As I plan for my four oldest to go back to school, I’ve dug out all of my SCHOOL LUNCH IDEA faves for you. I have these printed off and placed in a separate tabbed catagory in my MEAL PLANNING FOLDER shown below (view tutorial HERE):
Cucumber Tuna Boats
Taco Roll Ups
Curry Tuna Fish Sandwiches – Instead of putting this on bread, I put it in a small reusable container and give the kids crackers to make their own mini sandwiches. They love it!
Peanut Raspberry Pita – You can substitute strawberries (or most any fruit) for the raspberry. Especially good with crunchy peanut butter!
Peanut Butter Crunch Wraps
Make your own pizza kits with thin French bread slices
Sticky mouth sandwiches
Crazy Cookie Cutter sandwich
Chicken bacon pitas – no recipe – just chicken, bacon, lettuce and mayo.
Fluffer Nutter sandwich
Grilled Chicken Wrap – Easily done when part of your ONCE A MONTH COOKING involves grilling chicken breast, slicing and freezing. Just place in the refrigerator the night before, and add whatever you have on hand: cheese, lettuce, salad dressing, etc.
Taco Pita – I use snack size bags to hold the toppings and put the meat in a sm. thermos.
Ham & Cheese Bagel Sandwich
Pita Chicken Sandwiches – I sub mayo for yogurt
Sandwich on a stick
Bagel/cream cheese – and so they get their protein, I include an apple with some peanut butter for dip. They love it.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
Fruit & fruit dip – (1/4 c. powdered sugar, 8 oz pkg cream cheese, 1 reg size container whipped cream)
Cookie Dough brownies
Apple slices & caramel dip
Cookie On A Stick – Use your favorite cookie recipe along with Wilton Candy Sticks. After cookies are cooled, wrap in cellophane and add a cute bow.
Apple Cake – keeps well in the lunchbox
If you’d like to add these recipes to your Menu Plan folder, I’ve created the main dish recipes as printable pages below:
School Lunch Recipes