These Adult Lunchables are easy, filling, and high in protein. They're great to meal-prep for quick, easy, and healthy packed lunches. Who says lunchables are only for kids anyways?

Adult Lunchables 3 Ways

Sometimes we just don’t have the energy to prep elaborate lunches for the workweek. These 3 Adult Lunchables are easy, filling, and packed with protein. They’re also super tasty! Who says lunchables are just for kids anyways?

These Adult Lunchables are easy, filling, and high in protein. They're great to meal-prep for quick, easy, and healthy packed lunches. Who says lunchables are only for kids anyways?

What is an Adult Lunchable?

Do you remember “lunchables” back in the day? The all-in-one packaged lunches featuring various meal combinations like build your own pizzas and crackers and cheese? They were all the rage when I was a kid!

Well, I’m an adult make lunches like this all the time at home. I also refer to them as “snack plates” of finger foods that basically make up a meal. I add things like cut up fruits and vegetables, hummus or other dips, cheese, lunch meats, pretzels, hard-boiled eggs, and more.

They’re really great when you want something tasty and satisfying but don’t really feel like preparing a meal. Whether you’re working from home or meal-prepping your packed lunches, you’ll love them! But before I share the recipes, I thought I’d share my formula for a perfectly satisfying adult lunchable.

These Adult Lunchables are easy, filling, and high in protein. They're great to meal-prep for quick, easy, and healthy packed lunches. Who says lunchables are only for kids anyways?

My Dietitian-Approved Formula for the Perfect Adult Lunchable:

To make these “lunchables” tasty and filling, here’s what I look to include:

  • Protein: I make sure to include at least one source of protein. Protein takes longer to digest compared to carbohydrates and fat, so it helps us feel full for longer!
  • Fibre: Fibre is also slower to digest, and helps ensure our blood sugars are stable. In addition, it regulates our digestion to keep things running smoothly. I like to add fibre with whole grains, fruit and vegetables, and nuts and/or seeds.
  • Fat: Fat helps us feel satiated. Some easy ways to add fat to these lunchables are through cheese, nuts and seeds, nut or seed butters, and avocado.
  • Fruit & Vegetables: Generally speaking, we want to try to have sources of vegetables and/or fruit on our plates (or should I say lunchboxes?) at each meal. It may not always happen (hey, we’re human) but it’s good to aim for! You’ll see that all 3 adult lunchable ideas feature a variety of fruit and veggies.

Adult Lunchables 3 Ways:

Crackers & Cheese Adult Lunchables:

Sometimes we just don't have the energy to prep elaborate lunches for the workweek. These 3 Adult Lunchables are easy, filling, and packed with protein. They're also super tasty! Who says lunchables are just for kids anyways?

This one takes snacking on crackers and cheese and turns it into an easy, snack-y lunch meal! Note that ingredient amounts in the recipe below are just general suggestions. You may need to add more/less of certain ingredients depending on your unique needs and hunger levels. Listen to your body!

Crackers & Cheese Lunchable

Turn crackers and cheese into a meal with this easy recipe!
Course Lunch
Cuisine Vegetarian
Keyword adult lunchable, healthy lunch, lunchable, snack plate
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Author hannahmageerd

Ingredients

  • 1 serving whole grain crackers like Triscuits
  • 1.5 ounces cheddar cheese cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1 cup sliced vegetables like cucumber, carrots, celery and/or bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup grapes
  • 2 tbsp hummus or other dip optional

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a bento box-style lunch box, individual containers, or a plate.
  • Optional: serve with hummus or another dip of choice!

Notes

Serving sizes/ingredient amounts may vary based on your individual hunger levels and/or needs. Amounts in recipe are just general suggestions! Listen to your body and add more/less as necessary.

Turkey Roll-Ups Adult Lunchables:

Sometimes we just don't have the energy to prep elaborate lunches for the workweek. These 3 Adult Lunchables are easy, filling, and packed with protein. They're also super tasty! Who says lunchables are just for kids anyways?

This high-protein lunchable is perfect if you really need something satisfying to hold you over on a busy day. Featuring turkey & cheese rollups, pretzels, hummus, and veggies!

Turkey Roll-Ups Lunchable

This high-protein lunchable is perfect if you really need something satisfying to hold you over on a busy day. Featuring turkey & cheese rollups, pretzels, hummus, and veggies!
Course Lunch
Keyword adult lunchable, healthy lunch, lunchable
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Author hannahmageerd

Ingredients

  • 3 slices deli turkey
  • 3 slices havarti cheese
  • 1 serving pretzel crackers
  • 2 tbsp hummus
  • 1 cup sliced vegetables like carrots, cucumber, celery, and peppers

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a bento box-style lunch box, individual containers, or a plate.

Notes

Serving sizes/ingredient amounts may vary based on your individual hunger levels and/or needs. Amounts in recipe are just general suggestions! Listen to your body and add more/less as necessary.

Protein Smorgasbord Adult Lunchables:

I call this one a “smorgasbord” lunchable because it’s got a little bit of everything! Hard-boiled egg, cheese, fruit, nut butter, and vegetables!

Sometimes we just don't have the energy to prep elaborate lunches for the workweek. These 3 Adult Lunchables are easy, filling, and packed with protein. They're also super tasty! Who says lunchables are just for kids anyways?

Protein Smorgasboard Lunchable

I call this one a "smorgasbord" punchable because it's got a little bit of everything! Hard-boiled egg, cheese, fruit, nut butter, and vegetables!
Course Lunch
Cuisine Gluten-Free
Keyword adult lunchable, healthy lunch, lunchable
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Author hannahmageerd

Ingredients

  • 1 large hard-boiled egg
  • 1.5 ounces cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium apple sliced*
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter or other nut/seed butter, for dipping
  • 1 cup raw vegetables like carrots, celery, cucuumber, and cherry tomatoes

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a bento box-style lunch box, individual containers, or a plate.

Notes

Serving sizes/ingredient amounts may vary based on your individual hunger levels and/or needs. Amounts in recipe are just general suggestions! Listen to your body and add more/less as necessary.
*If you like, squeeze some lemon juice on the apple slices to prevent them from browning!

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