Looking for a delicious way to say good-bye to boring lunches? Try our Kid Approved Pasta Salad Lunch Idea! This post brought to you by Crystal Farms Cheese. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Shaken Together.
It's here. I think it's finally about time that I embrace the new school year. I've been holding off, but now I need to focus on setting routines, gearing up for balancing school work and football and baseball and dusting off back packs and lunch boxes. Speaking of lunch boxes, I am sharing a lunch idea that will quickly become a lunch time favorite!
Kid Approved Pasta Salad Lunch Idea
My boys are not sandwich kids. Believe me, we start out the school year strong with peanut butter and jelly, but it's not long before I hear the muttering and murmuring. So, I've done wraps. And we've done leftover pizza. We've even tried chicken nuggets wrapped in foil to stay warm. I mean, we have resorted to soup in a thermos. Ho hum.
But it wasn't until recently that I had the bright idea to pack up all of the ingredients for the boys' favorite pasta salad!
Fresh grape tomatoes, turkey pepperoni, whole wheat bow tie pasta, black olives and Crystal Farms string cheese were the perfect combo for my boys. I included a few plastic picks for easy eating, too.
Here are a few more ingredients that would be fun to rotate for more pasta salad combos:
- whole wheat rigatoni or pasta spirals
- cubed ham or turkey
- turkey bacon
- smoked sausage slices
- broccoli / cauliflower florets
- green olives
- marinated mushrooms
- hard boiled egg slices or quarters
- green and red peppers
- carrot coins
- sun dried tomatoes
- banana pepper slices
- mini pickles
- Crystal Farms New York Sharp Cheddar or Pepper Jack cheese cubes
Crystal Farms products are natural with few preservatives and rich in calcium so I feel good about picking them up in the refrigerated section of my grocery store and packing them in the boys' lunches. The string cheese is perfect for quick snacks on the go, too!
This bite tasted like the boys' favorite pizza - cheese, pepperoni and olives - YUM! And I believe that it is scientifically proven that everything is more fun to eat with bright green plastic picks, right?!
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Wendy Hogue says
What a great idea!! Love it!!
Alexandra Robertson says
I woukd use this fun box for my son. Perfect for on the go lunches that I can pack healthy for us! I would make a hard boiled egg, honeydew melon, some homemade granola, and a chicken salad wrap for us. no mayo though and sub some greek yogurt and dijon 🙂
Heidi T says
I love this idea for moving away from the usual go to! My boys start school on Monday so I'll be collecting all the fun lunch ideas!
great photography, and nice fresh idea for lunches- thanks 😉
I would give this to my daughter to use at school
I would use this to pack may daughter fun lunches!
That is the cutest bento box ever! It would be used for quick and accessible lunches and snacks!
I would give it to my niece for school.
It looks very yummy. i use your ideas for my 2 boys. because they love pasta and cheese much more