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Springtime snack and lunchbox ideas with Jenny P of @lunchboxmafia!

I absolutely love this time of year. We welcome springtime, the kids are on spring break, it’s the perfect time for a road trip AND the national food calendar is loaded with reasons to celebrate!

I’m Jenny, the lunchbox mom at @Lunchboxmafia on Instagram. This month I’m sharing some super fun and yummy St. Patrick’s Day inspo, picky eater tips and some recipes you’ll want to make this month.

  • March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day
  • March 19 – National Chocolate Caramel Day
  • March 20 – National Ravioli Day

St. Patrick’s Day Inspired Lunches and Snacks!

March lunchbox and st Patrick's day snack ideas
If you have heart shaped ramekins hanging around from Valentine’s day don’t put them away just yet. Use your heart shaped dishes to create a shamrock of 3 or 4 clovers! Let your kids fill them up with their favorite green fruits and veggies.

Some ideas seen here are green grapes, sliced baby cucumber and sugar snap peas.

TIP: Cutting the pea pods open will turn your picky eater into a food explorer!
March lunchbox and st Patrick's day snack ideas

Celebrate National Chocolate Caramel Day!

Turn ho hum brownies into a decadent dessert by adding caramel inside! Here’s what you’ll need. Grab your favorite boxed brownie mix and 3 chocolate caramel bars.

March lunchbox and snack ideas brownies
No your average brownie!


  1. Preheat your oven and prepare your brownie mix per directions on the box.
  2. Pour 1/2 of the mix into your pan.
  3. Lay your chocolate caramel bars on top of the brownie mix and then pour the remaining brownie mix over the chocolate caramel bars.
  4. Bake as directed.
  5. Let them cool for 5 minutes and enjoy!

Celebrate National Ravioli Day on March 20!

March lunchbox and snack ideas
A National Ravioli Day inspired lunch!

We love pasta around here and Ravioli is one of our favorites. We usually pack ravioli with hubby’s pasta sauce in a thermos for a hot lunch. We like them just as well breaded and toasted with marinara dipping sauce. They’re perfect for little hands and the lunchbox.

TIP: Kids LOVE to dip their food. Try serving a dip when you’re introducing new foods.

Here are some MORE March inspired lunchbox ideas!

March lunchbox and snack ideas

March lunchbox and snack ideas
‘Green’ spinach quesadillas with popcorn, celery, cucumber and grapes!
Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne is an award-winning former television news journalist who spent 15+ years in newsrooms across the state of Florida including Sarasota, Tallahassee, Fort Myers and right here in Tampa Bay where she still freelances on occasion. She covered the political beat, crime beat and every day breaking news during her time in Florida newsrooms, but is now focused on sharing positive news stories and events with families in Tampa Bay. She is a proud mommy of two little boys who keep her on her toes and laughing every day. Her goal is to inspire families just like yours to get out and play and experience all that Tampa Bay and our great state of Florida have to offer! She encourages you to share your stories and upcoming events so we can spread the good news.

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