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50 Back to school lunch ideas

Hi all!

Isn’t it funny how quickly time flies when we’re having fun, but drags when we aren’t having fun? We have one more week left before Summer break is over for us on this side of Cali, so we’re stretching the fun with one more outing planned for the Summer before my kiddos start school. You might only see one or two posts in the next two weeks on here while we soak up what free time we have left, but don’t worry, I got good things coming your way! I’m working on putting a series of quick 30-minute meals together to share next month for the busy days ahead of us, so stay-tuned!

Right now, my head is wrapped around the fact that my little man is going to start preschool next week and I need to start brainstorming lunch ideas that both kids will actually eat. I’ve come up with a general list, just brainstorming here. Wanna see?!

I broke it down into two sections designed to fit into the lunch containers that we use. I typically use the biggest section for proteins and carbs, the smaller ones for fruits, veggies, and other little snacks.

50 School Lunchbox IdeasThe list is based on what I know MY children WILL eat.  They are somewhat picky eaters, so I tried to stick to the food I know for a fact they like. I even asked them for some suggestions and included most of them here. You can totally mix and match them, although I did try to match them by number according to what I might pair the Entrées with just to help me out later.

A lot of the items on the Entrée list will also eventually be posted as recipes to share how I made them or put them together.

I hope this at least helps you get some ideas that are not just sandwiches and wraps. That’s one of the problems I had last year, not getting creative enough and offering a variety. Towards the middle of the school year my daughter got bored of sandwiches, so I started sending leftovers from dinner, prepackaged food, and other snacks she likes. This year should be better.

If you have any other ideas, or have some favorites of your own, please feel free to share them in the comments below. I’m sure there are other parents looking for a change in their lunch menu as well.

Oh, and don’t forget to share the list! Help another Mama out ;).