Back to School Lunch Boxes


It’s Back to School time again and for your family that means busy days with hectic schedules. Clothes shopping, picking up school supplies, meet the teacher night, sports sign-ups and that anxious feeling of the first day of school.

No matter what your child’s age good nutrition will help them navigate these hurdles head-on. That’s why we at Summeripe believe so strongly in Bentology. What’s that you might ask…we know…it sounds like a class but it’s actually a fun, smart way to get your kids to eat healthy portioned nutritious foods that help balance their every day. Here are four really simple ideas that are fun to make and provide all the fruit, vegetables, and proteins your student will need to achieve.

Hummus & Quesadillas 

  • Summeripe Peaches & Nectarines, cubed 
  • Strawberries, stems removed & quartered  
  • Cucumbers
  • Baby Carrots 
  • Hummus, we use 2 oz portion cups with a lid to keep things tidy
  • Pretzel Crisps 
  • Quesadilla, whole wheat tortilla with cheese, cut into four slices

Turkey Sandwich Rounds

  • Summeripe Peaches & Nectarines, cubed
  • Blueberries
  • Baby Carrots
  • Celery 
  • Turkey Sandwiches
    • Turkey lunchmeat
    • Mayonnaise
    • Baby Spinach
    • Cheese
    • Whole wheat bread
    • Make round sandwiches by cutting around a wide mouth cup or glass   
  • Hardboiled egg, peeled & cut in half

Cucumber Caterpillar & Turkey

  • Summeripe Peaches & Nectarines, sliced
  • Pretzel crisps
  • Cheese
  • Turkey lunchmeat, rolled 
  • Baby cucumber, sliced into bite size pieces
  • Candy eye cupcake decoration for caterpillar 

Turkey Pinwheels

  • Summeripe Peaches & Nectarines, cubed
  • Banana, sliced into bite size pieces
  • Baby cucumber, sliced into bite size pieces
  • Cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • Hardboiled egg, peeled & sliced in half
  • Turkey Pinwheels
    • Garden herb or whole wheat tortilla
    • Cream cheese or mayonnaise
    • Cheese
    • Turkey lunchmeat
    • Baby Spinach
    • Lay tortilla flat and spread an even layer of cream cheese or mayo. Layer turkey, spinach, and cheese leaving the last 1/3 with just cream cheese or mayo. Starting with the end with all ingredients, roll tightly. Slice into pinwheels! To make super clean cuts, refrigerate pinwheels for 2 or 4 hours then slice.