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Meal Prep Ideas: 6 Packable Lunches that are Delicious and Nutritious

March 27, 2021

Finding lunch ideas for your family that help you meet your lifestyle goals - whether vegetarian/vegan, low-carb, Paleo, or just nutritious! - can be a challenge. Add in meal prep lunches that can easily be packed for school or the office? We here at Mission know that’s a big task. To make things easier, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite packable lunches that use our Better for You products so that you can feel confident you’re sending your family with a lunch that’s delicious, nutritious, and exciting! Here are six recipe ideas for lunch that are sure to be crowd-pleasers.

Chicken Caesar Tacos

A great way to add a salad for lunch with a taco-twist, this chicken Caesar recipe gives you a healthier alternative to traditional tacos. Fill our Gluten-Free Original Tortilla Wraps with grilled chicken and your favorite Caesar salad toppings. Pack the lettuce, tomato, dressing, and cheese in separate containers for a lunch that keeps everything nice and crisp until you’re ready for assembly. These delicious tacos will hit the mark every time!

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Vegan Chicken & Zoodles Wraps

To make these delicious low-carb wraps a vegan meal for your family, use your favorite chicken substitute product to mix with broccoli and grill for the filling. Adding zucchini noodles will add flavor and volume to this delicious meal, keeping you full until dinner. Wrap everything up in our tasty (and colorful!) Carb Balance Spinach Herb Tortilla Wraps and pack up for a mouth-watering meal on-the-go.

Turkey Apple Cheddar Wraps

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to traditional deli meat sandwiches, try this turkey apple cheddar wrap. Using our Carb Balance Soft Taco Whole Wheat Tortillas means that you’re providing a lower carb lunch that can help keep everyone full longer. Make your own honey-mustard dressing and layer it with turkey, apples, and an arugula salad mixture before you roll these wraps tightly for lunchtime. You can easily cut these into bite-sized pieces for the younger crowd, too!

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Cuban Press

Packing a lunch doesn’t have to mean sacrificing flavor, and opting for healthier recipes doesn’t mean giving up traditional favorites. This Cuban press recipe uses our Carb Balance Soft Taco Flour Tortillas for a lower-carb option, but packs all the flavor punch with ham, pulled pork, swiss cheese, and pickles inside. Wrap tightly and grill in a panini press (or use a hot skillet with another pan on top for added pressure) for 2-3 minutes – you’ll have the perfect healthier take on a Cuban, ready to pack in a lunchbox and go.

Apple & Turkey Quesadillas

As a mix of two lunchtime favorites, these quesadillas packed with typical sandwich ingredients are sure to be a hit. Grilling our Organic White Corn Tortillas before layering with apple, turkey, and cheddar cheese will give this delicious meal plenty of crunch at lunch. As a nutritious alternative to a regular quesadilla or sandwich, this recipe offers a quick and easy way to pack a meal your whole family will love when they sit down to eat after a long morning.

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Low-Carb Spinach and Feta Quesadilla

For a great low-carb and vegetarian option, these spinach and feta quesadillas are a crowd-pleaser packed with vegetable goodness. Using our Carb Balance Soft Taco Flour Tortillas, spread your family’s favorite pesto on one side and top with a caramelized spinach-mushroom mixture. After you add feta and top with another tortilla, crisp these quesadillas a little more than you normally would so that they’ll stay crunchy until lunchtime.

Whether you’re packing a meal for yourself, your kids, or a big crew, these recipes will make it to lunchtime full of flavor and nutrition that can help you meet your wellness goals even away from home!


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