your frozen mini tacos is a great way to ensure that they will be perfectly crispy and golden brown – just how we want them! Store them in a thermos to stay hot until lunchtime and serve with mini peppers, a fruit, and tortilla chips.

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Mini Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Stack of zucchini chocolate chip muffins
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This zucchini chocolate chip muffins recipe is the perfect mix of nutritious ingredients and classic, bakery-style muffin texture! They are perfectly sweet (lightly) and utterly delicious- perfect for lunch and mid-day snacking. Serve with carrot sticks, apple slices, and a hard-boiled egg.

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Cheese Kabobs For School Lunches

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These cheese kabobs are a fun and healthy way to feed your kids each day with minimal prep or effort. A fun way to pack a healthy lunch your kids will actually enjoy eating that will provide protein and veggies.

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Banana Sushi Recipe

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This banana sushi recipe is a great way to pack a filling and nutritious lunch or snack in your child’s lunchbox! A fun way to get some fruit into those little tummies! Use sunflower butter if you need to have a nut-free lunch.

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Jam Sandwiches For Lunchbox Lunches

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These homemade jam sandwiches are a delicious, all-natural way to fill up that lunchbox and always go over well with the kids. Add some cream cheese for a sweet and creamy sandwich with a little extra staying-power.

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Quinoa Muffins For School Lunches

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These quinoa muffins are a wonderful way to get some “whole grains” into your child’s lunch in a way they enjoy! Delicious, complete protein muffins that are super delicious and nutritious.

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