Pack It Up

Published September 14th, 2018

Bring new ideas and fun flavor to your school or work day lunches. Let our creative tips inspire you.

Back-to-school season is the ideal time to get your everyday lunches out of a rut and add to the menu rotation. Our easy ideas work for both kids and adults. Up your sandwich game with Fresh Thyme Multigrain Bread topped with veggies and sliced meats and cheeses from the Fresh Thyme Farmers Market deli. For a shelf-stable protein punch, tote convenient trail mixes, beef sticks, or single-serve nut butter packets. Or try sunflower butter in our vegetarian Apple Crunch Wrap. Sunflower butter contains healthy fats, protein, and magnesium—and kids love it!

Pack healthy lunches full of flavor by keeping a balance of protein, carbs, dairy, fruits, and veggies.

Protein: This important nutrient should make up one- fourth of your lunch. Choose lean meats, poultry, seafood, eggs, nuts, and seeds.

Carbs: Keep carbs to one-fourth of your lunch. Half of your grains should be whole grains, such as whole grain tortillas or bread.

Fruits & Vegetables: Strive to make half of your lunch fruits and vegetables. Handheld options like baby carrots and grapes work well. If using canned fruits, select ones packed in natural juices.

Roll With It!

Spread Flatout Flatbread wraps (like Multi-Grain with Flax or ProteinUP, Carb Down) with hummus and sprinkle with finely chopped red bell pepper, feta, and cucumber. Roll. Slice into bite-size pieces.

Handy Soup

Fill a thermos (available for purchase at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market) with chicken noodle soup from the Fresh Thyme deli.

Assemble & Eat

Cut naan into wedges. Serve with pizza sauce for dipping. Top with pepperoni and cheese for mini pizza-flavored bites.

A Bit of Honey

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market’s flavored honey sticks are easy to transport in lunches. Use them to top corn bread from the bakery.

Slam Dunk!

Enjoy single-serve snack packs of Cedar’s hommus and crispy hommus chips for dipping.

Mighty Tasty

Organic Prairie beef sticks and Organic Valley cheese sticks provide protein to keep you feeling full longer.

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