With the start of school, many parents are dealing with the packing of lunches every morning and having EASY school lunch ideas makes all of our morning go a lot smoother.
Our school offers hot lunches but kiddos prefer to take their own everyday. And let’s face it, my oldest is 15 and at 6’3″, the hot school lunches never seem to be enough, coupled with the fact that they would spend so much money on ala-carte items to make up for it. School lunches were getting to be SO expensive for things that in my opinion wasn’t worth it.
Buying, packing and getting lunches ready for the day can be a time-consuming task! I’ve scoured the internet to bring you some of the best ideas out there for getting your kiddos the needed fuel they need to get through the rest of their day.
Here are some EASY school lunch ideas for you!! And at the end I’m sharing some FREE Printables making it easy for you to encourage and connect with your kiddo giving them the boost that they need throughout the day!
Modern Honey gives you LOTS of options and breaks it all down by category – main meal, fruits and veggies, sides and snacks, and drinks! This list would also be great when planning your grocery list! And the best part? It’s simple everyday things that don’t take a ton of time to prep!
Natasha breaks down the anatomy of the DIY lunchable that is highly popular with kids nowadays! She is even able to introduce some WINNING combinations that are always a hit with her little’s!
Danielle brings us over 30 non-sandwich ideas! Many of these will be familiar to you but maybe you never considered packing them in a school lunch! I can promise, your kid will be the envy of everyone at the lunch table.
With this website they have meal plans already planned out for you so all you have to do is print them out and take them shopping with you! And there are filters you can add based on any dietary restrictions that your family may have. This is website could be a game-changer for my family 🙂
If you need some more variety in your planning, then Bon Appetit will be your game changer! If your kiddo likes trying a new variety of things like my oldest, there are ALOT of good ideas here. The Italian Tomato Hoagie looks divine! I know that one of my kids would HIGHLY appreciate that!
School lunches don’t have to be BORING and the same thing day after day – believe me I have fallen into that rut too! I am DEFINITELY going to be incorporating some of these ideas in our weekly planning!
Sending a small note of encouragement is sometimes just the thing that your child needs to make it through the rest of the day! Let’s face it – there are lots of bullies that our children encounter everyday and a small encouraging note from you letting your child know that they are AMAZING can be enough to turn their whole day around!
I challenge you!! Put TWO notes into their lunchbox and challenge your child to give the extra to someone else that may need it that day!! Click to download your FREE printable HERE =====> Happy
These easy school lunch ideas are perfect for anyone!
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