Lunch Ideas and Recipes for Grown Ups

For people all over the country little people are sporting backpacks, carrying lunch boxes, and getting on big yellow buses to take them away from their parents for a whole 6 glorious hours 5 days a week. Here in my little town of Bend Oregon…we don’t go back until the second week of September. Another thing? No magic vehicle takes my children anywhere. Nooooooo. I made the decision to homeschool my children. I get to see their cute faces 24-7-365.

I might need a vacation. Just saying.

Another thing? Parents all over are looking for lunch ideas for their little angels. Which is obviously fantastic, I mean what is more fun to open your lunchbox at school and find a carefully thought out lunch by mom or dad with cute little printed out love notes? I think lunch for myself can be more fun if we’re being honest…and you guys linked up some yummy, grown up lunch ideas that I want to try each and every one.

So, pack your cute little bento boxes, carefully crafted pb& j, chopped veggies with healthy dips….and then make one of these delicious lunch ideas for yourself. Cherish your lunch and the time you get to yourself. CHERISH IT! Ahem… I mean wait impatiently until your cherubs come home from school each day. ;)
24-Lunch-Ideas-for-Grown-ups recipes

Grown Up Lunches

Turkey Basil Toasted Bagel | Crab Cakes with Sriracha Lime Mayo | Healthy Fresh Taco Salad |

Curry Puffs | Grilled Avocado with Mango Strawberry Salsa | BLT Chicken Wrap

Lemony Apple and Raspberry Salad | Greek Inspired Chicken Nachos | Spicy Marinara Penne Pasta

Summer Vegetable Tortellini Salad | Zucchini Pizza Boats | Veggie Hummus Pita Pizza

Tomato Chives Breakfast Pita | Grilled Chicken Broccoli Pasta Salad | Grilled Flank Steak Salad

Spicy Asian Coleslaw | Fresh Quinoa Salad | Green Pepper Tomato Salad

Johnny Appleseed Burger | Blackened Portobello Burger | Grilled Nectarine Flatbread with Mascarpone

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders | Caprese Pasta Salad | Hummus Pita Pizza

Tiffany at Making the World Cuter

Hi everyone! It’s time to link up all the cute things you’ve been doing!

I’m Tiffany from Making the World Cuter, and I’ll be hosting this block party today.

I have been out of town for about a month and I came home to a mess…a good mess because my husband started remodeling three parts of our house…but I am in a state of chaotic construction and things in the wrong places. Do you know how much fun that is for a control freak like myself? It’s not. It’s not fun at all. AT ALL.

My blog has been a little quiet while we soak up the last bit of summer and try to find the light at the end of this current remodel tunnel…but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to be inspired by all of you! I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to!

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  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Thanks so much for featuring my Grilled Flank Steak Salad as one of your grown up lunches! Can’t wait to try some of the amazing recipes you featured. Also, if you don’t already, stop by and link up at Sunday Features! Live each week at 8 pm central on Saturdays.

  3. Love joining your party every week. Thank you for hosting!

  4. First time joining your party! Bringing you my recipe for cookies and cream funfetti bark. Enjoy!

  5. Your party is always so much fun. Thank you for hosting!

  6. Thank you for hosting and for sharing my zucchini boats post!

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