Low Calorie Product Reviews

Fun & Healthy Lunches

March 25, 2013
⭐️ Check out Fun & Healthy Lunches #2 for more great lunch ideas! ⭐️

I normally get really excited about food. I love it. I’ll be at lunch talking about what I’m going to have for dinner. Oh, if only calories didn’t exist! A friend of mine posted about This Lunch Rox! a long time ago and I always pored through each post, thinking “I could do this for me.” Well, minus the cute cutouts and such. Kids shouldn’t be the only ones to have fun with lunch. I struggle during the week with lunch while I’m at work. I’m surrounded by delicious restaurants, most in walking distance, but my wallet and my waistline would suffer too much. Leftovers or frozen meals are my usual route, but since that’s been my go to “grab & go” lunch for years, I’m burnt out. Then I thought back to This Lunch Rox!, got some ideas from the Bistro Boxes at Starbucks, and was determined to make my own fun & healthy lunches!

Rubbermaid LunchBlox

To make this work, I needed a new lunchbox. Throwing all these bites into baggies wasn’t going to work. I’m a sucker for boxes and bags and such, so I kind of just wanted to buy something new. After searching all over the lunchbox aisle and not being happy with anything, I by chance stumbled into the plastic container aisle and found Rubbermaid Lunch Blox Sandwich Kit! Perfect! There’s a Sandwich Kit, Salad Kit, and Entree Kit, or you can buy the compartments on their own. The sandwich style was just what I wanted.


I bought four so I could prep my lunch for the entire week. I treat myself to one lunch out a week, so no need for five (although I’m eyeing the Salad Kit). The compartments all snap together on top of each other and the kits come with a Blue Ice pack that snaps on as well. I don’t really use the ice pack since I have a fridge at work, but this would make these wonderful for travel.

Filled LunchBlox

I filled mine with all kinds of healthy bites. What makes them fun is that it’s not just one thing, it’s several things. I tend to get bored with just a sandwich and chips, but this way, I’m eating tons of stuff (it feels like). I keep the calorie count under 400 per box, and it fills me up. It’s really easy to vary each box if you wanted more variety, too. Lately I’ve been stuffing mine with a hard-boiled egg, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, deli turkey, reduced fact Colby Jack cheese or reduced fat mozzarella stick, red & green grapes, hummus, mixed nuts, crackers, pickles, and pickled okra. See, that’s a lot of food! I also enjoy that it’s so many different flavors and textures. I discovered raw veggies (especially broccoli) are delicious dipped in hummus, and if you eat the egg and pickle together it’s like eating deviled eggs! Eating lunch is fun!

Four LunchBlox

Every Sunday, I line up my containers and get them ready for the week. It’s a cinch and actually kind of fun! It also takes no time, so I don’t have to worry about what I’m going to do for lunch for an entire week. Since they’re stackable, they fit nicely in the refrigerator without taking up too much space.

⭐️ Check out Fun & Healthy Lunches #2 for more great lunch ideas! ⭐️

Disclaimer: I am not associated with Rubbermaid. This post is my personal opinion and I was not compensated by Rubbermaid or any third party. This post contains an affiliate link.

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  • Sues March 25, 2013 at 11:44 am

    You’re so organized! I love it! I’m so random with my lunches. Sometimes I’m a crazy planner and other times I do nothing. I went through a HUGE salad phase and then got bored. Now I’ve been trying to make dinners with lots of leftovers, so I can bring them to lunch.

    Hardboiled eggs are one of my favorite snacks for work!

    • Leah March 25, 2013 at 1:22 pm

      I wish I was this organized all the time! I’m hoping this makes me somewhat stick to being healthy…even though I followed up my lunch today with a piece of cake. 😉

      • Carrie k. Moore July 29, 2016 at 6:11 pm

        Such a good idea. I just started a new job and the lunch time is shorter than what I am use to. So I’m trying to find healthier ways to put together a healthier lunch and snacks. U gave me some great ideas! Thank you! If you have any other ideas keep me posted please!

  • Dainiz Hernández March 25, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    I got the salad kit and the sandwich kit and they’re amazing! The carrier bag for these doesn’t have very pretty colors but I liked it too.
    Just loved them 🙂

    • Leah March 25, 2013 at 2:51 pm

      I thought that, too. I hope they make more bags with cooler designs soon. I love how the salad one keeps the dressing and lettuce separate, so no more soggy toppings!

      • Angela Power February 14, 2016 at 4:44 pm

        On your first blog, could you comment what, and how much of each item you packed, like uou did on your second.blog? Thanks. I’m not good at picking out fpod, and portion.

        • Leah Short February 14, 2016 at 5:20 pm

          Hi Angela! Here’s a list of the items I packed in the pictures above. I didn’t keep track of exactly how much of each for this post as I did in the second post. I just kept each lunch under 400 calories total. It’s easy to pick what you like and make sure the total stays within your calorie budget.
          baby carrots
          cheese sticks or snack-sized cheese (reduced-fat)
          hard-boiled eggs
          pickled okra
          deli meat (like low-sodium turkey)

  • alexandra @ sweet betweens [blog] March 25, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    I love that you posted about this! I recently bought the salad kit once I started working this part time gig that has me on the road. It’s perfect for me to eat a few bites at a stop light or when stuck in traffic. I’m going to be headed back to an office position soon and LOVE this sandwich kit. My favorite lunch is always a mix of treats, much like yours. Eggs, veggies + dip, cheese, fruit, etc. Lots of variety to keep me entertained! Now I want to look into the entree kit as well as the tote bags. So fun!

  • Annakate March 27, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    I absolutely love this idea! I always think those packaged fruit/cheese boxes look so good at starbucks…duh. I could make them myself! I’m totally doing this. Great post! I often take leftovers, or I make a garbage salad with the things I have on hand: Greens, whatever veggies I have, something roasted (carrots, leftover root veggies, really anything), a starch or bean (leftover rice or grains, the heel of a loaf of bread chopped up), nuts, raisins, fruit, feta, etc. It sounds like a lot but it’s usually heavy on the greens with whatever mixins. I’m all about the texture! Toss all that together in a tupperwere container and bring a bottle of dressing with you and voila – instant awesome salad.

    • Leah March 27, 2013 at 1:44 pm

      I’ve had your garbage salad bookmarked. It looks divine…and so easy!

  • Samantha March 30, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    I went grocery shopping today and I got a lot of really healthy things like broccoli, carrots, eggs to hard boil, hummus, pita chips, apples, cheese, berries, grapes…etc and I went SEARCHING for these boxes after I read your post yesterday. They were in the most bizarre aisle (the baking aisle!???) But I wasn’t leaving the store until I found them! haha! Thanks for this, hopefully my lunches wont consist of too much take out anymore.

    • Leah March 30, 2013 at 3:57 pm

      The baking aisle? That’s odd! Glad you found them. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

  • kara January 9, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    What did you pack in all your boxes?

    • Leah Short January 10, 2014 at 8:37 am

      Hi Kara! Lately I’ve been packing things like crackers, almonds or mixed nuts, grapes, string cheese or bite-sized cheese, hard-boiled eggs, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, hummus, pickles, pickled okra, deli meat slices. I like to have a variety of textures and flavors so it feels like I’m eating a lot.

  • Mperfectness January 24, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    I had my lunch bloxes (3), today I purchased the carrier bag. I’m trying pastrami, cauliflower, broccoli, hummus, veggie chips, celery, boiled eggs and pickles. Will pack three days and two days dinner leftovers..every so often eat out. Thanks for the motivation and organizing tip,efficiency is a big deal !

  • cindy January 26, 2014 at 4:32 am

    What store has the lunch boxes

  • delana November 11, 2014 at 11:07 am

    they always talk about processed meat…what deli meat do you use?

    • Leah Short November 11, 2014 at 1:58 pm

      Hi Delana! I personally prefer Boar’s Head.

  • Kim January 5, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    How much of everything do you pack? Do you weigh everything?

    • Leah Short January 5, 2015 at 7:24 pm

      Hi Kim! I don’t weigh anything. I go by calorie count. So I would count out how much of each (like almonds & grapes) that I wanted and then add up the calories that way. The turkey was just one slice rolled up. I tried to stay under 400 calories total per box. Hope that helps!

  • Rachel January 6, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Love this. I am going to get them and try this out. Awesome way to start 2015

  • Blanca January 10, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Im going to follow ur awesome way to put the food thank u

  • Kristin March 15, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Just checking – but these don’t get gross by the end of the week? That’s what I’m always worried about! Thanks!

    • Leah Short March 15, 2015 at 7:43 pm

      Nope! Not if you make sure to dry things well when you pack them. Like the grapes after you wash them. I pack things like hummus and pickles separately, too.

  • violet April 19, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Mu husband is making me meal prep on sundays for the week. Totally new to me first timer.. and i stumbled upon your post, im so worried about things going bad by the end of the week. Any tips? Hes aiming more at actual cooked meals like cken and what not lol

  • Misty May 3, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    Just bought a couple of these and was really disappointed when I got them packed up and went to stick the boxes together for the fridge and they do not stick together at all. The main reason I liked them was they snap together so I’m not carrying/dropping 4 different boxes and mine don’t snap at all. Did you have this problem at all?

    • Leah Short May 4, 2015 at 8:27 am

      Mine stick together, but it’s not a “hard lock” together.

  • Ashley August 22, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Can you post a shopping list? I can’t tell what everything is and I definitely want to do something along these lines. I’m trying to put together a healthy diet plan that I can adhere to for the next month.

    • Leah Short August 22, 2015 at 1:41 pm

      Hi Ashley! Here’s a list of the items I packed in the pictures above. Hope this helps!
      baby carrots
      cheese sticks or snack-sized cheese (reduced-fat)
      hard-boiled eggs
      pickled okra
      deli meat (like low-sodium turkey)

  • Corinne October 11, 2015 at 2:32 am

    Hi Leah,

    Do you eat the food cold, as there are from the fridge? Do they keep well for a whole week? I’ll like to try them. Tx for sharing.

    • Leah Short October 11, 2015 at 7:57 am

      Hi Corinne!
      Yes, for this particular lunch, I eat everything cold. They do keep well in the fridge for a week.

  • Ketevan January 24, 2016 at 4:46 am

    Dear Leah,
    Thank you for the tip. What will you reccomend as a sweets? I am sweet eater;(. After lunch I long to eat some sweets. I just do not want to gain weight.

    • Leah Short January 24, 2016 at 4:52 pm

      Hi Keti! I’d eat something small, like a small bite of dark chocolate. Dove Promises and Ghirardelli Squares are some great choices.

  • Rebecca Adams February 6, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    I’m trying the 21 day challenge need some ideas for breakfast lunch and dinner