As your kids are getting ready to head back into the school routine, it’s also time to change the way you grocery shop. Menu planning has made my life a lot easier. As a result, I’ve rounded up some of the best back to school lunches I’ve either shared or found on some of my fellow blogger’s sites that are worth mentioning again. These are simple and fairly cheap alternatives for you to prepare for those back to school lunches to make your morning or day run smoother.
Back to School Lunches:
Check out how to use the bento leftovers for school lunches to save time.
You can make your own DIY Pizza kits for kids to take to school instead of paying for Lunchables.
If you’re looking for some gluten free meals for your kids here is a great list of skewerskabobs suggestions.
You can give your little girl some butterfly love in her lunchbox with this Spring butterfly lunch idea.
You don’t have to pay for string cheese strips anymore because you can DIY with this string cheese tutorial.
Want to really change things up give your kids? Give them creamy crockpot chicken tacos for their lunch.
Give your teenager some healthy tuna avocado lettuce wraps sandwiches.
Here’s another bento lunch idea that’s easy to do.
If your child isn’t into tuna wraps, you can give them this Korean ground beef lettuce wraps sandwich.
If you want to give your child who loves something with a kick to it, pack them these smokin snack wraps.
Give your kids the taste of the sea with these grilled salmon sandwiches.
I wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t mention these picadillo turkey lettuce wraps.
I don’t know of many kids who don’t jump at the chance to eat bagel bites. Now you can easily make homemade bagel bites for them yourself.
Check out this awesome spin on the turkey club sandwich in this blue cheese and turkey club recipe.
Thirfty Jinxy has some Del Monte peach pinwheels that your kids will enjoy eating too.
If your kids aren’t overly fond of a lettuce wrap, you can check out this wrap back to school lunch idea.
Do you have a Rio movie fan in your home? Then check out this Rio 2 bento lunch idea.
If you have a child who loves Hot Pockets as much as mine do, then you want to run to check out how you can make your own pepperoni pockets.
Do you have a child who isn’t overly fond of meat? If so, then these gluten free protein bites may help keep them strong.
Here’s a great chicken nugget bento lunch idea.
Want to give your child a healthy snack that is peanut free? Then give them these chocolate pretzel granola bars that are peanut free.
If you have a child who loves Mexican food, why not give them this toasted Santa Fe turkey sandwich.
Are your kids counting down until summer starts again? Give them a bit of summer inspiration with this beach themed sand castle lunch idea.
Check out this spin on the DIY pizza lunchable for another way of making pizza.
Do you have a child who loves dogs a lot? Then they may get a kick out of eating this puppy themed meal.
Chicken avocado wraps are a delicious way to give your child something different to eat.
You can give your child plenty of independence with this make your own taco set up.
Our little boys want to be like their fathers, so don’t forget to check out this Father’s Day lunch ideas.
Give your child the chance to enjoy a fancy meal with these peanut butter and jelly sushi.
Kids love to eat meatballs a lot, and these chicken parm meatball pops are sure to be a big hit.
This copy cat lunchable is a lot cheaper to make than buying the real one.
Since I’m a taco lover, I have to include this taco bento idea.
Do your kids love Angry Birds? Then give them this Angry Birds bento lunch.
Make your own beefaroni with this homemade beefaroni recipe.
These mini BLT wraps are going to be something your kids will ask for repeatedly.
Give your child the All Star treatment by giving them this All Star bento lunch.
For your Frozen fans, they will love this Let It Snow kid lunch idea.
Give your child’s lunch an alien invasion.
Listen out for your child’s roar of excitement with you give them these cute adorable bear sandwiches.
Does your child have a field trip planned for the day? Maybe these camping bento lunch ideas may just add to their adventure.
Are you working on teaching your kids the letter P? Then you may want to make them this P for pig lunch.
If your child loved the other puppy lunch, then they will go nuts with this puppy chow meal.
Celebrate Cindo De Mayo with this bento lunch.
Here’s another idea for you to give your child the chance to make their own pizza for lunch.
Give your child this submarine bento lunch for a sailing good lunch.
There’s nothing better than an egg salad sandwich on a hot day. For your child’s next Field Day at school give them this curried egg salad meal. Just make sure it’s in a cooler that will keep it cold all day long.
Macaroni and cheese is almost every kids favorite. Now you can give them macaroni and cheese on a sandwich for lunch time delight.
Get your cookie cutters out because your kids are sure to love this tweet tweet meal idea.
Here is another spin on the mac-n-cheese favorite in this mac-n-cheese muffins idea.
If you are making lunches for older kids, they may enjoy this locavore smoked ham gouda sandwich.
To finish it up you can always make this quick simple lunch for yours truly.
Resources for Back to School Lunches:
- Cutezcute Animal Friends Food Deco Cutter and Stamp Kit
- Yumbox Leakproof Bento Lunch Box Container
- LEGO Lunch Box, Blue
- Evriholder Set of 3 Sandwich Crust Cutters, DynoBytes/FlipperBytes/SweetBytes
- Lunch Punch Transport Shape Sandwich Cutters (Set of 4)
What are some of your child’s favorite unique lunches?