Tasty Lunch and Snack Ideas

Dairy/Protein-rich Foods
• Low-fat string cheese
• Low-fat cottage cheese
• Low-fat yogurt
• Pudding cups
• Lean ham, turkey or roast beef
• Hard-cooked egg
• Bean dips
• Hummus

• Grapes
• Apple slices
• Orange slices
• Mandarin oranges/tangerines
• Pears
• Bananas
• Melon balls (honeydew or cantaloupe)
• Watermelon
• Mango slices
• Fresh fruit in season (like strawberries, blueberries, cherries, peaches, apricots, nectarines, plums, kiwis, pineapple)
• Cherry tomatoes
• Baby carrots
• Broccoli florets
• Celery sticks
• Cucumber spears
• Red or green bell pepper sticks
• Dried fruit/fruit chips (like raisins, cranberries, apple rings or banana chips)
• Fresh fruit salad or canned fruit cups
• Fresh salads (low-fat dressing packed separately)
• Applesauce

• Whole-grain bread
• Whole wheat pitas
• Baked tortilla chips
• Animal crackers
• Hard pretzels
• Rice cakes
• Whole-grain cereal
• Whole - grain mini-bagels
• Whole-grain bread sticks or crackers
• Vanilla wafers
• Low-fat/low-sugar breakfast, granola or chewy bars
• Graham crackers

• Nuts  *If no nut allergies
• Trail mix
• Peanut butter


Important Tips for a Packed Success
• Pack a lunch that’s an adventure. Try something out of the ordinary!
• Keep it cold! Use an insulated lunch box with an ice pack to keep cold foods safe.
• Pack variety - fruits, veggies, whole-grain breads, lean meats and low-fat cheeses.