Madeline Lunch Box Idea

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I love putting together cute and healthy lunch box ideas for Ella.

This week, we revisited Ella’s first favourite book, Madeline, so of course I had to make a Madeline Lunch!

Madeline Lunch Box Idea - perfect if your child is obsessed with the book Madeline, or interested in French culture. A great healthy lunch box to send if your child is doing a France unit study.


I went with our blue lunch box for the tie-in to Madeline’s clothing, and kept the food French-inspired. Lentils, croissants, yogurt, cheese, and macarons all feature quite heavily in traditional French diets, although as France is becoming more cosmopolitan “French food” is being continuously redefined.

Madeline Lunch Box Food:

  • Yogurt drink (yogurt is a staple in French diets, and even the most common cake in France is measured using yogurt cups rather than measuring cups)
  • Blueberry applesauce
  • Lentil Stew in Thermos (I used French Lentils so it worked for me!)
  • Croissant sandwich with ham and cheese
  • Babybel cheese (cheese obviously being a French obsession)
  • Blackberries
  • Strawberry Macarons (a traditional French cookie – I’ll share our strawberry macaron recipe ASAP)

Ella loved this lunch – and I love that we were able to pull off a fun, themed lunch with mostly healthy treats. This is exactly the kind of lunch I would serve at home, so we’re not compromising on what Ella’s eating just because it has to be portable and school-friendly.

This would also be a great lunch if your child was studying French culture, or had an interest in anything else stemming from France. (Did you know Madeline was set in France but actually written by an American? The more you know!)

Yum! This Madeline lunch box idea is a great way to explore French culture with your tastebuds. Perfect for a France unit study

Be sure to check out our other healthy lunch box ideas and easy healthy recipes that your whole family will love!

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