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Lunch For The Minis: Mini Taco Bowls

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You already know how much The Tiniest Tatums love Juicy Juice (remember this post?), but did you know how simple packing kids lunches with leftovers can be? If your kids are anything like mine, they love tacos! They’d probably eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if I’d let them. Last Christmas, I kid you not, we had tacos for dinner. Combining their favorite foods with the convenience of a homemade lunch is a win-win situation for any Mom.

Sometimes it feels like keeping everyone fed and happy is difficult, but not today. This lunch idea is simple, easy, and utilizes leftovers so it prevents food from being wasted. Plus, it’s cheaper than buying boxed lunches – and healthier!

 

Ingredients for an Amazing Lunch

Tortilla Bowl Chips
Corn
Shredded Lettuce
Shredded Cheese
Leftover Pulled Pork
Your favorite Juicy Juice drinks

Gather your ingredients and get excited because this is the easiest lunch you’ll make all week. Our lunch starts with leftover pulled pork (which we made in the Instant Pot the night before – a lil’ Mom hack!). Then we added shredded cheese, corn, and lettuce. Of course this lunch isn’t complete without some Juicy Juice! I’m loving the Orange Tangerine Juicy Juice, and the little ones are, too.

This is where the kids can really make lunch their own. Beak up the tortilla bowls and mix all the ingredients together to make a taco salad, or layer the ingredients individually in the bowls. Either way, they’ll enjoy every bite! If your kids really like lettuce, you can stuff extra lettuce in. If they aren’t huge fans of corn, you can leave it out. The goal is to create a healthy, delicious lunch they will truly enjoy.

Mamas, you probably have tons of ideas swirling in your head already to make this lunch perfect for your kiddos: shredded chicken, beef, or even turkey with chips or crackers would be a great option, too. No matter how you decide to switch the lunches up each day, be sure to include Juicy Juice to keep everyone happy; Juicy Juice really completes the meal!

How do you keep lunch fun, without adding a ton of work to your workload? Dinosaur-shaped sandwiches, maybe? Let me know in the comments… I’d love some ideas to add to my stash!

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18 Comments

  • Reply Anchal

    This is such a fun lunch. Would be helpful when my kid starts his school. Thanks for the idea.

    View Comment October 26, 2017 at 12:04 PM
  • Reply TColeman

    My kids would seriously love to get this as a lunch! Such a great idea.

    View Comment October 26, 2017 at 7:44 AM
  • Reply Jennifer L

    Omg this lunch box idea is genius! Id have loved to have my own taco bowls for lunch growing up. I should make an adult version of this for my lunch tomorr.

    View Comment October 26, 2017 at 3:39 AM
  • Reply Akamatra

    I’m all over this idea for the kiddos!

    View Comment October 26, 2017 at 2:19 AM
  • Reply Esse

    These look cute and fun. It’s just as good as a lunchable, but with more nutritional value.

    View Comment October 25, 2017 at 8:59 PM
  • Reply Kiwi

    This is like your own lunchables. Why didnt they think of making tacos when we were kids. This is smart and fun for kids!

    View Comment October 25, 2017 at 9:13 AM
  • Reply Anosa

    This is very creative for sure and looks really delicious and I definitely love my tacos

    View Comment October 25, 2017 at 9:06 AM
  • Reply Sam

    My kids would love these! We pack lunches everyday and this has so much better nutrition than a sandwich!

    View Comment October 25, 2017 at 6:09 AM
  • Reply Cristina Leau

    What?! That’s so cool. And I love the lunch boxes as well. I have to buy some myself.

    View Comment October 25, 2017 at 12:16 AM
  • Reply Emman Damian

    The mini taco bowls look so good! The recipe is so easy to do as well.

    View Comment October 25, 2017 at 12:07 AM
  • Reply Denay DeGuzman

    What fun and fabulous children’s lunches! Such a great idea to incorporate Juicy Juice boxes. I love that these are 100% juice and so convenient!

    View Comment October 24, 2017 at 8:11 PM
  • Reply Claudia Krusch

    This is a lunch idea I know my Son will love. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make this next week.

    View Comment October 24, 2017 at 5:38 PM
  • Reply Jennifer Walker

    Wer just did tacos for dinner the other night, and this is a perfect way to use up leftovers! I’d actually do this for myself, not just the littles! Haha!

    View Comment October 24, 2017 at 5:23 PM
  • Reply Heidi

    I have some super picky eaters, but they like tacos. I would have never thought to use cold pulled pork in a school lunch, but I eat it in salad all the time, so I know it’s yummy. Thanks for the great idea! Pinning.

    View Comment October 24, 2017 at 5:04 PM
  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    Oh now this looks like such a lovely lunch idea, I love that you can make the bowls just as you fancy them!

    View Comment October 24, 2017 at 4:40 PM
  • Reply Jenn JG

    What an awesome lunch idea! I am always struggling to come up with ideas besides the same old boring sandwich or homemade punchable! Def going to surprise the kids and send this sometime this week! Just hope they don’t throw away my tubberware like usual ugh!

    View Comment October 24, 2017 at 3:57 PM
  • Reply ChrissyAdventures

    Girl, I want to come have lunch with you everyday!! Seriously, I could use the pointers that you have here for your kids for myself.

    View Comment October 24, 2017 at 3:13 PM
  • Reply Amber Myers

    This would be such a fun lunch! I’ll have to do this for my daughter sometime. She’d get a kick out of it. Plus, we love our tacos!

    View Comment October 24, 2017 at 2:32 PM
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