August 18, 2015   By Kelly Bejelly

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As you know from reading my blog, I’ve been “lunch challenged” in the past, and that my husband and son are picky eaters, which makes lunch even more perplexing to deal with. Even if I am okay with scrounging for leftovers in the fridge to call “lunch,” they aren’t. So, how do I pack them off with a healthy, Paleo lunch—one that they will eat? I’m also on a budget so when I saw the deals in my daily WOW Alert from Grocery Outlet, I jumped in my car so I could stock up.

Since it’s back to school time, I thought many of you may be wondering the same thing. Plus, you know that kids don’t want lunches that look different from everyone else’s. They don’t want to hear, “Ewww! What’s that?” So the test is to come up with ideas for Paleo lunches that taste great and are kid-approved.

I definitely use leftovers from supper the night before, but that only takes me so far. Now, Paleo Pretzel Dogs are a favorite around my house, and they are so easy to make! They are great for lunches or suppers, and they are one thing my guys will eat more than once in a week, so I make up extras to serve for lunch the next day.

I also like to plan ahead enough to use the same main ingredient, but do different things with it. For example, we love salmon, so I will make up Paleo Salmon Cakes for supper one night, and at the same time, make salmon salad that we dip veggie strips in for lunch the next day.

Mixing and matching the items below is a great start for devising easy Paleo lunches because variety is a must for kids. I could eat meatballs and rolled cold cuts filled with avocado, homemade mayo and cucumbers for lunch every day and be perfectly content. But my guys demand variety. Try different combinations of these easy Paleo lunch items until you come up with favorites you can stick with all throughout the school year…and beyond. With a little planning and creativity, you can become a Paleo lunch genius!

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Paleo School Lunch Box Ideas

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Eggs
Deviled eggs
Hard-boiled eggs
Scrambled eggs
Egg salad
Omelet with veggies

Seafood
Salmon salad
Tuna salad

Dinner Leftovers
Salmon patties
Hamburger patties
Chicken wings
Barbecued chicken
Chicken nuggets
Rotisserie chicken
Soup
Taco meat
Meatballs with zoodles
Chicken salad

Prepared nitrate-free meats
Hot dogs
Jerky
Sausages
Ham
Pepperoni
Bologna
Chicken
Salami
Turkey

Dairy
Cheddar
Cream cheese
Mozzarella
Brie
Colby

Nuts and seeds
Sunflower seeds
Pumpkin seed
Pecans
Cashews
Almonds
Pistachios
Walnuts

Condiments and extras
Full-fat mayo
Full-fat sour cream
Full-fat yogurt
Butter
Avocado slices
Guacamole
Seed butters

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Vegetables
Tomatoes
Radishes
Spinach
Sweet peppers
Sweet potato stripes
Olives
Kale
Broccoli
Bell pepper strips
Cabbage
Slaw
Carrots
Cauliflower
Cucumber
Celery
Green beans
Mushrooms
Lettuce
Salad

Fruits
Tangerines
Strawberries
Raspberries
Blackberries
Blueberries
Apples
Watermelon
Figs
Grapefruit
Pomegranate
Peaches
Pears
Plums
Apricots
Bananas
Plums
Pineapple
Papaya
Oranges
Mangos
Cherries
Kiwi
Grapes
Cantaloupe

Dried Fruit
Coconut
Dried dates
Prunes
Raisins
Cranberries
Apple chips
Banana chips

Nut flour treats
Pretzels
Pancakes
French toast
Banana bread
Grain-free wraps
Sandwich bread
Muffins
Bread sticks

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