Lunchbox Ideas

Citrus Honey Orange MuffinsIt’s pure magic when sweet golden honey combines with fresh citrusy orange and creates an explosion of caramelized goodness in muffin form. 💫 Grain-free and made with almond flour, these muffins are also perfect for Passover! We love baking these honey orange muffins because they’re perfect for little hands & lunchbox snacks, they’re a great vitamin C-rich meal prep breakfast food, and also because they’re oh so crave-worthy 🤤. (#sponsored) These sweet + springy muffins are made with organic orange juice from @unclemattsorganic. We love this family owned company because their products are truly clean label: certified glyphosate residue free, no toxic pesticides, no GMOs, and no preservatives. And did I mention their orange juice tastes so fresh + sweet? Sawyer goes through bottles and bottles (and bottles) 😂.
No Bake Easter Egg NestsAlthough we don’t celebrate Easter, Liv & Sawyer learned about the holiday through Peppa Pig’s Easter egg hunt, and once they saw chocolate was involved, they begged me to join in on the festivities 😂. These no-bake nests taste like oatmeal raisin cookies and are naturally sweetened by dates. We used coconut flour, making it a grain free and gluten free treat. Oh, and for all those celebrating Passover, this works for that holiday too (as long as peanut butter is part of your tradition)! Cookies bring us all together✌️
(Plant-Based) Chicken & Waffle SkewersAs a vegetarian mama, I’m always looking for plant-based options to feed my kids that satisfy the following requirements: 😋 Tasty + kid approved (My picky 3 year old Sawyer won’t touch it otherwise) 💪 Nutritious ❌ None of those artificial flavors/thickeners/binders/hard to pronounce ingredients I have to admit, I miss the flavor of chicken nuggets. I gave up meat for the animals, the planet, and for my overall health but I’ve never found a good replacement for nuggets… until now 😏. #sponsored Our newest obsession @eatnowadays plant-based nuggets are juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside 🤤. They’re delicious + convenient (8-10 min and they’re done!), yet also healthful and made with 7 clean + simple plant-based ingredients. 💲Use promo code code LIVLAUGHCOOK25 to get 25% off your first order on eatNowadays.com
Kids’ Cauliflower Quinoa TotsThese veggie tots are an easy way to get my kids to eat a protein (quinoa) and vegetable (cauliflower) at the same time. While my son can be picky at times, I keep the spices minimal here so he can enjoy his tots without any fuss! Cheddar cheese adds calcium to the dish, too making it a great side dish or even main for kids + toddlers! Great for baby led weaning and school lunchboxes, these tots are vegetarian and can be made gluten-free. Another option for older kids who desire more spice is to mix them with whole wheat pasta, marinara sauce, and Parmesan cheese.
Healthy Homemade Granola BarsHave you ever looked at the ingredients in store-bought granola bars? Generally, there are around 30 ingredients, half of which we don't quite know what they are, and always a load of added sugars. Homemade is such a great option because besides tasting delicious, you can see the simple and clean ingredients going into the bars. Made with sprouted rolled oats, protein-rich natural peanut butter and sweetened by pure honey, these bars will become your new favorite granola treats!
Halloween Lunchbox IdeasA collection of some of Liv's favorite vegetarian Halloween lunchboxes! All require easy pantry items and a little bit of creativity! Which one is your favorite?!
Easy Halloween Snack IdeasA collection of simple Halloween lunchbox snack ideas that use mozzarella cheese sticks, bell peppers, pretzel sticks, and mandarin oranges. Kid friendly, nutritious, and spook-tacular!
Halloween Monster ApplesReady for a fun Halloween-inspired snacktivity? These spooky apple monsters, made with organic apples, natural peanut butter, sunflower seeds, strawberries, and blueberries, are a fun and clean Halloween treat for kids and adults alike. Want to make it nut-free? Just sub in sunflower seed butter for the nut butter 🥜.
Lunchbox Inspiration- “Ladybugs on Leaves”If you're looking for a vegetarian, vegan, or plant based lunchbox idea for your little ones, we got you covered with this semi-homemade lunch comprised of mini avocado toasts, sweet bell peppers filled with hummus, plant based maple sausages made from millet, lentils, dates, and apples, and a dessert of blueberries and chocolate.
Lunchbox Inspiration- “Spinach Whole Wheat Quesadillas”My favorite veggie to sneak into the kids' lunches is spinach because its mild flavor is always masked by whatever it's combined with. My daughter LOVES grilled cheese and cheese quesadillas, so I always put spinach inside to get in extra nutrients. We've also made these quesadillas with scrambled cheesy eggs + spinach, and she always gobbles them up!