When you’re running from copier to recess duty and heading back, it’s easy to get back to the fast-food teacher lunch and granola bars lying in the car. We get it. This is why we are always on the lookout for better ideas that are cheaper, easier to pack and more nutritious. These teachers showed us how to do it.
1. Greek yogurt private pan pizza
Because pizza is always a good idea.
2. Lots of nibbles
Who says you need to pack a sandwich or leftovers? Snacks FTW.
3. Mac + cheese
It’s not just for kids! Add some peas or broccoli and pack some raw vegetables or fruits on the side for a healthy twist.
4. Salad in a jar
We love all the clever variations of this portable, ready-made salad.
5. Chola salad
When you get tired of both chicken and tuna salad. Pack some crackers to go with an extra-special lunch time treat.
6. Sheet pan meal preparation
You had me in the sheet pan.
7. A hearty veggie soup
It’s great for a quick and healthy lunch throughout the week.
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8. If in doubt, go easy
Easy means not annoying! Sometimes the best lunches are those that rely on simple, healthy ingredients.
9. Chicken Tikka Masala
10. Couscous and veggies
Serve cold or warm, this combination makes a great salad that will satisfy you.
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11. Breakfast for lunch
This is inspired.
12. Unique quiches
Imagine opening your lunch box and this beauty is waiting for you.
13. Pasta to go
Standing on his own two feet all day By Carbohydrate loading is required.
14. Greek tuna salad
Whipped and lemon jazz-up tuna salad. Fill the cake or eat out of the bowl!
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15. A protein-and-veggie bowl
It never gets any easier than this. A variety of vegetables of your choice, a little protein, a little Greek yogurt, and you can go.
16. Fried-cauliflower taco bowl
17. A rainbow of vegetables
Get your color.
18. Wrap it
Switch up your sandwich.
19. Mini Cheese Board
It’s like your own personal charcuterie platter.
20. Burger bowl
You heard me.
21. Corn salsa and chipotle chicken bowl
Fairly confident that I will eat these five food-preparation bowls on Monday.
22. Chicken Gyros
I want to be friends with this teacher.
23. Fried righteousness
They beat what they are serving in the cafeteria.
24. Beef with Brussels sprouts
This simple two-ingredient lunch will require you to count the seconds until you can eat it.
25. Ravioli Sandwich
There are also many more delicious things… but the most beautiful mini sandwich in the world.