7 Easy Lunchtime Combo Recipes

Chopped Salad with fruits and vegetables

Sending lunch to school in a multi-segment box container means no more ho-hum lunches and no lunchtime rut for your student. Keep it healthy and fun with any of these combos:


  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Fill a whole-wheat pita half with sliced cucumber, avocado and tomato and place in the box. Fill the other compartments with pitted Kalamata olives and salted almonds.

Chicken Quinoa Salad

  • Difficulty Level: Medium
  • Toss together diced cooked chicken, cooked quinoa, diced bell peppers and sweetened dried cranberries, then mix with a lime-cilantro dressing. Place alongside compartments filled with strawberries and baby carrots.

Tomato, Cheese and Celery

  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Alternately thread grape tomatoes, cheddar cheese cubes and sliced cucumber onto small bamboo skewers. Serve alongside compartments filled with celery sticks and ranch dressing.

Goddess Combo

  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • A Greek-style salad can be as easy as combining diced or sliced zucchini, sliced cucumbers, crumbled feta cheese, diced tomato and toasted walnuts. The smaller compartments can hold the green goddess dressing and grapes.

Sandwich and Kiwi

  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Make a half-sandwich of tomato hummus and cheese served between slices of toast, then package alongside kiwis and pretzels.

Cheese, Egg and Prosciutto

  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Cheddar cheese cubes and a peeled hard-cooked egg can be slotted next to a compartment containing fresh strawberries.


  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Make a quick quesadilla by sandwiching small flour tortillas around slices of deli ham, a favorite cheese and tomato. Serve alongside compartments filled with cubed fresh mango and toasted walnuts.