lunchbox recipes

This is my first time posting lunchbox recipes and I know it will not be my last. I don’t know why I waited so long. Maybe perhaps because I didn’t have the right lunchbox!

yumbox lunch recipes

I love this Yumbox lunchbox. What I love the most about these lunchboxes is that they are BPA-free, phthalates-free, leakproof and simple to pack. The tray is also removable for easy cleaning which is important to me. After a few times using this box you will appreciate that feature. To learn more about this awesome Yumbox and be able to purchase it click this link.

My 4 year old loves her Yumbox. All her food is packed neatly and easy to access.

For some of us, I know it is not school season just yet but my kids are currently attending summer camp and with that it involves packing lunch.

I always keep my lunchbox recipes simple, nutritious and somewhat colorful. This way it is more appealing to my kids when it is time to eat their lunch. Which kid doesn’t like peanut butter and jelly? My version was actually using whole wheat tortillas instead of regular bread. This way I was able to roll it up and fit it in the Yumbox much better.

I also made a nut trial mix, which my kids love. Nuts are healthy, high in protein, minerals and healthy fats.

Of course I added some fruit to their lunch. This time around was organic blueberries. They love any kind of berries so I make sure I always add some because I know they will get eaten.

Packing an assortment of veggie skewers is always a fun way for my kids to eat their lunch. Likely for me both my kids like cheese so I tend to make cheese and tomato skewers quite often, only this time I added some cucumbers.

The sky is the limit when it comes to preparing lunch for the little ones but this Yumbox is the perfect vessel to pack their goodies.

Giveaway CLOSED

Yumbox has provided ONE Yumbox for an Eat Good 4 Life reader. To enter just comment below and let me know who you would use the Yumbox for.


  • Anyone that lives in the US can enter.
  • Entries must be submitted by Monday August 11th 12am EST.
  • One winner will be randomly chosen and will have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen.

Good luck!

Giveaway is now closed. The winner is Angela comment #113 :-)

yumbox lunch recipes

For the whole wheat tortillas just spread the peanut butter followed by the jelly and roll it up tightly. Cut into small pieces and place it in the Yumbox. A word of advice is to spread the peanut butter and jelly at least 2 inches away from the edge. I didn’t and my mixture come out while I was rolling the tortillas. No biggie but I created a bit of a mess!

yumbox lunch recipes

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Yumbox. This post contains affiliate links. Yumbox provided me with their product to write this review and all opinions are my own. I speak from personal experience. The end :-)


lunchbox recipes

Miryam's original recipes

Yield: 1 tray

Total Time: 10 minutes


Veggie Skewers

  • 2 oz cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 4 cherry tomatoes
  • 4 3 inch skewers

Peanut butter and jelly roll-ups

  • 1 whole wheat tortilla
  • 1-2 tbs organic peanut butter
  • 1 jelly, any flavor


  • 2-3 cashews
  • 2-3 almonds
  • 2-3 walnuts
  • 2-3 dried bananas or dried fruit
  • 1/3 cup chopped fruit of choice


For the veggie skewers, thread the cheese, tomato and cucumber onto the skewers and place on the biggest section of the Yumbox tray.

For the peanut butter and jelly roll-ups place the peanut butter onto the tortilla and spread at least 2 inches away from the edge. Add the jelly and spread over the peanut butter. Roll the tortilla and cut into small disks. Place on your lunchbox.

For the trail mix just mix all the nuts and place in the lunchbox followed by the blueberries. Their lunch is ready to go!


  1. I’d use my box for my daughter, Camille

  2. My daughter would use the YUMBOX. Thanks

  3. I would use it for my boyfriend!

  4. I would use it for myself to help me on my weightloss journey! Utterly would so come in handy!

  5. I’m always thankful for lunchbox ideas! I would use the yumbox for packing lunches for my three kids!

  6. I would definitely use this yumbox for my son, who at age 12 still likes me to make him homemade “lunchables” :)

  7. I have a VSG so this is perfect for me only for me :) this idea is great. Thank you:)

  8. I would use the yumbox to bring snacks to work especially for mid day munchies! :)

  9. I would use it for my daughter or me :-)

  10. Perfect for my first grader!

  11. Lo usaria para mi,ya que siempre que salgo llevo con migo bolsitas con snacks almendras,rasins etc….ojala y la pueda ganar ;)

  12. I’d use it for me. I pack lunch daily and this would be perfect for portion control.

  13. I would use it for myself.

  14. I would use it for myself

  15. I would use it for myself. I just got called for first time jury duty & I can take this for my lunch. I also take my lunch when I go out shopping. I save tons of money by not buying lunch! <3

  16. My daughter starts kindergarten in a month so she’d love this! She’d also love those veggies skewers. Great idea!

  17. I would use the YumBox for packing my lunch for work/school. Being a full-time college student at NC State & working 30 hours a week, it’s hard to plan & prep for healthy lunches. This lunchbox will make it so much easier for me to pack my lunch ahead of time so I can just grab it and head out the door!

  18. I would use the box for my 7yr old. I am always looking for the perfect leak-free box.

  19. I would use for my daughter!

  20. I would use it for my daughter Saffiyah.

  21. I’lI’ll use it for the lunch of my second grader Nicolas

  22. My daughter Claire- this would be perfect for hummus and veggies in same container! A lunch box can only fit so many containers.

  23. My daughter has to take lunch to school this would be perfect for her.

  24. As a 1st time mommy breastfeeding, I would use the lunch box for myself – to keep delicious and healthy snacks on hand so I can stay nourished during and after feedings

  25. I would use it for my son.

  26. Since I’m trying to lose weight and eat healthier, I’d use it for myself. Seems like a great way to watch portion sizes.

  27. Would love this for my 5 yr old starting kindergarten!!

  28. I would use this for myself, I’m just learning meal prep ideas. Just started a whole different life after 2 life changing experiences. Going to the gym and eating clean are MY rewards /obsession!

  29. This would be perfect for my teen. It holds a lot yet is compact . . . Luv that!

  30. This would be great for my daughter

  31. I would totally use this for my little guy for his school lunch. Some days it might just end up as a lunch box for the husband, mainly chili days. No one likes cleaning 8 hour old chili from a leaky conatiner.

  32. I’d use this for daughter, Maddie.

  33. I would use it for my little man when he starts his first day of preschool! :)

  34. The yumbox would be great for my 2nd grader!

  35. Iwould use this for my girls!!

  36. I want one of these for my daughter who is starting full day prek in September!

  37. I would use this for my daughter Anya.

  38. I would use it for my very picky eater, and 1st grader, Gene.

  39. My 1st grade daughter Sofia would use the yumbox. :)

  40. For my kindergartener, it will be a big year and sending her with a healthy lunch will make this momma feel better!

  41. I would use this for my daughter, she starts kindergarten in September so this would be awesome! Thanks for having this giveaway!!

  42. I would use this yumbox for my daughter who is starting kindergarten in September. I know she would love it and I will enjoy making fun and healthy lunches for her :)

  43. I would use it alternately for my two children who take lunch to school every day. And when they weren’t using it, my toddler would love it!

  44. My oldest daughter would get great use out if this YumBox for kindergarten. She’s a pj&j fsn. Thanks the the roll up idea!

  45. This would be great to pack my toddler’s lunch for daycare!

  46. I would use it for my daughter going to preschool this year.

  47. I would use this for my son who will be attending kindergarten.

  48. For my husband!!!

  49. I would love one of these for myself. Would be great for portion control and I’m weird about my food touching each other!

  50. I would use this for my 5 year old starting kindergarten this year. He’s a picky Eater so…packed lunches all year!!

  51. I would switch off using this for one of my two boys – they would love it!

  52. I would use it for my kindergarteners lunch!

  53. I would love this Yumbox for my 5yr old son, soon entering Kindergarten. It would be great to add yogurt and applesauce with his lunches knowing it is leakproof!

  54. I would use it for my daughter, Izzy!

  55. I would use the Yumbox for my daughter’s school lunch. She lives a variety of foods, and this would be perfect for her to use.

  56. My 4 year old son who takes “a little of this a little of that” for lunch to preschool will use the Yumbox. Thanks!

  57. I would use it for my son Maso’s lunch! He starts kidergarten soon.

  58. My daughter would love to bring her lunch to Kindergarten in a Yumbox. I love that it’s leakproof and easy to open.

  59. Is it wrong if I want to keep it for myself?

  60. need one for my first grader!!

  61. I would send my 2nd grader to school with his lunch!

  62. My son, the new kindergartner!

  63. My son starts preschool in the fall and we can’t wait to pack his lunch in a yumbox!!

  64. My first grader!

  65. I would use mine for my 2 year old son who is a very picky eater. I think by making eating more fun especially with the cute little compartments will help! :)

  66. For my son, Aaron. :)

  67. My son is starting 1st grade this year and I think he would love this for school!

  68. I would love to pack my son’s lunch in a yumbox every day. I never thought of cheese, tomato, and cucumber skewers in his lunch, those are 3 of his favorite foods!

  69. I would definitely use this yumbox for my little guy who is getting ready to start Kindergarten in 2 weeks!

  70. I would use this for my son! He starts first grade in a month and always enjoys bringing home lunch to school. :)

  71. This would be for my 2 year old son who is starting preschool next week. I’ve heard these are great for picky eaters and he is one!

  72. I’d use the yumbox for my husband. As a soldier, this would benefit him tremendously.

  73. I would use this for my daughter – she is starting all-day preschool and this would be great to pack her lunch in

  74. I would use it to pack my daughter’s lunch every day.

  75. I’d use this for one of my daughters for school! They start on Thursday!

  76. My daughter, Olivia, will be in kindergarten and she would love to win and use a Yumbox!!!

  77. I’d use the yumbox to pack a health lunch like then one about for my son to take to school with him!!

  78. This Yumbox looks awesome! I currently use several containers (BPA free of course) for all the different foods that I give my kids for lunch. With the Yumbox, I can put everything into one container. Love it!

  79. I would use the Yumbox for both my son (2nd grade) as well as myself on days he was not packing a lunch. TY.

  80. I would use this myself

  81. Of course, I want what’s best for my 4 & 2 year old. This Yumbox would be used as a mommy no-brainer to assist in choosing the best lunch for my kids. Sick of processed food and bad packaging ideas! This Yumbox surely will fulfill what has been missing from my lifestyle! THANKS FOR THE AMAZING INVENTION YUMBOX!

  82. I would use Yumbox for my 6 year old son. He loves bento lunches and I love that the Yumbox does not leak:)

  83. I am so wanting to purchase 7 of these for my children. Wining one would sure help! I would give it to my littlest preschooler:)

  84. Oh boy, its a hard call. Either my husband or my preschooler–probably my preschooler cause she would get such a kick out of it!

  85. I would use the yum box for myself. I am a lunch lady and even though I have access to school food, I’d prefer to pack my own lunch.

  86. My 2nd grade son – he’s been eyeing Yumboxes like they’re candy (and so has his Mama!). :)

  87. Perfect for picnics!!! That’s one way we’d use it!

  88. I want to say I would use it for my daughters, but the truth is that I want it for me!

  89. I have one for my 4 year old and we both love it but I would really like one for myself too! As a teacher with a 20 min lunch this would be ideal to have everything in one place and easy to get ready and clean up during the short lunch period.

  90. My 9 year old daughter would like a Yumbox. She is a healthy eater and always willing to try something new.

  91. I would use it for my daughter who is starting kindergarten!

  92. I would use it for one of my four kids for their school lunch!

  93. I would use it between my three boys.

  94. I would use it for my son who is starting VPK this year! He is so picky and hardly eats. I’m so glad I found this website. It’s a struggle to make his lunches and I needed some new ideas.

  95. My little 4 year old wants this for Pre-K! :)

  96. I would use the Yumbox for my nephew. He is starting kindergarten this school year and always had a problem keeping sauces from leaking into other compartments.

  97. I would love one for my son starting kindergarten! :-)

  98. I would use it for my daughter’s school lunches. Hopefully no more stinky lunch totes from spilled egg salad!

  99. I would use it for my kiddos school lunches!!

  100. I would use the yumbox for my boys, Jacob and Joshua.

  101. I would use it for my preschooler because she loves a variety of food for each meal.

  102. This would be perfect for my son! So cute and functional!

  103. I’d use it for my 5 year old daughter!

  104. Thanks for the giveaway – I love the YumBox and would use it for my daughters lunch, she starts Kindergarten at the end of August and this would be perfect for her.

    Thanks Karen

  105. I would use my yumbox for my daughter who will be starting preschool two days a week this September. She would absolutely loves this, and so would I! One wouldn’t be enough :) need one for hubby and for diaper bag snacks too!

  106. I would use the Yumbox for myself. I think this would help me keep my meals portioned and also offer variety and be fun at the same time! Thank you!

  107. I would use it for all three of my girls. They could take turns using it. If it were a neutral color I would use it my son also.

  108. My son would love a red yumbox for school lunch and I love the new 4 compartment version!

  109. I would LOVE to be able to send my 1st grader’s lunch in a Yumbox this upcoming school year.

  110. I would love it for my 1st grader – Maeve. She would love it too!

  111. I would use my Yumbox for me :) Just ordered 2 for my girls, so I need one. :) Momma needs a Yumbox!!!

  112. I would love to have this to send my daughter Maya’s lunches in. I know that all of those cute little compartments would make her food look more appealing and that she would try more of the healthy food that I send her! I’ve been admiring these lunchboxes for awhile now! Would love to win one for her!

  113. We’ve been PLAGUED with a whole list of food allergies at our house (wheat, eggs, milk and corn) so I would LOVE to have this Yumbox to be able to send healthy lunches with my daughter at school and be able to control what she eats while there. She’s a picky eater but I think this fun box will help her get excited about her lunches and hopefully encourage her to eat what we send for her. Thanks for the opportunity to win one! xoxo

  114. My 1st grader would use this lunchbox. I love that it is leak proof. He has another high end one and it leaks. This one would be perfect.

  115. I would use the yumbox for my oldest, Patrick.

  116. I’d use it to pack my kids lunches for school this year!

  117. I would use yumbox for myself . I have been wanting one for some time now to help with my weight loss.

  118. I would use this to pack my lunch for work–or maybe for my son when he starts school next year.

  119. I would use it for my son’s breakfast that he takes to school. It would be helpful to keep yogurt from leaking!

  120. I would use this for my 5 year old to take to school. It’s his first year!

  121. I’m always looking for ideas for lunchboxes..I’d use this for my two kids and my husband. Thank you

  122. Me encantaría ganar esta lonchera para mi niña, ya va ir a la escuelita el mes que viene.
    Y aún así no ganara, me encantara ver más recetas de este tipo. Por ahora está que publicaste se ve riquísima Miryam, esta completa, se ve divertida y saludable. Gracias Miryam por tu página!

  123. I would definitely use the Yumbox for my kiddos and myself for school, trips, picnics, everywhere. I’m always looking for ways to make their lunch creative, fun and most importantly healthy and what better way then to do it with Yumbox. It’s safe, fun, unique, and easy to clean! I can’t wait to get my hands on a few of these one day! Thanks for the opportunity!

  124. For my kiddos!

  125. I would use this for my daughter who is starting pre-K this fall. Our current bento-style box leaks, and I would love to be able to pack her applesauce, yogurt, etc without buying the wasteful single serve containers.

  126. I would use this lunch box for my daughter who will start 1st grade in a couple of weeks! I have always dreamed of making cute lunches with note cards for my children when I was a girl and my dream is coming true! So I would love to use yumbox lunchbox. :)

  127. I would use it for my 3.5 year old boy he’s about to start preschool and I’d love to pack his lunch in this yumbox:)

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