Weekly Round Up: Skip the Sandwich — Packed Lunch Ideas!

School’s here! That means lunches for the kids. Pb&J, cheese, tuna, cold cuts. That gets boring, and kind of mushy sometimes, right? This is really good for us adults, too! Save money and get healthier packing your lunches. Plus, we can make yummier food at home than you can get at a fast food chain! Here are some great and SUPER HEALTHY ideas to get your kids to eat more nutritious meals and think outside the bread!

Lunch Ideas via  Biting The Hand That Feeds You

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Arugula, Apple & Chickpea Salad Wraps via TheKitchn
Breakfast in a Box via Operation:Lunch Box
Chicken Shrimp Egg roll
Chicken & Shrimp Egg Rolls with Thai Chili Sauce via The ROXX Box
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Prosciutto-Wrapped Frittata Muffins & Apple Slices with Nut Butter via Nom Nom Paleo
Apple Slice Sandwiches | Nourished Existence
Apple Slice Sandwiches via Toned & Fit
Mommys Kitchen: DIY Pizza Lunchables {Back to School Lunch Box Idea}
Homemade Pizza Lunchables via Mommy's Kitchen
Easy Avocado Tuna Salad - Take Two! SO much green! Remember the sandwich I made last week? Well, I’ve been thinking about it ever since because it was THAT delicious! So last night I needed a light pre weigh in dinner that didn’t break the PointsPlus bank.  And this is what I came up with.   I eliminated the bread and made a small recipe change (slivered almonds!) and I’m really happy with the results.  Instead of the bread I decided to serve it with crisp and yummy cucumbers.  I sliced a bunch of them for dipping but I also made a couple rolls.  I used a potato peeler and peeled a few thin slices to roll up the salad.  It added a nice variety to the meal. I also threw in a mini brie from Trader Joe’s just because I love it!   Let’s take another peek at the ingredients: one 5 ounce can of tuna packed in water (I used the no salt Trader Joe’s version) 1/2 avocado (I weighed mine and it came to 2.5 ounces) juice of one lime pinch of salt 2 tablespoons slivered almonds I really loved the addition of the almonds. They added a nice crunch and subtle flavor to the salad. I will definitely be adding them the next time I make this salad.   Let’s chat about the PointsPlus.  In my opinion, this was a steal!  The whole meal came to 10 PointsPlus! The salad itself was 8 PointsPlus and the brie was an additional 2 PointPlus.  The delicious cucumber was zero, of course! And I wasn’t hungry afterwards.  I loved all the crunch from the almonds and cucumbers. The cucumbers also forced me to slow down while I was eating which was much needed. It was a great summer dinner (or lunch for that matter) that left me satisfied but was nice and cool and light. I highly recommend it! Add this to Pinterest HERE!
Easy Avocado Tuna Salad via Another Pound Lost
Curried Chicken Salad Lunch via Family Fresh Meals

Here are a couple to grab out of the freezer and throw in the lunchbox as they run out the door. They will thaw in time for lunch! 🙂

Chicken & Broccoli Rolls
Ham & Cheese Pockets

What other ideas do you have for packed lunches? It’s easier for adults armed with microwaves, but for cold lunches, it’s a tad more difficult. Share what you’ve figured out! 🙂