Kids School Lunch Ideas
Posted on September 04 2018
Whenever a new school year starts, I'm always looking for new lunch ideas for kids! Packing a lunch every single day can get tiresome sometimes, and keeping a variety of lunch box ideas in the kitchen makes packing lunches easy and quick.
Easy Lunch Ideas for Kids
My 12 year old is the easiest to pack a lunch for! He loves sandwiches which is pretty much one of the easiest lunches out there for kids! For his sandwiches, I usually include a lunch meat like turkey or ham, sliced cheese, lettuce and tomatoes. For bread I use different things depending on what we have- bagels, sandwich bread, sandwich rolls, or tortillas for wraps. A big sandwich keeps him full so I don't have to pack much beyond that. Usually some type of fruit, trail mix, yogurt or pretzels!
Healthy Lunches for Kids
Cherries// Carrots// Hummus// Kind Bar// Pasta Salad
My 14 year old doesn't like traditional things like sandwiches but with a little creativity we're still able to come up with lots of healthy school lunch ideas. We use a thermos for her quite often and put things like pasta salad, rice and beans, soup, or spinach salad in it. We usually round out her lunch with a fruit and veggie and some type of granola bar. She also loves hummus and I get the individual cups of it at Costco for a quick snack on the go.
Bento Lunch Box Kids
Juice Box// Hummus and tortilla wrap// Carrots// Watermelon// Veggie Sticks// Almonds and Cranberries// Annie's Fruit Snacks
Hummus wrap// Pretzels// Applesauce// Carrots// Cheese Bites// Trail Mix
I have fun packing my 6 year olds lunch everyday! We use a Yumbox, which makes kids bento lunch box packing quick and fun! The Yumbox is the perfect size for his age, and he can have small bites of a variety of things which is how he prefers to eat. I usually include a fruit, a veggie, cut up cheese or lunchmeat, trail mix, crackers or pretzels, yogurt and a small treat.
20 things to keep on hand for quick and easy lunches:
- Carrot Sticks
- Trail Mix
- Granola Bars
- Nuts- almonds, peanuts or cashews
- Dried fruit
- Cheese sticks
- Pirate's Booty
- Bagels and cream cheese
- Tortillas for wraps
- Pita bread
- Apples, grapes, melon, cherries or strawberries
- Granola to put on top of yogurt
- Hardboiled eggs