Get ready for the upcoming season with these Back to School Lunch Ideas!
Are you ready for the back-to-school season? It’s just a few weeks away for many of us and that means it’s time for these back-to-school lunch ideas.
Last year looked much different for most of us and marked with uncertainty, for some, it’s still that way this year. I’ve always found that I feel a little bit better if I can at least feel like I have control over something during uncertain times, lunches I can handle!
Whether you are at school from home or the kids are going back, everyone needs a good lunch. We have a bit of a change this year as I’ll be homeschooling my daughter while my son will be going back to traditional school.
Even in the midst of homeschooling my daughter, she still wants to have some fun lunches like these ready for her lunchtime at home. I’m up for the challenge with these simple ideas!
What do you need for these Back to School Lunch Ideas?
While these ideas may look difficult, they aren’t…at all! I’ve broken these up into different boxes in the recipe cards so that you can see them all individually.
What do they all have in common?
It’s simple…cookie cutters!
Did you know that you can take your lunches to a whole new level with some simple cookie cutters? The cheese and sandwiches are all cut using cookie cutters, it adds some fun shapes and something exciting to your child’s lunchbox!
Even my middle schooler loves this, even though he’d never actually admit that!
It’s also a great mix of nutrients in each of these as well, the key is to keep them very colorful lots of fruits and veggies along with a sweet treat like some yogurt-covered pretzels or a trail mix.
We also enjoy adding some dried fruit to ours as well.
What should you pack your lunch in?
I have been using the same lunchboxes since my kids started school YEARS ago, really even when they were in preschool. We use PackIt Freezable Lunch Bags.
These are hands down the BEST. They freeze in the freezer, then when you are ready to fill them, they stay cold all day long. We use them for trips and going to the park, basically anytime we need lunch.
I usually buy a new one each year just because my kids wear them down throughout the year, but you can easily use them for multiple years. They come in a wide variety. So if you need a new lunchbox, I highly recommend those.
Now, are you ready to make lunch? Let’s make this a great year!
Lunch Boxes for Kids
- Trail Mix
- Sandwich with Lunch Meat
- Orange Slices
- Baby Carrots
- Gummy Worms
- Sandwich with peanut butter and jelly
- Apple Slices
- Dried Apricots
- Yogurt Pretzels
- Cut cheese with mini cookie cutters.
- Cut bread for sandwiches with cookie cutters.
- Roll salami.
- Thread fruit and cheese on straws for kabobs.
- Cut fruit and vegetables.