Lunch For The Minis: Mini Taco Bowl “Lunchables”

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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
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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Kids Lunch: Mini Taco Bowls

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Sheena Tatum

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

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  • Cynthia March 30, 2021 at 12:10 PM

    So, the kids would wat these cold? Or would u use a microwave? Because of covid right now microwaves are not in use at my kids school

    How would you suggest keeping them warm?


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  • Jackie Allum August 18, 2018 at 8:26 AM

    Oh I love these! I’d much have preferred something like this for lunch when I was little. I had to make do with jam sandwiches. Thanks for this.

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  • D. Worthey June 15, 2018 at 7:28 AM

    Forget the kiddos! I want this for myself, with bigger portions naturally. I love those containers tho! You stay bringing the good stuff!

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  • Anchal October 26, 2017 at 12:04 PM

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

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  • TColeman October 26, 2017 at 7:44 AM

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

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  • Jennifer L October 26, 2017 at 3:39 AM

    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.

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  • Akamatra October 26, 2017 at 2:19 AM

    I’m all over this idea for the kiddos!

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  • Esse October 25, 2017 at 8:59 PM

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

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  • Kiwi October 25, 2017 at 9:13 AM

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

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  • Anosa October 25, 2017 at 9:06 AM

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

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  • Sam October 25, 2017 at 6:09 AM

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

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  • Cristina Leau October 25, 2017 at 12:16 AM

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

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  • Emman Damian October 25, 2017 at 12:07 AM

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

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  • Denay DeGuzman October 24, 2017 at 8:11 PM

    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!

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  • Claudia Krusch October 24, 2017 at 5:38 PM

    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.

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  • Jennifer Walker October 24, 2017 at 5:23 PM

    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!

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  • Heidi October 24, 2017 at 5:04 PM

    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.

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  • Sarah Bailey October 24, 2017 at 4:40 PM

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

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  • Jenn JG October 24, 2017 at 3:57 PM

    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!

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  • ChrissyAdventures October 24, 2017 at 3:13 PM

    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.

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  • Amber Myers October 24, 2017 at 2:32 PM

    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!

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