5 Back to School Lunches Your Kids Will Love
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!
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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!
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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!