Lunch Box || Charcuterie Box

Charcuterie lunch box recipe || Adults love charcuterie boxes and kids do to!! Our son loves our charcuterie and cheese board inspired lunch boxes so much that we send them on a weekly basis! They're easy to pack, fast to assemble, and help to clean out the bits and bobs from the fridge and the pantry. || @thismessisours #lunchbox

Just like adults, kids LOVE charcuterie and cheese boards. Our son loves them so much that we started packing charcuterie inspired lunch boxes for him as a way to help clean out the bits and bobs from the pantry and fridge. This particular one has a rogue strawberry, some crackers from the bottom of the box, nuts, raw veggies with that last spoonful of hummus in the fridge, and a little chocolate square from our candy box.

Literally anything goes here and the sky is the limit. Often times I use lunches like these as a way to also introduce new foods to our son because I find that he is more likely to take a nibble and try something new from the lunch box than he is at the kitchen table when we are all watching him. 

Charcuterie lunch box recipe || Adults love charcuterie boxes and kids do to!! Our son loves our charcuterie and cheese board inspired lunch boxes so much that we send them on a weekly basis! They're easy to pack, fast to assemble, and help to clean out the bits and bobs from the fridge and the pantry. || @thismessisours #lunchbox

No need for a recipe here folks, this one is all you and is inspired by the items that you keep stocked in your house, but here are a few serving suggestions to get you started.

Dairy || cheese sticks, Baby Bell wheels of cheese, thick slices of cheddar, Swiss, Tuscano, prosciutto wrapped mozzarella, mini goat cheese rounds

Fruit || cherries, raspberries, strawberries, apple slices coated in lemon water, grape clusters, blackberries, dried fruits like apricots, mango, raisins, craisins, yogurt covered raisins, dates, prunes, mandarin segments

Raw Vegetables || carrots, broccoli, celery, cucumber slices, radish slices, bell peppers, thinly sliced zucchini

Cooked Vegetables || corn on the cob, steamed baby carrots, steamed/roasted cauliflower or broccoli, roasted sweet potato wedges, roasted fingerling potatoes, lima beans without broth, steamed edamame in pods, steamed peas

Meat || sliced lunch meat, prosciutto, pepperoni slices, salami rounds or sticks, grilled chicken slices, meatballs

Crunch Factor || crackers, potato chips, shoestring potatoes, crispy freeze dried fruit and vegetables, nuts, rice cakes, bagel chips, pretzels, crispy tortillas.

Sweet Treats || chocolate, small cookies, marshmallows, gummies, nut brittle, chocolate covered almonds, mini peanut butter cups. If you like to bake these healthy chocolate chip cookies would be great too! 

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2 Comments

  1. Ruth Anderson August 8, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    What is a charcuterie box?

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    1. thismess August 12, 2018 at 7:32 pm

      A charcuterie tray is typically served at parties or for snacking dinners. It consists of cheeses, cured meats, dried and fresh fruits, as well as crackers for nibbling. This version is packed with kid-friendly flavors for the lunch box.

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