60 + School Lunch Ideas

It is #TuesdayTips and so this week we are bring you lunch idea. While we cater to mostly homeschooling families, I know some of you are public or private school families looking for extra help. There are endless ways to add into your child’s enrichments. I am bias when it comes to both cooking and film as part of that. Anything can be educational. Why not make meal times, including lunch, a moment to teach. You can cover nutrition, geography, art and so much more. Here is a round up of fun lunch ideas you can pack up on the go or eat right at home.

VEGAN RASPBERRY RHUBARB CRUMBLE BARS – By the Forkful

Vegan Raspberry rhubarb crumble bars

The most amazing summer dessert or sweet treat: tart fresh rhubarb and sweet raspberries are the filling for these beautiful vegan rhubarb raspberry crumble bars.” – Yaz

VEGAN TUNA SANDWICH – Vegan Huggs

Front view of vegan tuna sandwich on a white plate. Potato chips in the background.

This Vegan Tuna Sandwich is satisfying, delicious, and completely customizable. It takes just 20 minutes to prepare and it’s perfect for make-ahead lunches.” – Melissa

CRISPY VEGAN CORN FRITTERS – Vegan Huggs

stack of four vegan corn fritters on a black plate. Topped with vegan sour cream and green onions.

Vegan Corn Fritters – the perfect crispy bite! Loaded with corn, bell peppers, and green onions, these fritters are packed with flavor and done in 25 minutes or less!” – Melissa

KIDS HOMEMADE DIY LUNCHABLE IDEAS – Aleka’s Get Together

kids lunch box with phyllo shells tomato sauce and cheese

Homemade lunchables are a popular trend kids love and and I get why. They are so much healthier than those processed packages we’ve grown up with while being so adaptable! Check out these fun DIY lunchable ideas just in time for school!” – Aleka

Healthy Blueberry Muffins – ifoodreal

Healthy Blueberry Muffins

“Healthy Blueberry Muffins are extremely fluffy, moist and absolutely delicious with fresh or frozen blueberries. Made with whole wheat or spelt flour, maple syrup and applesauce, this kid approved muffin recipe is perfect for breakfast or a snack. Make ahead or eat fresh out of the oven!” – Olena

CHEESY GARLIC ITALIAN “DUNKERS” (USING PIZZA DOUGH) – Aleka’s Get Together

cheesy bread sticks with marinara sauce

These Cheesy Garlic Italian “Dunkers” use Pillsbury’s canned pizza dough so they are super easy to make! Serve with a side of your favorite marinara sauce for dipping and you’ve got an appetizer, snack or even lunch!” – Aleka

Homemade Gluten-Free Pizza Lunchables (Vegan, Allergy-Free, Grain-Free) – Strength & Sunshine

Homemade Gluten-Free Pizza Lunchables (Vegan, Allergy-Free, Grain-Free) | Strength and Sunshine @RebeccaGF666 Lunchables without the scary ingredients! Homemade Gluten-Free Pizza Lunchables that are vegan, allergy-free, & grain-free too! This healthy, kid-loved, and mom-approved make-ahead lunch recipe will make the school year a bit more fun! #glutenfree #vegan

Lunchables without the scary ingredients! Homemade Gluten-Free Pizza Lunchables that are vegan, allergy-free, & grain-free too! This healthy, kid-loved, and mom-approved make-ahead lunch recipe will make the school year a bit more fun!“- Rebecca

Homemade Gluten-Free + Allergy-Free Uncrustables (Vegan) – Strength & Sunshine

Homemade Gluten-Free + Allergy-Free Uncrustables (Vegan) | Strength and Sunshine @RebeccaGF666 Just what the little picky eaters want! Homemade Gluten-Free + Allergy-Free Uncrustables! A school-friendly, top food allergy-friendly, vegan, and gluten-free version of the packaged "PBJ crustless pocket" sandwich! Make these ahead of time for a quick and easy lunch recipe or snack for the entire school week!

Just what the little picky eaters want! Homemade Gluten-Free + Allergy-Free Uncrustables! A school-friendly, top food allergy-friendly, vegan, and gluten-free version of the packaged “PBJ crustless pocket” sandwich! Make these ahead of time for a quick and easy lunch recipe or snack for the entire school week!” – Rebecca

Mini Gluten-Free Peanut Butter & Jelly Waffle Sandwiches (Vegan) – Strength & Sunshine

Mini Gluten-Free Peanut Butter & Jelly Waffle Sandwiches (Vegan) | Strength and Sunshine @RebeccaGF666 Breakfast, lunch, or snack, PB&J is good for any time of day! These Mini Gluten-Free Peanut Butter & Jelly Waffle Sandwiches are vegan, fun for kids & adults, healthy & protein-packed! A recipe for all peanut butter lovers and anyone who wants to shakeup their boring sandwich routine! #glutenfree #vegan #peanutbutter #jelly #waffles #breakfast #lunch #kidfriendly #strengthandsunshine

Breakfast, lunch, or snack, PB&J is good for any time of day! These Mini Gluten-Free Peanut Butter & Jelly Waffle Sandwiches are vegan, fun for kids & adults, healthy & protein-packed! A recipe for all peanut butter lovers and anyone who wants to shakeup their boring sandwich routine!” – Rebecca

Homemade Spaghetti O’s (Allergy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan) – Strength & Sunshine

Homemade Spaghetti Os (Allergy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan) | Strength and Sunshine @RebeccaGF666 Kick the can and make this healthy recipe for the kids instead! Homemade Spaghetti O's that are allergy-free, gluten-free, and vegan! A super easy lunch or dinner that's kid-friendly and mom-approved!

Kick the can and make this healthy recipe for the kids instead! Homemade Spaghetti O’s that are allergy-free, gluten-free, and vegan! A super easy lunch or dinner that’s kid-friendly and mom-approved!” – Rebecca

Microwave Gluten-Free + Vegan Mac & Cheese For One (Allergy-Free ‘Easy Mac’) – Strength & Sunshine

Microwave Gluten-Free + Vegan Mac & Cheese For One (Allergy-Free 'Easy Mac') | Strength and Sunshine @RebeccaGF666 Missing out on that 'Easy Mac'? Not anymore! This microwave gluten-free, vegan, and top 8 allergy-free mac & cheese for one is just the recipe you need! Nothing beats a quick and easy bowl of macaroni and cheese for lunch that's healthy and doesn't require pots and pans!

Missing out on that ‘Easy Mac’? Not anymore! This microwave gluten-free, vegan, and top 8 allergy-free mac & cheese for one is just the recipe you need! Nothing beats a quick and easy bowl of macaroni and cheese for lunch that’s healthy and doesn’t require pots and pans!” – Rebecca

Easy Hamburger Vegetable Soup | Shortcuts & Variations – Grits and Gouda

Half of an enamel-coated pot full of vegetable soup

“Easy Hamburger Vegetable Soup is the ultimate comfort soup made with what you have on hand in the pantry, fridge or freezer. I give you plenty of shortcuts and variations so you can make it quickly and inexpensively.” – Kathleen

Chewy Homemade Granola Bars That Kids Love – Easy Budget Recipes

A close up of Homemade Granola Bars laid out on a white platter.

“These Homemade Granola Bars are a pantry staple. They’re loaded with almonds, dried cranberries, and mini chocolate chips. Kids love both making and eating these granola bars.” – Beth, Jill and Jess

Fruit Sparkler Recipe for Delicious Watermelon Treat – Lil Tigers

fruit sparkler recipe

“Do you like watermelon? Then try this super easy fruit sparkler watermelon treat.” – Lil Tigers

CHEDDAR AND SPINACH MUFFINS – A Baking Journey

Close up on a Cheddar and Spinach Muffin in the muffin pan.

“These Cheddar and Spinach Muffins make a delicious savoury baked goods that can be served as an appetiser or enjoyed as a snack. These savoury cheese and vegetable muffins are also a great lunchbox meal idea for your kids, packed with hidden veggies!” – A Baking Journey

BANANA PIKELETS – Aussie Home Cook

Stack of banana pikelets on a plate, with a vintage spoon on the side, surrounded by fresh whole bananas and bottle of maple syrup in the background.

“These healthy banana pikelets are super easy to make with just four ingredients. They freeze well and make excellent kid friendly lunches or snacks.” – Sarah

EGGLESS BROWNIES – Keep Calm and Eat Ice Cream

Eggless brownies on a cooling rack

“These eggless brownies are everything you want in a brownie, dense and fudgy with chewy edges and a secret ingredient to keep them moist and delicious.” – Sarah

TUNA PUFF PASTRY PINWHEELS – Its Not Complicated Recipes

Overhead shot of cooked pinwheels on baking paper.

“My Tuna Puff Pastry Pinwheels are the ultimate, easily prepared appetiser, suitable to serve either hot or at room temperature. However, they are not just for entertaining; they are great served as snacks or ideal to add to school or work lunch boxes.” – Alexandra

PESTO TORTELLINI PASTA SALAD – Salt & Baker

Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad with sun-dried tomatoes and pine nuts.

A 10 minute delicious dinner. Did you know such a thing existed?? Well it does, and it happens to be this flavorful Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad. OH! And it’s topped with roasted pine nuts for added crunch and toasty flavor.” – Whitney

VEGAN TERIYAKI SOBA NOODLES STIR-FRY – My Plentiful Cooking

Stir-fry soba noodles in a cast iron pan with a dish of sesame seeds and wooden spatula beside.

“This vegan teriyaki soba noodles stir-fry makes a great easy weeknight dinner that is both filling and delicious! Comes together in 30 minutes and only requires a handful of simple ingredients. Chewy noodles and crunchy veggies all combined with a flavorful sauce that your family will love!” – Meesha

BASMATI CHANA PULAO (CHICKPEA RICE) – My Plantiful Cooking

Chickpea pulao in bowl served with fork and a glass of water.

“Make yourself some flavorsome and delicious basmati Chana Pulao, or chickpea rice in 30 minutes. Featuring fluffy basmati rice and creamy chickpeas, it will definitely leave you wanting for more. This chickpea pulao makes a great weeknight dinner that is vegan, filling and nutritious.” – Meesha

SCRUMPTIOUS CARROT CAKE COOKIE RECIPE – Sustain My Cooking Habit

Carrot cake cookies stacked together on a plate.

“If you love the taste of carrot cake, then you’ll be sure to also love these deliciously scrumptiouscarrot cake cookies. Loaded with the same tasty goodness, these cookies are a nice alternative to a classic carrot cake recipe.” – Jane and Sonja

SAVORY AND SIMPLE CHICKPEA SALAD RECIPE – Sustain My Cooking Habit

Chickpea salad with cucumbers and carrots in a clear bowl on a white plate. A blue checkered napkin is in the background.

“This simple chickpea salad recipe, with chopped cucumbers, carrots and a simple apple cider vinaigrette dressing, is a quick and nutritious lunchtime meal idea. Make a large batch on the weekend to enjoy all throughout the week.” – Jane and Sonja

English Muffin Pizza Bar – Amanda’s Cookin’

child's hand reaching for an english muffin pizza

“English Muffin Pizza is such a fun snack for kids and adults. They are easy to make and you can turn lunch into a party with a fun pizza bar! A great idea for kids parties or just for a different twist on pizza night. ” – Amanda

Ham and Cheese Sliders – Amanda’s Cookin’

close up ham and cheese slider

“If you’re feeding a crowd, these sliders are the perfect choice. Easy to make with Hawaiian Rolls, deli ham, and sliced cheese” – Amanda

ROAST BEEF AND CHEDDAR CRESCENT ROLLS – Dancing Through the Rain

Three Roast Beef and Cheddar Crescent Rolls on a wooden cutting board

“Soft, fluffy crescent rolls are perfect for busy day meals and these Roast Beef and Cheddar Crescent Rolls will not disappoint!” – Alli

Oil-Free Chickpea Salad – Plant Based on a Budget

two white plates of chickpea salad in a white background

This vegan chickpea ‘tuna’ salad requires just a handful of ingredients and pantry staple seasonings for a flavorful, 5-minute, oil-free chickpea salad. At less than $1 per serving, this vegan chickpea salad is a budget-friendly, non-processed, and highly nutritious addition to your meal rotation!” – Terrance

Sweet & Salty Tofu Bites – Plant based on a Budget

Sweet and salty tofu triangles on an oblong platter.

“From the author: This Sweet & Salty Tofu Bites recipe is super fast, really tasty, and only costs a couple of bucks for the tofu. It’s great finger food, snack, salad topper, or a quick meal if you want to serve it with a side of veggies”- Jake

Simple Pasta with Tomatoes and Basil- Plant Based on a budget

Simple Pasta with Tomatoes and Basil steps Resized 13 1

“From the author: This Simple Pasta with Tomatoes and Basil recipe is quick and easy and all that, and it tastes good to boot – cold or hot. Eat it for dinner. Eat it as a side salad. Take it on a picnic or a potluck. Everyone will thank you!” – Jake

CUBAN SANDWICH RECIPE – Dinner at the Zoo

A pressed Cuban sandwich with layers of ham, cheese and pickles.

The ultimate Cuban sandwich recipe piled high with ham, cheese, roasted pork and pickles. These sandwiches are perfect for a hearty meal, and they happen to be super easy to make!” – Sara

HEALTHY HOMEMADE BAKED CORN DOGS – Hungry Hobby

Corn dogs and salad

“Let me just say my husband is OBSESSED with corn dogs, I’m pretty sure he could eat them every day of his life and be totally happy. The problem is the frozen ones are usually full of not so fun stuff like nitrates, partially hydrogenated oil, refined flour, and tons of preservatives.” – Kelli

BANANA BLUEBERRY OATMEAL MUFFINS – Alpine Ella

Banana blueberry oatmeal muffins on parchment paper

“These healthy banana muffins are the perfect breakfast treat or snack, made with wholesome ingredients like oat flour, blueberries and bananas. They’re then finished with a pecan streusel topping. They only take 10 minutes to make and I’ll show you how to make extra tall bakery style muffins!” – Ella

Veg Paneer Tortilla Wrap – Culinary Shades

paneer tortilla wraps

Paneer tortilla wraps or paneer rolls are made with veggies, paneer, and some spices. These Indian-style wraps are perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, kids’ school lunch, or office lunch.” – Alpa

Mini filo pastry quiche cups – Emily Leary

Filo pastry mini quiches recipe. Quiches arranged on a board.

“Individual size, creamy and delicious egg-quiche, all wrapped up in filo pastry cases. You’ll love these mini filo pastry quiche cups!” – Emily

Meatball Pita Pockets – Budget Delicious

a row of completed meatball pita pockets

“These 5 ingredient Meatballs Pita Pockets, made with pantry staples, are the perfect easy back to school eat, family dinner, appetizer, or snack.” – Bintu

Pineapple Muffins – Budget Delicious

a container filled with baked pineapple muffins

“Pineapple muffins are an easy, tropical treat made in one bowl with simple pantry ingredients. Families love these for breakfasts and lunchboxes” – Bintu

Chicken Caesar Wrap – Little Sunny Kitchen

Close up shot of Chicken Caesar Wrap

“This Chicken Caesar Wrap is made juicy flavorful and tender chicken, crisp lettuce, garlicky croutons, juicy cherry tomatoes, and creamy homemade Caesar dressing. The perfect quick lunch or dinner that you can serve to your family in just 15 minutes!” – Diana

Kid-Friendly Pasta Salad – Little Sunny Kitchen

Pasta salad with sweet corn, peas, carrots, and sweet bell peppers in a white bowl and a cute bird pattern kitchen towel

“This kid-friendly pasta salad is packed with lots of fresh veggies, which makes it a healthy, filling, colorful, and delicious meal that your child will love!” – Diana

BANANA CARROT MUFFINS – Cookie Dough Dairies

two banana carrot muffins stacked on each other with a bite out of one of them

“These banana carrot muffins are soft, fluffy, and so easy to make! Packed with fruits and vegetables, warm spices, and perfect for breakfast, brunch, or a snack. No mixer required and ready in under 30 minutes!” – Gabby

DAIRY FREE BLUEBERRY MUFFINS – Cookie Dough Dairies

three dairy free blueberry muffins stacked on top of each other

“These are the BEST dairy free blueberry muffins! They are so fluffy, soft, full of juicy blueberries, and topped with a delicious cinnamon streusel topping. They’re easy to make, freezer-friendly, and there’s no mixer required!” – Gabby

Easy Cavatappi Alfredo and Peas – Ugly Duckling Bakery

a bowl of cavatappi alfredo with peas

“This cavatappi alfredo recipe makes an easy, creamy, warm lunch in just 15 minutes. Everyone needs a warm lunch once in a while.” – Joanne

Air Fryer Chickpeas (Crispy Roasted Garbanzo Beans Snack Recipe!) – Summer Yule

air fryer chickpeas

“Can you air fry chickpeas (AKA garbanzo beans)Heck yes! Chickpeas, nutritional yeast, and an assortment of spices come together deliciously in my air fryer chickpeas recipe. You can cook them up crunchy and crispy for a plant based snack. Alternatively, let them stay softer and use them as a tasty vegan filling for tacos and burritos. Get directions for air frying AND oven baking crispy chickpeas here!” – Summer Yule

Pizza Dippers for School Lunch – Finding Zest

Easy Pizza Dippers

“We are inching one week closer to the start of school. A part of me is dreading it and another part of me can’t wait. That is pretty much what my kids are feeling as well. This week for our back to school Mini Chef Mondays theme, I got my middle son in the kitchen with me. He is my most picky eater and I’m always on the hunt for something new for him. After a little thought I came up with these quick and easy Pizza Dippers for School Lunch and it was a slam dunk! (Pun intended!)” – Emilie

Peanut Butter and Jelly Mini Pancake Stacks for School Lunch – Finding Zest

Peanut Butter and Jelly Pancake Stacks with Strawberry on Top

“School started this week for my kids and once again I’m searching for school lunch ideas.   I started out strong last year but towards spring my kids fell into their typical rut, not knowing what they want in their lunchbox. My boys were tired of the same old stuff but couldn’t give me any new ideas. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches became a staple, even as I asked them to consider more variety. This year I’m armed with a new pb&j recipe idea that is quick and easy but definitely not boring!  These peanut butter and jelly mini pancake stacks are a fun way to serve a classic lunch. Who can resist?” – Emilie

Ham and Cheese Biscuits – Beyond the Chicken Coop

Quick drop biscuits that are light and tender with bits of ham and cheese baked right inside! This is an easy to make biscuit ready to eat in just 30 minutes and there’s no rolling out the dough.” – Kathy

Sloppy Joe Pockets – Swirls of Flavors

“Tender biscuits filled with a saucy Sloppy Joe ground beef filling make Sloppy Joe Pockets a delicious game day food for your Super Bowl party, on-the-go snack or hot lunch that’s fun for kids! An easy homemade Sloppy Joe filling makes every bite of these portable pockets ever so tasty!  – Gwynn

Mini Corn Dog Muffins – Butter Your Biscuit

“Mini corn dog muffins are a perfect quick and easy weeknight meal, game day food, or party snack.” – Wendie

TUNA CUCUMBER SALAD SANDWICH (NO MAYO) – World Treat

“A tuna, egg, and cucumber salad is not just delicious, comforting, and hearty but is also rich in vitamins and minerals. It is traditionally made with mayonnaise that makes it creamy and rich. However, if you want a tuna and egg sandwich without mayo, here is a simple, healthy, and mayo-free tuna egg recipe for you to try!” – Maureen

BANANA CARROT MUFFINS – Aubrey’s Kitchen

“These healthy banana carrot muffins are a delicious way to hide some fruits and vegetables in a yummy breakfast treat that even your toddler will love! Don’t forget to enjoy these muffins along side a warm and toasty Cardamom Latte!” – Aubrey

AIR FRYER FROZEN CHICKEN NUGGETS – Aubrey’s Kitchen

“Air fryer frozen chicken nuggets are super easy and cook in a matter of minutes! No need to defrost! Pair these up with the perfect dipping sauce for the perfect snack or meal that your whole family will love.” – Aubrey

AIR FRYER CORN DOGS – Aubrey’s Kitchen

“These air fryer corn dogs are super crispy and delicious. Frozen corn dogs in the air fryer is the perfect quick and easy appetizer that your whole family will love!” – Aubrey

Egg Muffins Recipe – Healthy Recipes 101

“We should probably warn you right now: you may have a hard time getting over these egg muffins. They are both incredibly delicious and really easy to make. And as an added bonus, this egg muffins recipe is low carb and packed with tasty vegetables. A convenient,  healthy, and brilliant option to start the day!” – Luna

Air Fryer Empanadas Recipe – Healthy Recipes 101

“Today’s air fryer empanadas recipe introduces a healthier way to make one of the most popular Latin American street foods. Without using excess oil, the air fryer creates a crispy outside layer while leaving the filling tender and juicy.” – Luna

Chicken Caesar Wraps – Spice and Sugar Mama

“This recipe is going to show you How To Make Chicken Caesar Wraps in the easiest way possible. Using various shortcuts, this is a lunch that you will be able to enjoy in under 10 minutes. The freshness of the vegetables paired with the smoky crispy bacon make this wrap a lunchtime favorite.” – Dominque

GLUTEN FREE PIZZA ROLLS – Science and Crumbs

“Soft and fluffy gluten-free pizza rolls that only require a single rise. You can fill the pizza dough with any filling you desire. These pizza rolls are a crowd-pleaser, and they are a pleasant way to eat pizza. ” – Aya

HOW TO PACK TACOS FOR LUNCH – Eating on a Dime

“Do you need another idea for kids lunches? I would love to show you How to Pack Tacos for lunch! Packing tacos for lunch is one of our kids favorite lunches because it is completely different than the regular “boring” sandwich.” – Carrie

HOW TO KEEP CHICKEN NUGGETS WARM IN SCHOOL LUNCHES – Eating on a Dime

“My kids get tired of sandwiches for lunches so today, we’re going to talk about how to keep chicken nuggets warm in school lunches. My kids love it when they open their lunch boxes and find chicken nuggets instead of the same ole same ole inside!” – Carrie

Vegan Zucchini Corn Fritters – Happy Kitchen

These are the most amazing vegan zucchini corn fritters you’ll ever have. Crispy and delicious, they’re perfect as a side to a nice fresh salad, or dipped into your favorite dip! If you’re craving some good vegan fried food, then look no further.” – Elena

Super Easy Chicken Noodle Soup – On My Kids Plate

“Do you ever have those nights where you are just racing home, it’s well past dinner time and you just need to get dinner on the table fast! This super easy chicken noodle soup recipe is one of my favorite go-to recipes.” – Kristy

Veggie Pinwheel Tortilla Rollups – On My Kids Plate

“Creamy vegetable cream cheese rollups are packed full of delicious herbs, cheese and vegetables all rolled up in a tortilla. These yummy bites are full of creamy ranch flavor and are perfect for a party appetizer or for an easy cold lunch.” – Kristy

Mini Apple Pies: A Fall School Snack Recipe – In the Kitch

“What’s more charming than an apple pie? How about mini apple pies that perfectly capture that warm, cozy feeling of coming home from school on a crisp autumn afternoon?” – Joss

Keto Ham and Pimento Cheese Wraps – The Soccer Mom Blog

Crisp lettuce, sweet honey ham, and creamy pimento cheese — these Keto Ham and Pimento Cheese Wraps are the perfect fresh and easy lunch for spring and summer! Sponsored by Prime Fresh Delicatessen.” – Stacey

California Club Sandwich – Baking Beauty

“Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Kitchen PLAY. All opinions are my own. California Club Sandwich: Mile high sandwich packed with turkey, bacon, and creamy avocado. Try it once and you are going to be craving it again and again!” – Krystle

HOW TO KEEP YOUR KIDS’ SCHOOL LUNCHES FUN AND HEALTHY – Natasha Funderburk

“Would you think I was weird if I told you one of my greatest joys as a mother is packing Cooper’s lunch every day?” – Natasha

Mason Jar Lunchables – Angie Holden

“I couldn’t leave back to school week without sharing this idea for mason jar lunchables. It is so simple and perfect for the kids’ lunch…or even yours. Grab your jars and make a great addition to your lunch box today. If you have missed any of the Craft Lightning fun this week, be sure to catch up with day 1, day 2, day 3, and day 4. You will also want to scroll to the bottom of this post where you will find even more projects from our blog partners for this series.” – Angie

Quick vegetarian sausage rolls – perfect lunchbox recipe – A Mummy Too

“The kids have officially grown bored of sandwiches at the moment, so we made up these meat-free sausage rolls to go their lunchboxes.” – Emily

HEALTHY VEGGIE PINWHEELS – In the Kids Kitchen

Who said kids don’t want to eat their vegetables? Bite-sized veggie pinwheels are a nutrition-packed kids snack or lunchbox hit! ” – Stacey and Jennifer

Sandwich Lollipops – The Soccer Mom Blog

Sandwich lollipops put a special spin on the “usual” school lunch! ” – Stacey

Vegan BLT Tempeh Sandwich – Happy Kitchen

Don’t you just love a crisp sandwich with a smoky kick mixed with the smooth, nutty taste of avocado? Then you are going to enjoy this drool worthy Vegan Tempeh BLT Sandwich. It’s a whole lot healthier than your traditional BLT, but you’re guaranteed to be just as satisfied after your plate is polished off.” – Elena

Mini Ham Star Sandwiches – The Soccer Mom Blog

Kids will love these star-shaped mini ham sandwiches! A wholesome and fun snack or lunchbox idea! One of our favorite kids recipes because you only need a few simple ingredients and you  have a delightful meal ready in minutes!” – Stacey

Popcorn Chicken Recipe – Love from the Oven

“This Popcorn Chicken Recipe is perfect to serve at parties, tailgates, or just as an easy weeknight meal. It is so quick and simple to make that you will be eating in no time! The ingredients are simple and it’s very easy to make. Loved by young and old for it’s delicious flavor, this is sure to become a family favorite!” – Christi

BREAKFAST LUNCH BOX IDEAS: FRUIT FILLED WAFFLE TACO, EGGS & SAUSAGE! – Kim Schob

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, I am not talking about the holidays… I’m talking about back to school! While I am sure you love your little angel, tell me you aren’t ready to shove them out the door with a wave and a mimosa. It’s cool. I get it. Your secret is safe with me; no judgment here! The only downside about back to school is planning lunches. Sometimes it’s just really hard to come up with ideas beyond the norm.” – Kim

PEPPERONI & CHEESE PIZZA MUFFINS – In the Kids Kitchen

“Pizza anything is always a hit in my house – from Pizza Dip to Pizza Sliders – we’ve experimented with pizza in countless forms, so it was about time we added a Pepperoni & Cheese Pizza Muffin recipe to our repertoire” – Stacey and Jennifer

3 INGREDIENT HOMEMADE HOT POCKETS WITH CRESCENT ROLLS – TURKEY LUNCH IDEAS! – Kim Schob

“If you’re looking for a quick, easy, and kid-friendly lunch to make, it’s hard to go wrong with this recipe. This easy hand pie recipe only calls for 3 ingredients and produces the BEST Homemade Hot Pockets. If you’re looking for inexpensive, low-fuss lunch ideas to prep for the week beyond your typical sandwich, this is it. The only ingredients you’ll need are crescent rolls, turkey, and swiss, you blink, and they’re done. Making them perfect for busy school and work weeks.” – Kim

Easy Zoo Themed Lunch for Kids – The Soccer Mom Blog

“This year, our middle daughter starts kindergarten. So I wanted to do something to make the transition go as smoothly as possible. Our oldest daughter loved special themed lunch boxes and lunch box notes when she was in elementary school, so I’ve been brainstorming ideas for our 5-year-old.” – Stacey

Instant Pot Mac And Cheese – Culinary Shades

A creamy mac and cheese is irresistible! This is a 5-ingredient instant pot mac and cheese recipe with no eggs, evaporated milk, or almond flour. This creamy mac and cheese can be made quickly from start to finish in just 30 minutes in the instant pot!” – Alpa

Healthy Soccer Themed Kids Lunch – The Soccer Mom Blog

“Of course kids love junk food, but what if you could make an easy and healthy school lunch that kids would love just as much? Well that my friends is what we call a #momwin!” – Stacey

LUNCHTIME IDEAS: PB & JELLY BANANA SUSHI TORTILLA WRAP – Kim Schob

“Lunchtime is always a bit challenging with kids.  Especially if you have to send your kid to school with one from home. They are not the easiest to please and often, we as parents feel guilty for sending the same old sandwich to school for lunch over and over again.” – Kim

Gluten Free Cornbread Lunchbox Muffins (w/ VIDEO) – The Soccer Mom Blog

“One of my friends in another state posted a picture of their child’s school cafeteria lunch menu last year and I was absolutely stunned by the range of nutritious items, including lots of vegetables. It actually sounded like the menu at a fancy organic restaurant!” – Stacey

TURKEY BACON CLUB LUNCH KABOBS – Kim Schob

“What do you get when you make a grilled cheese sandwich, turkey, crispy bacon, lettuce, and tomato and put them on a skewer? A lunch you’ll want to eat over and over again!” – Kim

EASY APPLE MUFFINS – In the Kids Kitchen

If you’ve been around In the Kids Kitchen for awhile, you know that we love healthy muffin recipes for a quick breakfast-on-the-go or an easy afternoon treat – not to mention they are super easy to kids to help make! Today we’re sharing a delicious easy apple muffin recipe your kids are going to love!

Nut-Free Chocolate Spread – A Sweet Alternative

“This homemade nut-free chocolate spread is allergy friendly, picky kid approved, and so delicious. It’s easy to make in just a few minutes and is more nutritious than most store bought chocolate spreads. It’s perfect for school lunches and snacks. In addition to being nut-free, it’s also dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, paleo, and refined sugar-free” – Jennifer

Leftover Ham and Cheese Quiche – Vintage Kitchen

“Quiche is one of my favorite things to have frozen at all times. I called this one Leftover Ham and Cheese Quiche because it’s ideal for leftover meats and cheeses from all those holiday tables. The crust is homemade (of course!) and the binding cream, which is lighter than most, is the best ever!” – Paula

Pizza Grilled Cheese – Baking Beauty

Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese: All the flavors of pizza in a SUPER easy to make grilled cheese sandwich. Tons of spicy pepperoni and gooey cheese make this an irresistible lunch or dinner!” – Krystle

HOW TO MAKE FRESH SPRING ROLLS – Make it Skinny Please

“Light, fresh Spring Rolls are a great recipe option any time of the year. Once you learn to make them at home the possibilities are endless!” – Toni

SMOKED TURKEY PINWHEELS WITH FRESH HERB CREAM CHEESE – Boulder Locavore

“Delicious Pinwheels are a perfect party appetizer, light lunch, after school snack or game day nosh. They are easy to make too. This version has fresh herb cream cheese, smoked turkey, baby spinach and some grated cheddar cheese for the win!” – Toni

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