Street Taco Recipe – Easy Lunch Idea for Back to School

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Everyone in the house will love this easy street taco lunch box recipe! This is another great idea to use leftover taco meat from the night before in order to prevent food waste and keep everyone’s lunch box full.

Most people have trouble thinking beyond the sandwich when it comes to packed lunches. It’s time to break outside the typical PB&J and try these delicious lunch box street tacos.

This lunch box recipe idea is easy to customize for picky eaters, just add or subtract toppings based on their preference.

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    Street Taco Lunch Box Ingredients

    • Street taco flour tortillas
    • Leftover taco meat
    • Lettuce
    • Shredded cheese
    • Grape tomatoes, halved
    • Salsa, optional
    • Guacamole, optional
    • Sour cream, optional
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    Street Taco Lunch Box Recipe

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    Place two or three street taco flour tortillas in the lunch box.

    Pack lettuce, taco meat, and cheese next to tortillas.

    Add taco toppings as desired (this is where you can get creative!).

    You can buy small condiment cups with lids to contain the salsa, guacamole, and sour cream in your lunch box if desired. 

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    If you have younger children, be sure to explain to your child how to assemble their tacos before sending this lunch with them to school!

    Street Taco Lunch Box Side Ideas

    Pack these mini street tacos with a side of guacamole and tortilla chips. Add your child’s favorite fruit or dessert to make this the perfect back to school lunch idea.

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