Happy Hacks: How To Pack The Best Lunch Box

by / ⠀Happy Hacks How-tos / August 20, 2014

How’s that lunch box lookin’?

Sandwich in a clear baggie, an apple or banana tossed into the mix with a cup of pudding? That array may suit your needs but there are easy ways to jazz it up. Fret no more, we have easy, actionable tips for making the best lunch box ever – for either you or your kiddo. Read on!

1. Infuse bottled water. Next time you pack a thermos or bottle of water, add a couple slices of fresh fruit of herbs. This provides an oomph in flavor in an easy, natural way!

2. Use cupcake wrappers. If you have some extra cupcake wrappers, use them to jazz up your bento box! Simply add a handful of seeds or nuts for quick portion control.

3. Pack foods to help you feel full longer. Add some whole grains or nuts to your lunch box to make for wholesome sustenance to carry you through the afternoon longer. We love adding our individually wrapped Figgy Bars like Whole Wheat Lemon Figgy Bars, as well as nuts like Harvest Nut Mix, Cinnamon Spiced Almonds and more!

4. Don’t fear leftovers. When you’re prepping dinner, try making a few extra portions so you can easily pack it up for lunch the following day.

5. Change it up. So that you’re not having the same leftovers or the same banana-peanut butter sandwich every day, create a menu for yourself to keep your taste buds guessing! For instance, Monday’s menu can be leftovers from your delicious Sunday dinner; Tuesdays can be noodle salad days, Wednesdays can be hummus-veggie wrap days, and so on.

What are your expert lunch-packing tips? Share with us in the comments below or across social media using #natureboxlunch!

Check out our other #happyhacks!

Get more healthy ideas and delicious snacks by joining NatureBox. Sign up today to get $10 off your first box!

About The Author

  • Reply
    August 25, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Trying to get a different lunch ready every day was not an option for me. I am not a morning person, and I found that I frequently forgot to pack lunch the night before. At my work, we have a large fridge for everyone. So, I got in the habit of buying salad bar ingredients to keep in the fridge drawer so that I could mix up a different salad everyday of the week. Healthy, delicious, filling, and still offers variety.

    • Reply
      Amanda Natividad
      September 11, 2014 at 9:35 pm

      We hear ya, MAC. That salad solution is such a great idea! Maybe you can add some NatureBox seeds and nuts to it to keep that variety going! πŸ™‚

      -Amanda, NatureBox Editor

  • Reply
    October 16, 2014 at 2:18 am

    I recently started making two weeks of lunches on the weekend for my internship. I also always have various NatureBox snacks in my drawer for the quick snack. Currently I’m loving the Tart & Tangy medley, Dark Chocolate Nom Noms, and French Vanilla Granola. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  • Reply
    how to convert youtube videos to mp4
    January 24, 2018 at 8:18 am

    I really appreciate your hard work forever you give the best post for me it is the best for the music lovers get the download youtube videos as mp3 and download the best songs save the folder.

Leave a Reply

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This