8 Trader Joe s Items to Get You Out of the School Lunch Rut

Chomps Meat Sticks

We enjoy them for lunch because they don't need to be refrigerated and come in beef, jalapeño beef, and turkey variations

Yogurt Smoothies

Choose one of these drinkable smoothies if your child always complains that lunch isn't long enough for them to finish what you've prepared.

Ciliegine Mozzarella Balls

Put several of these minuscule mozzarella balls in a tupperware container for a quick snack or to add to your child's school lunch.

Fresh Hard-Cooked Peeled Eggs

They are soft enough to ship with even the small ones, and neither cooking nor peeling is required.

ABC Bars

We love to bring these 4g protein Almond Butter Cocoa Bars to school for a recess choice, provided that there are no nut sensitivities in your classroom.

Volpi Snacks Roltini

These cheese sticks wrapped in prosciutto are a great lunch option for picky eaters. If you add some crackers, they should have no trouble getting through the afternoon.

Organic Mini Cheese Sandwich Crackers

We adore these minis as a substitute for Bento boxes. They also have a peanut butter flavor, but for school lunches, we prefer the cheese choice.

Indian Flatbread

Occasionally, switching up your lunch options is all you need to break out of a rut. We enjoy this flatbread simple, slathered with jam or sun butter.