Lunchbox Ideas For Your Yumbox

It’s no secret that we’re big Yumbox fans at my house. It’s definitely the #1 box my older daughter goes for when I ask her to pack her own lunch. In today’s sponsored post, I’m excited to share what we like about the Yumbox and also a list of lunchbox ideas to pack in it.

What We Like About Yumbox

– Yumbox’s pre-portioned trays (with cute little pictures) helps you pack healthy lunches without having to think too hard! They come in two options – 4 or 6 compartments with small images showing what to put where, which helps even the littlest ones assist in packing their own meals.

– They alleviate the need for plastic baggies or multiple containers, which means they are good for our earth (AND leave us with fewer containers to wash).

– They are leakproof! So go ahead and grab that yogurt or applesauce because there are no worries about leakage or spillover from one compartment to the next.

Lunchbox Ideas

Whether your kids pack their own lunches or you’re the one doing it, here’s a list of real food ideas to help. These categories match up with the 6-compartment Yumbox labels.


– Apple slices
– Banana slices
– Mini-oranges/clementines
– Pear slices
– Frozen strawberries
– Frozen blueberries
– Frozen cherries
– Applesauce
– Baked apples
– Dried apple rings
– Blueberries
– Strawberries
– Cherries
– Pomegranate seeds
– Mango pieces
– Avocado slices
– Grapes
– Kiwi
– Cantaloupe
– Pineapple
– Watermelon

– Cherry tomatoes
– Carrot sticks
– Celery sticks
– Ants on a log (celery with nut butter and raisins)
– Roasted vegetables
– Frozen corn
– Frozen peas
– Brussels sprouts
– Mixed greens
– Cucumber slices
– Sweet potato cubes
– Pepper slices
– Olives
– Zucchini chips
– Sugar snap peas
– Steamed broccoli

– Muffins
– Waffles
– Crackers
– Oatmeal
– Rice
– Quinoa/Quinoa salad
– Tortillas/wraps
– Waffle sandwich
– Granola bar
– Power balls
– Mini pizzas
– Mac-n-cheese
– Cinnamon raisin bread


– Hard-boiled eggs
– Organic, nitrate-free deli meat
– Refried beans
– Bean salad
– Leftover pulled pork
– Homemade chicken nuggets
– Chicken salad
– Chicken leg or other pieces from roasted or slow cooked chicken
– Deviled eggs
– Egg casserole bites
– Egg salad
– Trail mix
– Nuts
– Seeds/Seed mix
– Tofu
– Nut butters
– Lentils
– Bacon
– Quiche

– String cheese
– Cheese cubes
– Sliced cheese (to go with crackers)
– Plain yogurt (sweetened with a little maple syrup or honey)
– Cream cheese spread (to go on other item in box)