10 back to school lunch ideas


It’s Back to School time already! Time to get back into the routine of packing school lunches. If your kids are tired of the same old PB&J, here are 10 kid-friendly lunch ideas to try out this school year.

  1. BLT wraps. Roll bacon slices, chopped tomato and sliced lettuce in a whole wheat wrap.
  2. Turkey roll-up. Ditch the bread and roll up two slices of deli turkey with your child’s favorite sliced cheese.
  3. Peanut butter and Nutella. Skip the jelly and add Nutella for a yummy twist on PB&J.
  4. Vanilla yogurt. Serve with fruit and granola for dipping.
  5. Fruity chicken salad. Make chicken salad with apples and dried cranberries. Serve in a bowl with crackers or on a sandwich.
  6. Hard boiled eggs. Serve with crackers and cheese cubes.
  7. Turkey pita pocket. Spread a pita pocket with hummus and stuff with turkey and cucumber slices.
  8. Single serve guacamole cup. Serve with pita chips and carrots for dipping.
  9. Pizza rollup. Spread pizza sauce on a whole wheat tortilla. Top with pepperoni slices and roll around an unwrapped mozzarella cheese stick.
  10. Egg salad sandwich. Fill a croissant or pita pocket with lettuce, bacon and egg salad.

Don’t forget to slip a note of encouragement into your kids’ lunchboxes. Whether it’s a quick note written on a napkin or a fancy printable, a lunchbox note is a great way to let your kids know that you’re thinking of them during the school day.