Welcome to our 3 for 3 Lunch Challenge Lunchbox Ideas. Each week I will try to help you stretch your food budget by showcasing 3 different ways to serve 3 main ingredients in your lunchboxes. I will use additional ingredients but will try to keep them limited to common pantry or refrigerator items. At times I will also suggest tools and techniques to help enhance your lunch packing. I have not accounted for any dietary considerations but you can swap out for Gluten Free, Nut Free or other types of products as appropriate for your family!
3 for 3 Lunch Challenge Lunchbox Ideas
Ham, Pineapple and Green Beans (note I used black forest ham)
#1 Hawaiian Pizza Rolls (pictured above)
- Using your favorite refrigerated dough, roll out your crescent shape and using a pastry brush lightly layer some pizza/pasta sauce on your roll. Take 1 slice of ham folded, a small amount of diced pineapple and about 1/3 of a mozzarella cheese stick and roll up in the dough. Cook as instructed. Cool completely.
- Place a couple of the pizza rolls in your container, add your favorite pizza/pasta sauce in a small container with a lid (Easy Lunch Box Mini Dippers used here, see product link at bottom of post) for dipping.
- Add sliced pineapple and sliced raw green beans.
- Complete with pretzels (or substitute for your favorite snack).
#2 Stuffed French Toast Sandwich (pictured above)
- Make a “sandwich” of your favorite cheese, and sliced ham. Dip your sandwich in egg whites and cook like french toast. Cool completely. I cute my sandwich into a shape in advance. Make a portion appropriate for your family member.
- Add “french toast” to your container along with syrup for dipping in a small lidded container.
- Sliced pineapple and raw green beans are added again here as snacks.
- Completed with Snikiddy Baked Cheddar Fries.
#3 Ham Pineapple Kabobs (pictured below)
- Layer sliced ham folded and sliced pineapples on food picks (adjust portion for your family member).
- Cheddar popcorn is added as a snack.
- Cooked green beans are cooled and tossed in a vinaigrette dressing (use your favorite).
- A special treat of Surf Sweets Gummy Bears was added to this container.
Please also feel free to adjust portions for your family members, lunches show in photos are just for a reference!
Tip: Remember to add crunchy snacks in the morning so they stay crunchy!
Tip: Food picks can be found in most party stores or stores with a party section. Food picks can also be ordered online.
All three lunches are shown in an Easy Lunch Box.
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