5 Back to School Lunches Your Kids Will Love

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5 Back to School Lunches Your Kids Will Love

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Back to school season is here! And with that comes the tedious task of packing your kids a lunch.

Every. single. day.

But have no fear. Here are five back to school lunches that your kids will love this year!

1. Tomato and cheese sandwich

This is one of the easiest back to school lunches to prepare and yet, my kids absolutely love it!

Put some mayonnaise on the bread and then lay 2-3 pieces of cheese down. After that, place a few slices of tomato on top of the cheese. Sprinkle some salt and pepper. Voila!

Lunch sides to include: two oreos, carrot sticks with ranch, a cup of yogurt, a bag of chips

2. Leftover meal heat ups

What did you eat together as a family for the week?

Use those leftovers as heat up meals for your kids school lunches!

Our kids love to re-heat lasagna, noodles, chicken, veggies and more. I think they feel really cool and important taking their Tupperware containers to the microwave during lunch and heating them up for 20 seconds.

It’s an added bonus when we have a pizza night at home!

If you’re looking for lunchboxes for your child, be sure to check out these must have back to school items for kids.

3. Salad with fruit

This is definitely my daughter’s favorite school lunch. Last year, my daughter took a salad to school for her lunch most days of the week.

She enjoys the salads with fruit – blueberries, strawberries, craisins, apples – you name it!

But really, you can get creative and make many different variations of salads to change it up each week.

Lunch sides to include: cheese stick, cucumber slices, cheez-its, veggie straws

4. Create your own sandwich

Why not get creative with school lunches?

This lunch wins the award for the most creative of all school lunches.

Pack separate ingredients that will form a sandwich when put together.

You could pack pepperonis, cheese and crackers.

You could pack some peanut butter in a cup and some jelly and let your kids make their own sandwich while at school during lunch.

Please note – this may work best with older kids!

5. Yogurt parfait

Buy a tub of yogurt at your local grocery store. Stock up on whatever fruit your child enjoys. Ta-da! Lunch is served!

My kids love when we send them to school with a container of yogurt and a separate container of fruit. They end up creating their very own yogurt parfait.

Some fruit favorites include blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and pineapple.

Some kids may even prefer granola. Do whatever your kid finds to be tasty!


16 Responses

  1. Elaine says:

    Some great suggestions. I will pass this on to my daughter โ€” my grandson is a very picky eaterโ€ฆThanks for sharing.

  2. Tom says:

    Looks like some tasty and healthy choices; two for two! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Phoebe says:

    Always looking for ideas for my super picky eaters. Thank you!

  4. Maryanne says:

    Loving these lunches. Healthy and the stuff that kids love. Perfect for the start of the school year. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I will try these out, it’s always a struggle~!

  6. Dana says:

    These are great suggestions for back to school lunches! My daughter just started kindergarten and I make turkey meatballs ahead of time and freeze them. I heat them up in the morning. They are cold by the time she opens her lunch box, but I add some hummus for her to dip them in, and I also include some carrot sticks to dip in hummus as well.

  7. Tamara says:

    This was so helpful. Iโ€™ve been struggling with figuring out what to give my toddler for school

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