18 Easy and Healthy Back To School Lunch Ideas Kids Love

by Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Are you all geared up for school? You may be a stay-at-home or working parent, but food preparation will always be a priority. And the pressure heats up now that school is starting. It is a daily decision-making for us to choose what is best for our kiddos and for the whole family to eat. Kids can be picky eaters, and to solve that, we also need to consider our dishes’ taste and presentation. To sum it all up, I have 18 back to school lunch ideas to help lessen the burden of our everyday worries. Foodies have got to help each other out, right? 🙂

18 Easy and Healthy Back To School Lunch Ideas Kids Love

Getting ready for school is not just about preparing for the kids’ school supplies. There are also their packed lunches. For a time now, I have a bit of a challenge with my youngest daughter when it comes to finishing her lunch at school. Although she is more tamed between the two tots and eats properly at home, she’s a bit picky when it comes to her lunch packs. She would usually leave a large chunk of her lunch if I pack her with plain sandwiches. To solve this problem, I made a list of back to school lunch ideas that I mix and match to help increase her appetite. I’m sharing them with you, my dear friends in the hope of aiding your fussy stars, too.

So, let’s go and start the ball rolling!

Back To School Lunch Ideas #1: Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

Back To School Lunch Ideas #1: Ham and Cheese Pinwheels | Easy and Healthy Back To School Lunch Ideas Kids Love

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Pinwheel recipes will be even better if paired with sauces or dips to add more excitement to these back to school recipe ideas. This ham and cheese pinwheels recipe is delicious, nutritious and breezy to prepare.

Back To School Lunch Ideas #2: Baked Ravioli

Back To School Lunch Ideas #2: Baked Ravioli | Easy and Healthy Back To School Lunch Ideas Kids Love

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Just pack this baked ravioli recipe with green peas and apples to produce one of the most scrumptious back to school lunch ideas there is. Colorful and yummy!

Back To School Lunch Ideas #3: Hawaiian Spam Burger

Back To School Lunch Ideas #3: Hawaiian Spam Burger | Easy and Healthy Back To School Lunch Ideas Kids Love

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Spam recipes are usually a riot to little tots. Transform Spam into a healthy lunch like this Hawaiian Burger recipe to give them a boost of energy to face various school activities.

Back To School Lunch Ideas #4: Pretzel Hotdogs

Back To School Lunch Ideas #4: Pretzel Hotdogs | Easy and Healthy Back To School Lunch Ideas Kids Love

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Truly a delight for the tummy, these pretzel hotdogs will taste even more heavenly when dipped in creamy cheese gravy. It picks up nicely with a fork or finger and cleans up really well too.

Back To School Lunch Ideas #5: Crescent Bacon Ring

I have previously featured this crescent bacon ring recipe in my quick brunch menu ideas post. My kids loved this recipe so much, and they begged to include this in the group. Okay girls, your wish is granted! 🙂

Back To School Lunch Ideas #6: Freezer Pizza Bites

Back To School Lunch Ideas #6: Freezer Pizza Bites | Easy and Healthy Back To School Lunch Ideas Kids Love

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Much like a ravioli, the freezer pizza bites’ recipe is easy to prepare and incredibly delicious. You can make them the night before and just bake them in the morning, all ready to be packed for lunch.

Back To School Lunch Ideas #7: Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Back To School Lunch Ideas #7: Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich | Easy and Healthy Back To School Lunch Ideas Kids Love

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These PBJ’s or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches can be shaped into funny figures with the aid of strawberries and other colorful fruit slices. Imagine how much fun your kids are going to have with these back to school lunch ideas!

Back To School Lunch Ideas #8: Carrot-Shaped Croissant with Chicken Salad Filling

Back To School Lunch Ideas #8: Carrot-Shaped Croissant with Chicken Salad Filling | Easy and Healthy Back To School Lunch Ideas Kids Love

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How this carrot-shaped croissant recipe was made is ingenious! They look so lovely. Any kid will want to take a bite from this back to school recipe idea for sure.

Back To School Lunch Ideas #9: Mason Jar Pasta Salads

These mason jar pasta salad recipes are fun to fill, mix and munch. Your kids will have a lot of nutrients and fun out of these mason jar salads!

Back To School Lunch Ideas #10: Mini Hamburgers

Hamburgers are a given to be a child’s favorite lunch, and so I am compelled to include these in my back to school lunch ideas post. 🙂 And since they still have tiny mouths, let these mini-hamburgers fulfill their burger cravings.

 

Back To School Lunch Ideas #11: Baked Corn Tortilla Cheesedogs

Back To School Lunch Ideas #11: Baked Corn Tortilla Cheesedogs

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What a breathe of fresh air this baked corn tortilla cheesedogs recipe is. It’s cute and unique with a dip. Your kids will surely fall in love with this.

Back To School Lunch Ideas #12: Grilled Pizza Sandwich

Back To School Lunch Ideas #12: Grilled Pizza Sandwich | Easy and Healthy Back To School Lunch Ideas Kids Love

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I am a believer that all things pizza will be a kid’s best friend. Have faith when I say that your kids are going to L-O-V-E this grilled pizza sandwich recipe in a snap.

Back to School Lunch Ideas #13 Eggs, Cracker, Hummus and Tortilla Chips

Back to School Lunch Ideas #13 Eggs, Cracker, Humus and Tortilla Chips | Easy and Healthy Back To School Lunch Ideas Kids Love

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These nutritious back to school lunch ideas of packed hard boiled eggs, cheese crackers, hummus and baked tortilla chips are ideal for your kids. They not only look great together, they taste really good too.

Back To School Lunch Ideas #14: Flowery Veggie Salad

Back To School Lunch Ideas #14: Flowery Veggie Salad | Easy and Healthy Back To School Lunch Ideas Kids Love

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Fresh, juicy and nutritious are the top three things that popped into my mind when I saw this lunch preparation. Simply use a cookie cutter to achieve this lovely flowery veggie salad, and you’re done.

Back To School Lunch Ideas #15: Cheese Quesadillas, Ham Rolls and Cucumber Slices

 

It’s got everything a kid needs and wants from a packed lunch soiree. Cheese quesadillas, ham rolls, and cucumber slices are such a sight, and appetite indeed.

Back To School Lunch Ideas #16: Mini Broccoli and Quiche

Back To School Lunch Ideas #16: Mini Broccoli and Quiche | Easy and Healthy Back To School Lunch Ideas Kids Love

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An interesting and delicious way of presenting your veggies to your children is through this broccoli and quiche packed lunch idea. Just add some more delicious sidings and you’re ready to go.

Back To School Lunch Ideas #17: Frozen-Inspired Lunch Pack

Back To School Lunch Ideas #17: Frozen-Inspired Lunch Pack | Easy and Healthy Back To School Lunch Ideas Kids Love

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This Frozeninspired packed lunch will be a really nice treat for both boys and girls alike! If your kids love the movie Frozen so much, I have Frozen designed cakes too, and it’s all yours for the taking.

Back To School Lunch Ideas #18: Sandwich Kabobs

These packed sandwich kabobs are the back to school lunch ideas that made me smile. It looks so divine and colorful. Not a single kid will refuse this meal. Hmmm… Now, I’m considering to make this my day one or two for the girl’s back to school lunch ideas planner. What do you think? 🙂

Here is a lovely video of more back to school lunch ideas from our friends of Rachelleea:

I hope my list of back to school lunch ideas was able to mention one of your kids’ favorite dishes and save you the time from looking up these recipes yourselves. The love for cooking is one thing, and the love for watching your children being able to enjoy eating the right kind of foods from your table is another. We can be one thing or both but let me leave you this piece of principle to digest: nutritious food should be made delicious. If you have your own treasured recipes that your children love, please feel free to comment on this blog and share them with us. Looking forward to hearing more from you!

 

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