Something crunchy, something salty and something sweet—the three rules of lunch packing haven’t changed much since I was a kid, but the options have drastically improved in flavor, protein and appeal.
Since it is time to stretch those lunch-packing muscles, we thought a little inspiration was in order and put together our top picks. All these products are school safe—meaning nut free—as well as flavor forward and protein packed. Kids won’t need to trade them because they taste great. And no one would guess they are gluten free and vegan.
1. The new snack cups from Wholly Guacamole pair guacamole with just the right amount of crunchy tortilla rounds. Made from hand-scooped Hass avocados, this guacamole comes in three varieties—Classic (mild), Homestyle (medium) and Spicy (hot). The snack cups are available at Walmart stores in the produce section and select convenience stores nationwide.