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12 of the Best School Lunch Ideas


For some of you school hasn’t started yet. Here in Missouri, my son has been going for 2 weeks now! That’s 14 school lunches I’ve had to pack so far and tons still left to make.

As much as I love sending him fun and healthy lunches, however, finding new lunch ideas can be a pain. He is a very picky eater so it is always hard to pack his lunch. I want him to have a variety of healthy options, but I also have to find things that he will eat too.

Thankfully, there are literally TONS of options when it comes to packing a fun and healthy school lunch. You don’t even have to scour the Internet for them either. Here are 12 School Lunch Ideas that are sure to be a hit in your house. I know they are in ours!


Gluten Free Protein Bites from Confessions of an Overworked Mom
Peach Pinwheels from Thrifty Jinxy


Pirate Bento Lunchbox from A Mom’s Take
Rio 2 Inspired Bento Lunch from Two Little Cavaliers


Macaroni and Pea Salad with Cheese from A Virtuous Woman
Chicken Wraps from Mooshu Jenne


Chicken Taco Bento Box from Thrifty Jinxy
Lunchbox Smores Bars from Mostly Homemade Mom


Homemade Graham Crackers from Love To Be In The Kitchen
TMNT Bento Box from Saving Said Simply


Tortilla Pinwheel Lollipops from Home Cooking Memories
Mint Minecraft Creeper Rice Krispie Treats from Heavenly Savings & Homemaking

Help me out! What are your favorite school lunch ideas? Maybe I’ll find something else my son will eat!

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  • Reply
    Selena @ Look! We're Learning!
    September 3, 2014 at 3:28 AM

    Pinning this for those days when I just cannot think of anything to serve my kids…lol.

    Stopping by from The Mommy Club linky. 🙂

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    Miz Helen's Country Cottage
    September 8, 2014 at 12:59 AM

    Great ideas for school lunches! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a fantastic weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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    Antionette Blake
    September 7, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Thankfully these days are gone forever for me! Thanks for sharing at the #WWDParty.

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    September 8, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    Very nice collection of lunch ideas, yes packing lunch boxes are always needs new ideas, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning.

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