How To Amp Up Lunch Time

By Maggie Rulli 09.02.2013 blog

Just because you’re back stuck eating in the lunch room doesn’t mean you have to settle for blah…liven up that brown bag lunch with some oomph!

Here are some lunch ideas that I’m pumped about trying out this school year:

  • Smoothies! Blended the right way, smoothies can make for a tasty, refreshing and filling meal! Make sure to add in something filling (like yogurt or nuts), something sweet (like bananas, peaches, berries) and try something green (I swear you will hardly taste the spinach!) Here are five great smoothie recipes from The Kitchn to help get the inspiration going. 
  • How about a little DIY action? By getting hands on with your school snacks, you can avoid preservatives and chemicals. And even better? You can tailor make them to fit your favorite flavors! Try some DIY trail mix – just add some nuts (almonds, cashews, pistachios, peanuts, pumpkin seeds), dried fruit (raisins, apricots, dates), something extra special (I’m a sucker for chocolate chips), and anything else you want (coconut flakes, cereal)! Wanna take it a step further? Add some of that DIY trail mix to a DIY yogurt parfait!
  • Or how about simply taking the classic standard of a Peanut Butter and Jelly… and kicking it up a notch? Or three?? Try PB & J sushi! But don’t worry… no fish are mixing with your jelly. Or make your own PB & J uncrustables with a cookie cutter! And who wouldn’t wanna indulge with a PB & J banana dog? Just make sure to use natural peanut butter (or if you’re feeling wild, almond butter!), and jelly with no extra real or fake sweetener added (I promise the real fruit will make it sweet enough!)

And if you wanna escalate your lunch even more… check out these lunch time hacks from buzzfeed.

You’re up: What are you bringing to lunch this week??!


  1. jared

    lunch is about having a fun time int the day.It also serves as a snack before dinner and after breakfeast.

  2. 2013-9-16-rileigh-lala

    coke instead of milk

  3. Rashad Pearson

    We Need To Get More Healthier Lunches Like From Revoloution Foods Sponsered By Michelle Obama.

  4. Shakyjia Scott

    We shaould have like real smoothies Because all that work we do and just milk is not enough just saying!

    • 2013-8-29-SAMUEL-MIXON

      wat up shakyjia scott

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