Lunch Box Ideas

Crafts + DIY · Motherhood · Printables · Recipes · January 12, 2018

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The Marzetti® Brand. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Lunch Box Ideas for the kids with printable Lunch box jokes! The kids will love these simple and tasty lunches using Marzetti Veggie Dips!

We’re slowly getting back into our regular routine now that the holidays are over. That means the kids are back to school and I’m back on lunch box duty. I usually prepare them the night before to make the morning a little less chaotic. The kids love it too because they’re able to help out. We put these four lunch boxes together in a matter of minutes. They’re packed full of fresh, vibrant food that they’ll actually eat.

One of their favorite ways to eat vegetables for lunch is dipping them in Marzetti® Ranch Dip Snack Packs. You can find them in the refrigerator aisle right next to the produce. They fit perfectly in all of our tupperware containers. And since they’re a generous amount, the kids can dip other items in them, like pizza, pita chips, pretzel thins, and sandwiches.


Kid Lunch Ideas

If you’re on the hunt for more lunch ideas, give these a try! You can easily customize them if you have picky eaters. Fill them with your kid’s favorite veggies. They can help grab items from the fridge, wash them and cut them (if they’re old enough). You can have them arrange them in the lunch boxes and store them in the fridge for the morning. When they’re not looking you can sneak a cute little note in there for them. Whether it’s a handwritten one or a cute little joke (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM FOR SOME FREE PRINTABLE JOKES), I guarantee it will make their day!

Packed lunch ideas

Grab these four quick and easy lunch box ideas below!


  • Marzetti® Ranch Dip Snack Pack
  • Carrot slices
  • Cucumber slices
  • Sliced apple
  • String cheese
  • Peanut butter pretzels


  • Marzetti® Ranch Dip Snack Pack
  • Carrots
  • Raisins
  • Cubed Colby Jack cheese
  • Peanut butter banana roll ups


  • Marzetti® Ranch Dip Snack Pack
  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Ham and swiss cheese sandwich


  • Marzetti® Ranch Dip Snack Pack
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Bell pepper sticks
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • 1 mini bagel pizza


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Lunch Box Ideas for the kids with printable Lunch box jokes! The kids will love these simple and tasty lunches using Marzetti Veggie Dips!

Not sure about your kids, but they love when we change things up with their school lunches! These ideas are not only tasty but perfect for home or school. They also love it when we include notes or even jokes. In fact, we put together some free printable kids jokes for you to download, print and put in their lunches to make it even easier.

Lunch box jokes


Be sure to let us know what YOUR favorite lunch box ideas are!

To help you with your lunch box ideas, Marzetti® wants to give one lucky Lil’ Luna winner a $50 VISA GIFT CARD!


Just leave a comment below sharing your favorite way to enjoy Marzetti dips!

Giveaway will end at midnight the night of DECEMBER 23rd. Winner will need to respond within 48 hours to claim their prize before another winner is chose. Good luck!

Marzetti® dips are so tasty and great for any occasion!! For more information about Marzetti® go HERE or find them on Youtube HERE and Facebook HERE.


Lunch Box Ideas for the kids with printable Lunch box jokes! The kids will love these simple and tasty lunches using Marzetti Veggie Dips!
Lunch Box Ideas for the kids with printable Lunch box jokes! The kids will love these simple and tasty lunches using Marzetti Veggie Dips!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Marzetti Veggie Dips. The opinions and text are all mine.

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When we have picnic lunches (in the car, park, vacation, special outings) we enjoy using Marzetti dip!


What do you have wrapped around the peanut butter and banana?

Sheila Gill

i just love picking one of these and dipping in with anything as a snack on the whim… whatever is around!


Outstanding photos ! ! The colors, the setup, the food choices, bravo ! ! Kristyn you deserve an award.


I use the blue cheese to dip my pizza. These lunches are inspiring me to be a little more creative (and healthy) with my own. I have not seen the little dip packs in my area : (


We love it as a dip for veggies! I know it’s boring but we love it 🙂

Ashley hinojosa

What kind of Tupperware do you use for your kids lunches?

    Kristyn Merkley

    I have all different kinds. It just depends on what they want in their lunch that day. I don’t have a specific kind.


I haven’t ever tried them, but I’m always needing ideas for lunch that isn’t a sandwich so I am going to buy some of these for my boys. Thank you!


My fave is the Marzetti Ranch and baby carrots. Yum!
I love those divided containers!!

Michelle J.

We love dipping baby carrots!

Amy Ware

I love to dip carrots and chips in ranch or blue cheese. Yum!

Lauren Milford

Our whole family loves the dip for our veggies! Especially in long car rides and travel situations. Great way to sneak in some veggies!

Jennifer Henderson

Apple slices and peanut butter. Slices of roast beef. And carrots and the ranch Marzetti dip. And berries


These lunches look amazing! Just what I needed to see because I ha e been a lunch rut with my kids lunches! I love the dips with veggies any day! Thanks!


The dips are just perfect sized, portable and convienent for dipping our veggies when we go on spontaneous picnics to the park!

Karen S.

Ive never tried them before!

Amanda Wesley

I love dipping my cauliflower in the Marzetti’s ranch dip!! I love fresh cauliflower for a snack or side dish. I love the lunchbox ideas!!


How do you keep the apples from turning brown?

    Kristyn Merkley

    Good question? It’s hard! My kids will eat it whole, but I will slice it & keep it together. Still turn a little brown, though.

Carolyn Romero

There very good ideas to do and very healthy for the kids to enjoy eating healthy snacks.

Corey Morgan

With ranch

Amanda Christine

I love it with carrot sticks!
Also great to dip pretzels, cheese sticks and pepperoni.

Marissa Livingston

I love the mini pizza tray. I would never of thought of that. Thank for all wonderful ideas. 🙂


We love eating cut up fruit and veggies and dipping them in the marzetti dips! Yum!

Cami H

We like using pepper slices and carrots, love the on the go choice with them!

Beth R

I love taking them on picnics. I love dipping rolled up turkey, provolone, and a pickle in the ranch. They also make a caramel too I believe. Yum!


I love to eat it with fresh crisp veggies mmmm!

Cassie M

They work great for the kids and hubbies lunch. My oldest dips her pickles in it.

Barb Beckwith

Ranch with Cauliflower


Love some Marzetti Ranch Dip With baby carrots!

Bethany hamberg

So kid friendly! My daughter will literally eat Anything if it’s dipped in ranch. So easy to grab these along with some veggies for snacks on the go


I love Marzetti on everything except basically fruit? I have to have it!

Tamara Bryant

Hot wings,Baked wings,Baked Potatoe Chips.

Deborah Gray

With baby carrots!

Traci A

Love their ranch dip served with cucumbers, celery, carrots and broccoli

Brenda McCracken

My daughter likes packing Marzetti Ranch dip with celery,carrots,broccoli and cauliflower.

Tammy kubitz

Use marzetti dips for pizza

Cheryl Williams

With pita chips and veggies! I love these dips with just about anything ☺️

Stephanie Ludwig

With carrots and celery

Nalani Peters

We love Marzetti dip with broccoli and cauliflower.

Sonia McDuffie Thomas

Can you buy in store if so where

    Kristyn Merkley

    The dip? You should be able to find them at your grocery store. You can find it at Wal-Mart, Target, etc. Hope you find it!

Sharon Paullin

Love the lunch box ideas.

Shauna Price

With ranch


I love to take some veggies and dip along with me to work so I can have something to munch on during my break.

April Fleming

I love dipping my carrots


With veggies

Theresa Medrano

We pack the dips for softball weekends! We love them.

Perlita mata

I love Marzetti Dios with celery sticks!

Wendy Pierson

With carrots or pretzels!

Heather Leaton

My daughter enjoys a healthy snack and so do I with her so we enjoy carrots and Ranch and she also enjoys mini pizzas and so do I.




Iam always looking for Healthier snakes and lunch ideas. Thank you


I’m wondering as a Canadian mom! We’re not allowed peanut products or buts of any kind at school? And no but butter substitute? So my ideas run thin! Could you give me some inspiration?

    Kristyn Merkley

    You could do lots of fruits & veggies, ham & cheese sandwiches/rolls, cheese sticks. Hopefully, those help. It can get tricky, trying to come up with different things, but I just rotate different things.


    My kids like honey and cream cheese or strawberry cream cheese in their banana roll ups. We also use Flatout bread and granola in with the bananas.

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