Need a little lunch box inspiration? I’ve got 7+ Deliciously Creative Lunch Ideas for Kids to share with you today!
One of my goals this school year is to rely less on the school lunches and do a better job keeping the fridge and pantry stocked with kid friendly, healthy lunch items. I have one child that will eat peanut butter and jelly sandwich every day if I let him, but the other child will not touch a sandwich with a 10-foot pole. I definitely have to be creative with our lunch menus.
*Thanks to Horizon for sponsoring this post!
We’ve been back in school for almost a week. So far so good… everyone is happy and adjusting well, despite a first day school bus snafu. (My kids have been riding the bus home from day one- so I was a bit surprised to get a phone call, 40 minutes after school was out, to let me know that my daughter did not get on the bus and could I please come pick her up. I still haven’t gotten an explanation on how it took that long for someone to figure out my 7 year old shouldn’t be wondering around the school property by herself…)
My guys are definitely old enough prep and pack their own lunches the evening before. (With a little direction of course…) Before school started, I sat everyone down and let them know we were going to be packing our lunches more often and we had a brainstorming session on the types of foods they wanted in their lunches. We came up with a fairly nice list. We tried to hit each food group and included a Horizon 1% Milk with each meal. I put together a little infographic with a few of our favorite lunches to help inspire you:
7 Deliciously Creative Lunch Ideas for Kids!
A few more lunch ideas:
- Cream cheese and jelly on English muffins, bagels or sandwich thins.
- Ham and cheese on Hawaiian rolls
- Bean burritos
- Tuna or egg salad w/ crackers (if lunch is early and/or you can keep it cold enough)
- Leftovers (only if they’re yummy of course!)
- boiled eggs (Don’t send boiled eggs if your child has PE right after lunch. That is no “yoke!”)
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