Today is the day! My kids are going back to school which is mind boggling to me. I have no idea where the summer went and I have mixed emotions about watching them go back to school. I have one leaving the house at 6:00 am, one at 7:00 am, and two at 8:00 am which means it is a non-stop busy morning.
I am one of those Moms. I organize up a storm leading up to the first day of school and have a goal of packing healthy lunches all year long. By the time May comes around, their lunches barely resemble lunch. But I start off real strong! Haha!
I do have a theory though in our home and it works for us. My kids pack their own lunches. Here’s the thing — kids are fickle. One day, they love a certain granola bar and the next day they despise it, for some odd reason. They tire of certain foods and so I switch up their choices often. I give them a lot of different options to keep lunch interesting. So I am sharing a list of some healthy school lunch ideas for kids.
BACK TO SCHOOL KIDS LUNCH IDEAS:
OPTION #1 Turkey + Cheddar Roll-up Fresh Berries Yogurt Trail Mix
OPTION #2 Hummus Pita Bread Grape Tomatoes Cucumbers Sliced Oranges
OPTION #3 Cheese Quesadilla Guacamole Salsa Tortilla Chips Strawberries
OPTION #4 Deli Meat + Cheese Kabobs Red Pepper Slices Apples Fruit Leather or Snacks
OPTION #5 Hard Boiled Eggs Baby Carrots + Ranch Pretzels Peaches or Applesauce
OPTION #6 Pasta Salad Yogurt Granola Bar Raspberries
OPTION #7 Almond Butter + Jelly (or PB +J) String Cheese Fruit Cup Chips
OPTION #8 Crackers Cheddar Cheese Cubes Grapes LaraBar or Cliff Bar
OPTION #9 Bagel + Cream Cheese Yogurt Tube Baby Carrots Fruit Snacks
OPTION #10 Veggie Wraps with Hummus Edamame or Snap Peas Clementine Granola Bar
MAIN MEAL: Pita Bread + Hummus Cheese + Crackers Turkey + Cheese Roll-ups Almond Butter + Jam Sandwich Cheese Quesadilla Hard Boiled Eggs Pasta Salad Meat + Cheese Kabob Chips + Guacamole Ham + Cheese Sandwich Bagel + Cream Cheese Veggie +Hummus Wrap
FRUITS + VEGGIES: Oranges Apples Strawberries Grapes Peaches Blueberries Raspberries Natural Applesauce Mangoes Melon Baby Carrots Cucumbers Grape Tomatoes Edamame Snap Peas
SIDES and SNACKS: Chips Granola Bars Pretzels String Cheese Yogurt Trail Mix Lara Bar or Cliff Bar Fruit Leather Fruit Snacks Popcorn Crackers Chips + Salsa Fruit Cup Pudding Cup Graham Crackers Cookies Rice Krispies Treats
DRINKS: Water Bottle 100% Juice Boxes Capri Suns Bolthouse Smoothies Milk — Strawberry or Chocolate
Here are some suggestions for kids lunchbox containers:
Rubbermaid LunchBox Sandwich Kit and Rubbermaid Take Alongs Food Storage Container (Set of 6) and EasyLunchboxes 3-Compartment Bento Lunch Box Containers, Set of 4
Here is a suggestion for a kids lunchbox:
Rubbermaid LunchBlox Small Lunch Bag, Blue
KIDS SCHOOL LUNCH IDEAS PRINTABLE OPTION:
What do you love to serve in your kid’s lunchbox? I would love to hear your favorite things! I hope this list of back to school kids lunch ideas helps you pack those school lunches. Have a great day, my friends! xo
Hope your kiddos have a fabulous first day!