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Fun & Healthy Lunches #2

August 22, 2015

My first Fun & Healthy Lunches post is one of my most popular posts, so I thought I’d do another one and you can see other options of what I pack for lunch. I’m a big fan of meal prepping, especially for the work week and I’m still using the Rubbermaid Lunch Blox Sandwich Kit. I like how the containers are separate, which comes in handy when you don’t want certain foods to touch each other and it makes them easy to pack.

Fun & Healthy Lunches, Part 2

This second version that I’ve started packing lately definitely satisfies my hunger and keeps my energy up through the rest of the work day. I tried to lower the carbs by making half sandwiches, yet still kept my craving for crunch under control with a few Pop Chips and nuts.

Fun & Healthy Lunches, Part 2

I packed two flavors of cheese sticks (colby jack & pepper jack), a hard-boiled egg for more protein, mixed fruit, and half of a Lärabar. It doesn’t look like a lot of food, but I will usually save the fruit and Lärabar for later on in the day because I get full at lunch. Both satisfy my sweet tooth!

Fun & Healthy Lunches, Part 2

I like to keep my lunch around 400 calories. Of course it will vary depending on the ingredients used. Here’s a quick breakdown of what you see in the pictures and their estimated calories. I try not to get caught up in every single calorie because it can be mind-numbing to calculate those bites of mixed fruit or six almonds. The calculations below are estimates of amounts and calories. Numbers will vary based on amounts, types, and brands of items used.

  • 1/2 sandwich – 77 calories (Healthy Life wheat bread, 1 oz. Boar’s Head low sodium turkey, 1 tsp. Hellmann’s Light Mayo)
  • 1 hard-boiled egg – 78 calories
  • 1/2 stick reduced fat colby jack Sargento cheese stick – 30 calories
  • 1/2 stick pepper jack Sargento cheese stick – 40 calories
  • 4 cheddar & sour cream potato Pop Chips – 22 calories
  • 6 Emerald dry roasted almonds – 40 calories
  • 1/2 Lärabar (pictured are Blueberry Muffin & Pecan Pie) – 100 calories

Feel free to make your lunch even healthier by subbing veggies like carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower for some of the cheese, chips, or Lärabar. For more ideas, see my first Fun & Healthy lunches post.

Fun & Healthy Lunches, Part 2

Disclaimer: I am not associated with any of the products listed in this post. This post is my personal opinion and I was not compensated to write it. This post contains an affiliate link.

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7 Comments

  • Reply Kelly August 23, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Wow! Love all the lunches you made! My son is starting school for the first time in 2 more weeks so these ideas are perfect 🙂

  • Reply Emily @ Layers of Happiness August 28, 2015 at 11:38 am

    I’m not even in school anymore but I could eat these lunches everyday… so fun and yummy!

  • Reply Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron August 29, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    I am the worst at packing work lunches, but I’m trying to be better! Such great inspiration…so tasty and healthy, too!

  • Reply Megan (Braise The Roof) September 9, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Your food storage is so organized! I should really invest in some like that since I wind up using zip top baggies and it’s just not as fun to eat lunch that way. 🙂 Hard boiled eggs are a great go-to for lunch – gotta get that protein in.

  • Reply Melanie September 17, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    I love your ideas:) My son just begin kindergarden and I try hard to make him like the school lunch time! Eating in school is the time where you find a little bit of your family with you. Thank you!

  • Reply Keisha January 1, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Can you post more of the items you usually eat for lunch. Really like your idea.

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