A few people have asked about what we pack in our Yumbox lunches. These are our favorite lunch boxes, both for ease of use and how cute they are. They come in a variety of colors and inserts so you can customize it to the age of your child.
When packing the boxes, it’s best to break it down into categories. The Yumbox makes it easy for you by reminding you of the categories in their inserts. Protein, dairy, vegetables, fruits and grains. So simple, right?
We own both the panino (sandwich friendly) insert and also the original bento box version. I use them both so frequently I can’t say I love one over the other. We have the blue and the pink box.
Here are some ideas of what to pack for each category.
- Cold cuts rolled up
- Rotisserie chicken
- Beans (chick peas are kid friendly)/Legumes
- Hard boiled eggs
- Sunflower seeds/sunbutter
- Sulfite free pepperoni sticks
- Cheese stick
- Cheese cubed
- Yogurt- plain or greek flavored with honey is better than the presweetened variety
- Cottage cheese
- Ricotta with honey
- Grapes-check for seedless variety
- Cucumber- English is better for packing
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Pita bread
- Crackers/rice crackers
- Popcorn- (homemade)
- Whole wheat bread/bagels
- Rice cakes
- Homemade mini muffins/breads
Pin the image to save for those mornings when you just can’t think of what to pack!
What else do you like to pack in your kid’s lunch box?
Note: I’ve bought all my Yumboxes myself. Love them. The links in here are affiliate links, which means if you decide to purchase one the site receives a small commission. Thanks!
I’ve never heard of Yumbox. Very clever way to organize a lunch! What are they made from Emily? Is it a plastic insert? Does the insert come out to wash? Thanks for sharing!
This makes me hungry! I wish my kids would get on board with eating healthy. I hardly ever pack a lunch for them anymore and I wish they would eat healthy lunches like this. Looking for all the tips!
What a fun idea for lunch! We eat with our eyes, too, don’t we? Making lunch look so good I bet helps your kids enjoy healthier options – thanks for the suggestion!