Think Outside of the Lunch Box

22 August 3, 2016 - Essential Oil Recipes, Essential Oils, For the Kids, Giveaways, Healthy & Fit, We Care, Wellness, Young Living Lifestyle

School is nearly back in session, which means new to-do lists and schedules. Don’t let the transition slow you down or stress you out. Instead, simplify the season with three easy lunches packed with wholesome snacks you’ll be happy to share with your family. Plus, they’re so tasty, there’s no way your kids will be tempted to swap lunches with anyone else!

Fruity “Sushi” Roll

Spread nut butter on tortilla, drizzle with honey, and lay banana slices evenly across tortilla. Tightly roll the tortilla and cut into “sushi” bites.

Also pack: Grapes, baby carrots, a Wolfberry Crisp Bar—Chocolate Coated, and bottled water.

Perfect Parfait

Layer yogurt, berries, and granola in a glass jar or other food storage container.

Also pack: Hummus, baby carrots, celery, popcorn, a NingXia Red® single, and bottled water.

Kid Kabobs


  • Chicken
  • Cucumber, peeled and cubed
  • Cheese, cubed
  • Cherry tomatoes


  • Grapes
  • Peaches, cubed
  • Berries

Alternate chicken, cucumber, cheese, and cherry tomatoes on a wooden skewer, or create a sweet kabob with grapes, peaches, and berries. Pack a few depending on your child’s preference and appetite!

Also pack: Organic Dried Wolfberries and bottled water.

** UPDATE **

Congratulations to Elizabeth S. our lucky giveaway winner! We truly appreciate everyone that shared their thoughts on these wholesome snacks!


Leave us a comment below, and you’ll be entered to win one (1) box of Wolfberry Crisp Bars- Chocolate Coated, one (1) 30-pack of NingXia Red Singles, one (1) pack of Organic Dried Wolfberries, and one (1) pack of Gary’s True Grit Einkorn Granola, valued at $177.30! Maybe you’d like to share which lunch your tiny tots will love the most?

Giveaway rules:

  • To enter, simply comment on this post.
  • Contest ends at 11:59 p.m., MT, on Thursday, August 11, 2016.
  • One winner will be chosen at random and announced on the blog on Friday, August 12, 2016.
  • Click here for official rules.



  • Jackie S. January 13, 2017 - 11:15 pm Reply

    The kid kabobs sound amazing. I am excited to try that for my girlies. 🙂

  • Lunchstuff August 29, 2016 - 11:24 am Reply

    These are amazing girl! Really love what you did with them!

  • Rhonda Miller August 23, 2016 - 7:13 am Reply

    Love these ideas, not only for the kids but as a nutrious alternative for myself as well!!! Thanks for the wonderful yummy ideas!!

  • Jennifer Strickland August 21, 2016 - 7:02 am Reply

    I’ll be stocking up on NingXia singles, Wolf berry Crisp Bars, Slique Bars, Dried Wold berries and for my teens exam days, NingXia Zyng to make her feel special and get her through the day.

  • Robin Lavelle August 17, 2016 - 8:38 pm Reply

    I would love to try the sushi rolls with peaches and neufchatel (light cream cheese).
    Apples w/chopped pecans, and honey, or apples, raisins, and honey.

  • Kelly Prevost August 17, 2016 - 1:30 pm Reply

    Great Ideas!

  • Debra Anderson August 16, 2016 - 4:20 pm Reply

    I love snacking through out the day, as it keeps my energy level.

  • Kori Klaue August 15, 2016 - 10:48 pm Reply

    These are wonderful ideas for school lunches. Thank you! I am sure my children look forward to trying them.

  • Pam Zimmerman August 15, 2016 - 3:10 pm Reply

    Love these ideas!

  • Reina August 15, 2016 - 3:09 pm Reply

    Thanks for the recipes, I was looking for some lunch box ideas!

  • Tracy Vincent August 15, 2016 - 2:11 pm Reply

    Great ideas! I will be giving these a try!

  • Lisa Muschler August 15, 2016 - 7:25 am Reply

    These are all fabulous ideas, 3 of my 4 littles would LOVE all of the ideas listed above. I think their favorite would be the little “sushi” rolls, their parents really like sushi, they don’t, so this would be fun for them. I’m going to have to try these for them when they come to spend the night. We love “cooking” together so it will be really fun for them to help with the process.

  • Susan Swanson August 13, 2016 - 10:42 pm Reply

    I can’t wait to try the tortillas! Thank you for sharing the recipe!!

  • Alicia Calavan August 13, 2016 - 10:29 pm Reply

    Beginning of school means back to work for me, which equals a very fast lunch! These are great suggestions as I try to think of some healthier options to take. Thanks!!

  • Fran August 13, 2016 - 8:32 pm Reply

    Great lunch ideas!!!

  • Joyce Hogan August 13, 2016 - 12:55 pm Reply

    Wow! Looks like there will be a lot of happy kids enjoying their lunch! Thanks for the great ideas.

  • Jessica Laubensheimer August 12, 2016 - 5:06 pm Reply

    Always looking for some fun food ideas for the kiddos!

  • Paulette Shilling August 12, 2016 - 2:38 pm Reply

    The fruit sushi is such a great idea. Everything looks so colorful! Bravo!

  • Tessa NIELSON August 12, 2016 - 7:53 am Reply

    Love these lunch ideas they can easily be made the night before a busy day.

  • Susan E August 12, 2016 - 7:23 am Reply

    I have a preteen and teen and they love everything on this list. They are not picky and makes lunch easy for me to pack. I think the most favorite is the parfait for snack because they love when I buy or make plain yogurt and put my own fruit,honey,or homemade granola on top. I look forward to trying the dried wolfberries to add to my granola. Sometimes I add it to my list but then and that removing it because I need to still try many oils and supplements first.

  • Jane Myers August 12, 2016 - 3:14 am Reply

    These sound great! I might even try them today!:) Thanks!

  • Nancy August 11, 2016 - 11:35 pm Reply

    SUPER IDEAS! Kids have to take lunches everyday so these are PERFECT!

  • Kathleen Brown August 11, 2016 - 9:14 pm Reply

    I love the Wolfberries and use the wherever I would use raisins or other dried fruit. They are great binders for snack bars. And I love the idea of the kebab for school lunches.

  • Tabitha August 11, 2016 - 6:44 pm Reply

    My son would love the fruity “sushi” roll!! Great ideas for school lunches

  • Carrie Hartley August 11, 2016 - 6:44 pm Reply

    I LOVE this!! I can’t wait to make these for my kiddos!! Such a healthy and fun lunch!!

  • Katie Foy August 11, 2016 - 5:08 pm Reply

    LOVE all these easy ideas. I’d pack this lunch for myself or my husband!!

  • jenn8 August 11, 2016 - 2:07 pm Reply

    Thank for the ideas. Great find. My son starts school next week and I will be trying them out.

  • Kerry Brock August 11, 2016 - 2:00 pm Reply

    Yum! Can’t wait to try these!

  • Freida Whatley August 11, 2016 - 1:28 pm Reply

    I see the Sushi roll as being the favorite for my Grands! They would think that was just awesome! I would add some of the new Einkorn granola and they would be so happy!!!

  • Rylie August 11, 2016 - 12:55 pm Reply

    Love these ideas!

  • Kelsie August 11, 2016 - 12:14 pm Reply

    I did a screen shot of each recipe and saved the page so thankful for this! Young living rocks my socks off!

  • Laurie Middendorf August 11, 2016 - 11:55 am Reply

    My kiddos will love to make the Fruity “Sushi” Roll as a healthy snack when they arrive home from school. It is simple ingredients that we always have in the house. And I will be happy knowing that they are getting a nutritious snack that they can make. I ordered my first bag of Einkorn flower this past month with my ER order. I am excited to start baking and giving my family a healthier option.

  • Felicia Hendricks August 11, 2016 - 10:45 am Reply

    Oh. I can’t wait to try this. School is starting back next week, but these might be a few I’ll have to make for my self.

  • Stacie Byers August 11, 2016 - 10:44 am Reply

    These recipes look delicious! Look forward to sharing them with my team! thank you much!

  • Elizabeth August 11, 2016 - 10:25 am Reply

    I would totally pack these in lunches for myself! And I doubt my little brothers would refuse them either. The fruit sushi sounds totally yummy.

  • Angela Greening August 11, 2016 - 10:17 am Reply

    I am totally going to try these recipes! My kids have been eating horribly this summer. Bye bye potato chips! Hello fruit and veggies and YL!

  • Ashley Conrad August 11, 2016 - 10:13 am Reply

    I love granola in my yogurt. I’m want to try the Einkorn granola!

  • Jessica Durham August 11, 2016 - 10:06 am Reply

    Great idea!!!!

  • Sally Wright August 11, 2016 - 9:52 am Reply

    The sushi is definitely one that I’ll try with my grand daughter!

  • Doris Spencer August 11, 2016 - 9:47 am Reply

    I can’t wait to try the granola in yogurt!! My DS daughter eats yogurt every day and I think she would love it. Also trying the sushi and skewers tomorrow! LOVE these ideas!!! I think some of them would also help her to lose the weight she needs to……..

  • Jennifer Carver August 11, 2016 - 8:59 am Reply

    Love this! Great for kiddos of all ages!

  • Carol Balderas August 11, 2016 - 8:45 am Reply

    Who said these are for kids??? Ok I’m a kid at heart! Will give them a try…Hi I’m new at oils and I’m so in love with them, so I won’t miss out on making these for me and my grand daughter!

  • Cyndi August 11, 2016 - 5:59 am Reply

    what great lunch ideas!

  • Sarah August 11, 2016 - 4:41 am Reply

    These ideas are great!

  • Lori Ogden August 10, 2016 - 9:19 pm Reply

    The fruity sushi roll sounds relish!

  • Tiffany August 10, 2016 - 6:35 pm Reply

    The granola with greek yogurt, honey and berries is my favorite!!

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