When it comes to making school lunches, I try to incorporate a variety of whole grains in my kids’ sandwiches. But the kids tell me that whole grain sandwich bread gets a little boring day after day, so I try to liven up their lunches by using other types of bread such as pita pockets. Pita bread is easy to eat, easy to stuff and, because it’s thin, easy to pack.
Filling the pita is simple. Our favourites include egg salad, tuna salad, chicken salad, scrambled eggs and cheese, chicken Caesar salad, almond butter and banana slices, veggies and hummus, pizza pockets, Greek salad and shaved turkey and shredded cheese. The possibilities are endless….be creative!
Today I made tuna pockets and the lunch containers all came back empty—always a good sign.
Tuna Pita Pockets
Serves 4 kids
Prep and Cook
If you are looking for other ideas or tips for packing lunches, here are a few other great lunch-packing resources.
What are you packing for lunch today?