Everyone loves nachos! Here is a simple way to give your child nachos for lunch, this DIY Nachos Lunchbox is easy to make and your child will love it.

Easy DIY Nachos Lunchbox

I know it’s pretty easy to get into a lunchbox rut. But, my kids will only eat the same thing for so many days in a row before they start making comments. That’s why I love being a part of Healthy Family Project and working on the Power Your Lunchbox campaign! I am constantly looking for healthy lunch ideas for the kids and I love seeing all of our readers lunchbox creations on Instagram. Lunchbox inspiration? Yes please!

These DIY Lunchbox nachos are easy enough to prep that the kids can definitely help preparing them. Kids will love assembling this fun DIY Nachos lunch with black beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and guacamole! Lately we have been adding Yo Querio! Mini Guac Cups…it makes it a lot easier when it comes to packing.

Let your kids choose their favorite nacho toppings and use reusable cupcake liners to separate the ingredients and avoid sogginess. We love this vegetarian lunch idea, but you can easily add in your kids’ favorite taco protein like chicken, ground beef or lentils.

Nutrition Tip: Black beans, and other dark-colored beans, contain the same pigment found in grapes that acts as a disease-fighting antioxidant. Black beans are also a terrific source of fiber, protein, and iron for kids.

Best DIY Nachos Lunchbox

To form the base of our DIY Nachos, we use baked or multigrain scoopable tortilla chips that are perfect for loading up your favorite toppings, like those yummy Nature Fresh Farms TOMZ cherry tomatoes!

Other great additions for your kiddos’ nachos lunchbox include onions, peppers, sour cream or salsa.

Don’t forget to add some fresh fruit and something to drink. Replace fruit juice with milk or water. The calcium found in milk is important to help your child grow up healthy. Pure fruit juices may be a healthier option, but they contain a lot of calories per serving.

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DIY Nachos Lunchbox

DIY Nachos Lunchbox

Amber Gray
Kids will love assembling this fun DIY Nachos lunch! Have your child pick their favorite toppings for a lunchbox idea they are sure to enjoy.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Lunchbox Ideas
Servings 1 serving
Calories 450 kcal


  • 1 ounce multigrain scoop tortilla chips
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium black beans drained, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 2 tablespoon shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 6 Nature Fresh Farms TOMZ cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 tablespoons guacamole
  • 1 small apple


  • Assemble lunchbox with tortilla chips, black beans, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes and guacamole.
  • Serve with apple.


Feel free to customize the toppings! And don’t forget to empower your kiddos in the kitchen! The more they help, the more likely they are to eat what’s in the lunch.


Calories: 450kcalCarbohydrates: 63gProtein: 16gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 370mgPotassium: 892mgFiber: 13gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 1116IUVitamin C: 36mgCalcium: 436mgIron: 3mg
Keyword DIY, easy recipes, lunch recipes, lunchbox ideas, nachos
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