I made this healthy school lunch on Good Morning Texas a couple years ago. I recently came across it again and thought I’d share it since many parents (including myself!) are sending their kids back to school and thinking about what to pack in their lunches.

If you’ve been packing your kids’ lunches for years, you know how hard it can be to come up with new ideas. I’ve heard from many moms that their kids are tired of PB&Js – can we blame them?

These mini taco bowls are one of my favorite ways to switch things up! It’s easy and gives my kids some veggies while also allowing them to build these on their own. Kids like the independence it gives them.


  • Lean ground beef, cooked and seasoned with cumin, garlic salt, onion powder and chili powder.
  • Black beans, cooked
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Roma tomatoes, quartered
  • Guacamole
  • Romaine lettuce, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • Tostitos scoops
  • Sour cream, on the side
  • Salsa, on the side


Simply put these ingredients into a Bento Box – I got mine from Central Market. It collapses, so it’s easy to store! My kids are usually fine eating the meat cold, but if you’d like to keep the meat warm you can bring it in a separate little thermos. I usually pack sour cream and salsa in separate little containers.

 Make sure to check out the segment I was on at Good Morning Texas for more healthy school lunch ideas!

Also, don’t miss out…we’re having a back to school special – get a meal on us when you start a meal delivery service before September 10! Get started by filling out a food questionnaire.