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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Fun Lunchbox Ideas for Back To School

Get some great ideas to put in the kids' lunchboxes for back to school.  They will look forward to lunch and not want to trade with their friends!

collage of lunch ideas for kids' lunchboxes


     Figuring out what to put in a child's lunchbox has to be one of the hardest parts of back to school time for elementary school parents.  You want nutritious options, but something the kids will eat as well.  It is especially hard if your kids aren't fans of sandwiches.  Here are some great non-sandwich main dish ideas to fill up their bellies at school.

pizza pinwheels on cooling rack


These pizza scrolls are the perfect way to take pizza to school in a lunch box. They can be made ahead and frozen too.

We all know the saying, “Eat a Rainbow!” and with this colorful bento box lunch, your kiddos will be! This rainbow lunchbox pairs a variety of fruits and veggies with simple pinwheels filled with hummus, turkey and spinach.


We all know the saying, “Eat a Rainbow!” and with this colorful bento box lunch, your kiddos will be! This rainbow lunchbox pairs a variety of fruits and veggies with simple pinwheels filled with hummus, turkey and spinach.

These fun pizza stuffed waffles only take 3 or 4 ingredients and a few minutes to make. They are filled with your favorite pizza toppings like melted cheese and pepperoni and are just begging to be dipped in marinara. They can be enjoyed as a fun lunch, super cool snack or quick and easy dinner option.


These fun pizza stuffed waffles only take 3 or 4 ingredients and a few minutes to make. They are filled with your favorite pizza toppings like melted cheese and pepperoni and are just begging to be dipped in marinara. They can be enjoyed as a fun lunch, super cool snack or quick and easy dinner option.

These delicious and Healthy Chicken Wraps are super simple to prepare and ready in only 20 minutes! Bonus, these wraps save great and are perfect for school week lunches.



These delicious and Healthy Chicken Wraps are super simple to prepare and ready in only 20 minutes! Bonus, these wraps save great and are perfect for school week lunches.

Pack the veggies in the lunchbox to take the stress out of dinner! This pasta salad is a lunchbox winner.


Pack the veggies in the lunchbox to take the stress out of dinner! This pasta salad is a lunchbox winner.

These fun ham and cheese rolls are like a hot ham and cheese sandwich in a fun pinwheel form. They are great served warm, but are also fabulous cold or at room temperature. Put a few in a lunchbox along with a little dipping sauce for a fun treat.


These fun ham and cheese rolls are like a hot ham and cheese sandwich in a fun pinwheel form. They are great served warm, but are also fabulous cold or at room temperature. Put a few in a lunchbox along with a little dipping sauce for a fun treat.

This Chinese Mandarin Pasta Salad is packed with mini sweet peppers, mandarins, green onions, spinach and carrots, then tossed with a sesame ginger dressing and topped with Chow Mein noodles for added crunch.


This Chinese Mandarin Pasta Salad is packed with mini sweet peppers, mandarins, green onions, spinach and carrots, then tossed with a sesame ginger dressing and topped with Chow Mein noodles for added crunch.

Make homemade Spaghettios in your instant pot then pack them in your kid's thermos for a hot and tasty lunch. This easy meal will make you relive your childhood in the tastiest kind of way!


Make homemade Spaghettios in your instant pot then pack them in your kid's thermos for a hot and tasty lunch. This easy meal will make you relive your childhood in the tastiest kind of way!

Quiche is one of the most versatile dishes. It is acceptable to eat any time of the day and is great hot or at room temperature. These mini ham and cheese quiche take the versatility to the next level and would be a fun lunch box addition.


Quiche is one of the most versatile dishes. It is acceptable to eat any time of the day and is great hot or at room temperature. These mini ham and cheese quiche take the versatility to the next level and would be a fun lunch box addition.


For more back to school ideas, check out 16 brilliant back to school ideas.  There is everything from a planner and breakfast recipes to lunch and dinner ideas too! 

Or for busy morning breakfast ideas check out my collection of fast and easy or make ahead options.  They are perfect for busy weekday mornings!


Get some great ideas to put in the kids' lunchboxes for back to school.  They will look forward to lunch and not want to trade with their friends!

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