Thursday, August 30, 2012

Back to School Lunches

Are you tired of making the same boring lunches for your kids or buying in adequate food provided by the school??  I found these fantastic ideas for fun kids lunches as well as these fabulous containers to keep them in from Easy Lunch Boxes.  Check out their website for even more lunch and picnic ideas!

Grilled chicken strips are Lily's favorite.
Turkey and cheese roll ups on a multigrain tortilla, pretzel rods, chedder bunnies, strawberries and raisins. Thanks to Amanda of lunchbox limbo for this one!
Sandwich (peppered turkey, havarti cheese, lettuce and mustard on whole grain bread), baby carrots and green grapes and SunChips. Photo credit: The wonderful Melissa  - Another Lunch
Egg Salad on lettuce with homemade Wheat Crackers. Homemade Granola and cucumber rounds. A thermos of milk, some grapefruit, and a cloth napkin added to cooler. Thanks to Michelle of All Home Cooking for sharing this!
Lots of food fits in one cooler bag! (Up to three EasyLunchbox containers). Perfect for outings to the park, beach, or zoo! Thanks to Cassandra of The Aubut Family Blog for these great photos!
Spinach salad with feta cheese, almonds, grape tomatoes.  Strawberries, turkey and cheese rolled in a whole wheat flour tortilla. Thanks to Amanda of lunchbox limbo for this one!
"I love that I can pack two days worth of lunches in a snap! I posted this to my home page and even had a friend order the boxes!"  We love this too!!! Thanks to Jackie for sharing this on our Facebook wall!
Thank you LilyAnette
Homemade guacamole with blue corn chips and a sandwich. Add a shiny pippin apple and you're all set!
An egg salad wrap on whole grain tortilla on top of a bed of lettuce with a few onion, cucumber & tomato bits around it. I put salad dressing in a little container and my thought was he could make a very small salad once he took out the wrap. To the right, he has a homemade muffin  and a mixture of fresh fruits. Thanks to Shannon of What's For Lunch at Our House:
The presentation is everything.  Look how fancy this one is!
Thanks to Emily C for sharing these delicious meals on our Facebook wall. She wrote, "Thank you, I love my easy lunch boxes. I use them for my kids lunches and for outdoor concerts with my family!"
Served with a thermos of Tomato Soup.
Make your own 'fancy' yogurt sundae. Way cheaper than individual containers, I get to pick the ingredients, and my kids love this treat. Your yogurt won't LEAK if you follow the neat tip here:
Pizza two days in a row and everyone's happy!
Thanks to Gina of MoneyWiseMoms for this delicious lunch! Visit her blog to find out where to purchase the colorful silicone baking cups that make this lunch so bright and appealing  She writes, "... leftover chicken tenders from dinner the night before, with honey mustard and BBQ dips, along with his fruits, veggies and dessert. I was skeptical that the dips would stay contained, especially when I saw him swinging his backpack around at his friends at the bus stop, but they did. He was thrilled with lunch and loves having alternatives to sandwiches. I love using leftovers!" Thanks Gina!
Thanks to June G. for this! She wrote,"Our family consists of my husband and I, our 7 yr old daughter and a set of 4 yr old triplets. The photo was a family outing to the zoo (the zoo is an hour away, so we have to include snacks for all the kids!)  I am loving these and I'm so happy I bought them!!"
Meat and cheese, fruit, pasta in pesto, egg whites and some crunchy veggie sticks thanks to Jennifer from Gather Around the Table
Strawberries and graham crackers, pasta, meatballs and cheese...simple and easy to throw together on those mornings when you look at the clock and realize you should already be walking out the door and no one has finished breakfast or put on any shoes! Thanks to Jennifer from Gather Around the Table
Last night's chicken does double duty at lunchtime. "Souffle cups" for dip can be purchased on line or bought at a restaurant supply store.
Salad of lettuce, cucumbers, carrot shreds, corn, wheat germ, dried cranberries, & cheese; homemade flat bread. Sides: Homemade vanilla pudding with jimmies; grapefruit. Thermos of milk and a cloth napkin added to cooler.Thanks to Michelle of All Home Cooking for sharing this!
Up to 3 of our containers will fit in one of our cooler bags. Picnics are so easy with EasyLunchboxes!  Photo courtesy of
Turkey and cheese wrap in whole wheat flat bread w/a little mayo and mustard. Colorful fruit and a salad completes this meal.
Subway sandwich for school lunch! Julia says I'm the best Mommy :)
Veggies, fruit and a sandwich is always a winning combo for lunch. Thanks to Sheena of Sophistishe for this beauty!
My girls love to dip their veggies. All fruit, no sugar jam in the sandwiches is the way to go.
Sushi is everyone's favorite!
Pizza and salad - a classic. "Souffle cups" for dressing can be purchased on line or bought at a restaurant supply store.
Classic turkey and cheese. Summer's beautiful fresh fruit for dessert.
Panera for dinner last night, so leftovers for lunch today! Half of a Mediterranean Veggie sandwich - tomato, onion, cucumber, lettuce, peppers, feta and hummus. On the side are strawberries and yogurt with granola on top. Thanks to Bento For Kidlet for sharing this one.
Hubby's lunch for work: Cucumbers and carrots, a mixed spring salad with raspberry vinegarette, mandrin oranges, raisins, walnuts and a hard boiled egg. For dessert he has a red velvet cupcake with cream cheese icing. Photo and lunch courtesy of Jen of Get Lucky
There's peanut butter and banana inside the whole wheat hot dog bun.  Fun!
Pasta and veggies for lunch.  What's not to like?
Fishy crackers go with everything :)
Jenny likes to open the edamame shells.  Playtime with food makes lunch even better!
A colorful heart ham sandwich, a babybell with a sun cut into the wax, homemade berry fruit roll up, a chewy granola bar, black and green grapes, and some blue corn Food Should Taste Good chips. You can find out how to make this colorful bread on Lunches Fit For a Kid:


  1. Great ideas and help for getting those lunches ready every day.