For the kid in your family who doesn’t eat sandwiches for school lunch, here’s a healthy lunch idea that will fill their tummy with plenty of nutrition to fuel them through the school day. Make this easy on yourself by serving my Black Bean and Vegetable Enchiladas or Greek Yogurt and Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas for dinner with a double batch of Mango salsa. Set a bit of salsa aside and you have lunch ready for your kiddo the next day. Round it out with a cheese stick for protein/dairy, corn chips for grains, and vegetables to make this a complete meal.
Mango Salsa Kids’ School Lunch
Mango Salsa for School lunch for the kid who won't eat sandwiches
- 4 1/2 Cups Fresh Peaches (or Mangoechopped
- 2 Avocados chopped
- 2 Cups Red Bell Peppers chopped fine
- 1 Small Jalapeno chopped fine
- 1/4 Cup Green Onions chopped fine
- 1/4 Cup Fresh Cilantro chopped fine
- 2 Tablespoons Lime juice
- 1 teaspoon Garlic salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cumin
- 4 String Cheese
- 4 cup Tortilla Chips
- 1 cup Sugar Snap Peas
- 1 cup Grape Tomatoes
Chop all produce and combine in a large bowl. (See notes for my chopping tips.) Mix in the juice and spices and stir to combine.Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
Arrange cheese stick, chips, and vegetables in lunch box compartments. Don't forget to add an ice pack to keep food at safe temperatures until lunch time.
The only way I can get my children and husband to help me make this salsa is with my Vidalia Chop Wizard (affiliate link). I can chop 10 cups of salsa in 20 minutes flat with this baby! We have a tradition of making salsa for our neighbors every Christmas, and the task is only possible with this chopper. It is my very favorite tool in the kitchen. (Yep, even more than the Instant Pot–and that’s saying something!)