8-Min Mediterranean Diet Lunchbox Ideas For School

8-Min Mediterranean Diet Lunchbox Ideas For School: Creating a nutritious and delicious Mediterranean-inspired lunchbox for school can be a great way to promote healthy eating habits. Here are eight 8-minute Mediterranean diet lunchbox ideas that are quick to prepare:

1. Mediterranean Wrap:


  • 1 tortilla wrap (I use spinach wraps)
  • 1 Original Laughing Cow cheese wedge
  • 1/2 cup (loose measure) mixed greens lettuce (or baby spinach)
  • 1/4 cup shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 3 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil and herbs
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil pesto (we love Rana’s)
  • 1-2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese


  1. ASSEMBLY: Set out the tortilla and spread the Laughing Cow cheese wedge down the center of the tortilla.
  2. ASSEMBLY: Slightly to the left of the cheese, add the mixed greens. Top with the chicken, sun-dried tomatoes (add these with a fork to drain out some of the oil), and then spoon and gently spread the pesto on top. Crumble the feta cheese over the pesto.
  3. ENJOY: Fold the top and bottom in slightly and then tightly roll up the tortilla. Use a sharp knife to cut the wrap in half and enjoy immediately!
2. Greek Salad in a Jar:

  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cucumber, diced
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • Feta cheese
  • Kalamata olives
  • Olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressing
  • Whole-grain pita on the side 

3. Quinoa Greek Salad Bowl:

    • Cooked quinoa
    • Cherry tomatoes, halved
    • Cucumber, diced
    • Red onion, finely chopped
    • Feta cheese
    • Kalamata olives
    • Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice

4. Mediterranean Hummus Plate:

    • Hummus
    • Cherry tomatoes
    • Sliced cucumber and bell peppers
    • Baby carrots
    • Whole-grain pita triangles
    • Greek yogurt with a drizzle of honey

5. Mediterranean Couscous Salad:

    • Instant whole-grain couscous (quick to prepare)
    • Cherry tomatoes, halved
    • Cucumber, diced
    • Chickpeas (canned, rinsed)
    • Feta cheese
    • Fresh parsley, chopped
    • Olive oil and lemon juice dressing

6. Caprese Skewers:

    • Mozzarella balls
    • Cherry tomatoes
    • Fresh basil leaves
    • Drizzle with balsamic glaze
    • Whole-grain crackers on the side

7. Tuna and White Bean Salad:

    • Canned tuna in olive oil
    • White beans (canned, rinsed)
    • Cherry tomatoes, halved
    • Red onion, finely chopped
    • Kalamata olives
    • Olive oil and red wine vinegar dressing

8. Mediterranean Veggie Quesadilla:

    • Whole-grain tortilla
    • Hummus spread on the tortilla
    • Spinach leaves
    • Roasted red peppers
    • Feta cheese
    • Grill for a few minutes until cheese melts

Remember to pack the items separately to maintain freshness, and feel free to customize these ideas based on your preferences and dietary needs. Additionally, include a piece of fruit or some sliced seasonal fruits for a sweet and natural touch to your lunchbox.

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