12 Taco Lunches for Teen

12 Taco Lunches

My teenage nephew loves it when I make him tacos for lunch. Sending tacos for lunch can be a fun change from other lunch food. You are only limited by what you or your kid will eat. Here are 12 meatless taco lunches. All of these were packed in my EasyLunchBoxes.

Taco Quad

The mini corn tortilla cups were an experiment and my nephew said not to make them again so I will not bother giving you the recipe.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Pizza cheese, black beans, lettuce, tomato

Top Right: Mini corn tortilla cups

Bottom Right: Peaches with a little lime juice, raspberries

Above the Box: Taco Sauce (in Mini Dippers), Nutella to Go (special treat), Blue Corn Taco Shells

Vegetable Tacos

This is a roasted and sauteed vegetable taco lunch served with Ortega Fiesta Flats.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top Left: Watermelon

Bottom Left: Sargento 4 Cheese Mexican

Right Side: Roasted zucchini and green pepper, sauteed red onion and broccoli, corn, salsa (in Mini Dippers)

Above the Box: Ortega Fiesta Flats

Taco lunch with apples

I was not expecting to make a taco lunch and did not have lettuce in the house. My nephew decided to have a taco without lettuce instead of eating something else.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top Left: Apples dunked in water with a little lemon juice

Bottom Left: Mexican cheese blend

Right Side: Black beans with a little bit of taco sauce, tomatoes, black olives

Above the Box: Ortega Fiesta Flats

Taco Salad packed for lunch

I like how this one turned out. It was convenient that the Ortega Mini Fiesta Flats fit in the box. But I can no longer find them. Also my nephew had said that he wished that he had more of the shells then I sent that day.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top Left: Ortega Mini Fiesta Flats

Bottom Left: Raspberries

Right Side: Corn, lettuce, Mexican blend cheese, black beans cooked with some taco seasoning, tomatoes, black olives

Above the Box: Mini Dippers with taco sauce and salsa, Nature Valley Roasted Nut Crunch Bar

This lunch was previously published here.

Taco Lunch

For this one I cooked the beans the night before but assembled the lunch in the morning before school. The shells are mini taco shells and I can no longer find them.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Taco Bell Home Originals brand Mini Taco Shells, lettuce, Mexican blend cheese

Top Right: Grapes and raspberries

Bottom Right: Black beans (basically the same as this but I did not use rice) and quartered cherry tomatoes

Above the Box: Granola bar and taco sauce in Mini Dippers

The previously published post is here.

kidney bean corn tacos for lunch

I made this one with kidney beans instead of black beans.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Tomatoes, lettuce, Mexican cheese blend

Top Right: Green grapes

Bottom Right: Kidney beans, corn, taco sauce

Above the Box: Corn taco shells

This original lunch post is here.

Taco on a stick

I had fun with this one. While brainstorming different ways to serve the same thing, a younger nephew said, “Taco on a Stick”.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Cherry tomatoes, lettuce, black olives and Pepper Jack cheese on mini wooden skewers

Top Right: Lettuce

Bottom Right: Black beans and salsa

Above the Box: Banana, Mini Dippers with Taco Sauce, and tortilla chips with a hint of lime

This Taco on a Stick lunch was previously published here.

Taco Salad Lunch

My nephew loves Skittles so it was the special treat in this lunch.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Lettuce, Mexican Cheese Blend, salsa in Mini Dippers (I put the top on after taking the photo)

Top Right: Skittles

Bottom Right: Black beans with sauteed onion and some tomato sauce

Above the Box: Banana, Blue Corn Tortilla Chips

Not Pictured: Mini Dippers with taco Sauce, mixed nuts

Here is the original post.

Taco Salad Lunch

When I send taco lunches to school with my nephew I try to make them different. For this one I put the tortilla chips in a plastic container instead of plastic bags. I also made cinnamon sugar chips and served with Nutella as a special treat.

Top Container: Divided container

Contents: Tostitos Hint of Lime Flavored Tortilla Chips, homemade cinnamon tortilla chips, Nutella in Mini Dippers

Bottom Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top Left: Black beans with onions sauteed in olive oil, with tomato sauce, and some hot sauce

Bottom Left: Watermelon

Right Side: Tomatoes, Mexican cheese blend, black olives, lettuce

Smooth taco sauce in Mini Dippers

This lunch was previously published here.

Taco Salad Flag Lunch

My nephew ate this for dinner at my house. I think that the black beans (hidden under the other ingredients), Greek yogurt, and chips made this a filling meal.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top: Shredded lettuce, star shaped radish, salsa, shredded Monterey Jack cheese, black beans with sauteed onion, some hot sauce, and some plain tomato sauce (not visible, under other ingredients)

Bottom Left: Greek yogurt with cinnamon star (I used a star cookie cutter as a stencil for the star)

Bottom Right: Blueberries

Above the Box: Tostitos Bite Size chips

This Taco Salad Flag lunch was previously published here.

Taco Lunch Soft Shells

My nephew prefers hard corn shell tacos but for this one I sent soft flour tortillas.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Black beans mixed with a little bit of taco sauce, corn, taco cheese blend, lettuce, tomatoes

Top Right: Red grapes

Bottom Right: Flour tortillas, trimmed and gently folded to fit into the box

Above the Box: Taco sauce in Mini Dippers, Nature Valley Roasted Nut Crunch Bar

Vegetarian Wonton Taco Cups

These taco cups are best eaten hot out of the oven but I did pack some leftovers for lunch. The bottoms were a little soggy but the rest of it was crisp.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Vegetarian Wonton Taco Cups, I basically followed this recipe but added black beans instead of meat

Top Right: Ghirardelli Caramel Chocolate square

Bottom Right: Plum

I hope that collection gave you some ideas to make lunch more fun for your teen or someone else special in your life.

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