Adios Soggy Sandwich! 6 Delish Latin School Lunches

The leaves are falling, the books are piling up, and the smell of crayons is in the air – it’s time for back to school! To make the year a success, send your little one off with a backpack full of supplies and a lunch box full of delicious, easy-to-make Latin meals. From sliders to take-to-school taco bars, these lunches will make your kid the talk of the lunch room and you parent of the year.

 

BTS: Mini Chorizo and Black Bean Cream Burritos

Mini Chorizo and Black Bean Cream Burritos

Mini Chorizo and Black Bean Cream Burritos will be the star of any lunch box! These morsels are full of chorizo, tangy sour cream, savory black beans, fresh cilantro, zesty garlic, and salty cotija cheese stuffed in a warm flour tortilla. They’re the perfect size for kids with big appetites.

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Picadillo Sliders

Picadillo Sliders

These Cuban-inspired sliders are a fun alternative to the standard issue burger and the perfect size for tiny hands. Dress them up or down depending on your kiddo’s preference or pack the toppings on the side and let them pile them on!

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BTS: Chorizo-Topped Potato Skins

Chorizo-Topped Potato Skins

Who doesn’t love baked potatoes? Wrap these up for the kid’s lunch and your little one will be the talk of the lunchroom. No one needs to know the real secret: these delicious, cheesy skins are easy to make! For a healthier swap, use sweet potatoes; for vegetarian versions top with mushroom or soy sausage.

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Gorditas de Chorizo

Gorditas de Chorizo

Chorizo cooking on the stove is one of the most delectable aromas we know. The tang of vinegar, garlic and chile wafts through the kitchen, bringing hungry kids, laser beam eyes focused on the sizzling skillet, casually asking “Um…are those for lunch?”

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BTS: Spicy Lime Cilantro Beef Empanada Bites

Spicy Lime Cilantro Beef Empanada Bites

Let your little one enjoy the same sabor she gets at home with these Spicy Lime Cilantro Beef Empanada Bites. The homemade buttery crust holds a ground beef filling flecked with jalapeños, lime, and cilantro that is sure to please any kid. Pack some fruit or veggie sticks and lunch is ready.
BTS: Take-to-School Taco Bar

Take-to-School Taco Bar

If your kids love taco night, surprise them with a do-it-yourself taco bar that fits neatly into a lunch box. Round out lunch with a few watermelon slices or a cookie for a sweet treat.

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From The Latin Kitchen

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