Back to school time is upon us and with it comes the question of what to give the kids for lunch. Between my kids being picky and getting bored with the same old lunch everyday, I am always looking for new lunch ideas. These 20 Ideas for Kids’ Lunches, will help you start the school year off on the right foot. You can also serve them up at home on the weekends. These lunches are not only nutritious, but they are food that your kids will actually eat.
20 Ideas for Kids’ Lunches
Click on the links below to grab all of the fun ideas for kids’ lunches. Each one is kid approved and perfect for lunch at home or away. Leave a comment while you are visiting my blog friends to let them know you found their amazing kids’ lunches at Mess for Less!
1st Day of School Lunch from Mess for Less – This first day of school lunch is one that kids will love! Be ready for back to school time with this kids’ lunch idea!
Homemade Gluten-Free Pizza Lunchables by Strength and Sunshine – These offer a great alternative to prepackaged lunch products you find at the store. Plus they are a whole lot healthier.
Easy Toddler Lunch for Daycare by The Mom Friend – I love the variety of healthy meal ideas here. They can be used with older kids as well.
Turkey and Cheese Kabob by Eating on a Dime – Kabobs just make everything more fun. Make sure to dull the end of the kabob stick before sending to school.
Mickey Mouse Lunch Idea Plus Free Printable by This Ole Mom – If your kid loves Mickey, this is the lunch for them!
Sweetened Berry & Cream Cheese Sandwich by Mom Does Reviews – What a fun idea to add fresh berries to a sandwich.
Make Your Own Tacos Recipe from Mess for Less – Who says you can’t enjoy tacos at school? An easy way for kids to create their own.
Mini Muffin Corn Dogs by The Anthony Kitchen – Most kids love hot dogs and corn muffins. This cute recipe combines the two.
Unicorn Toast by Meraki Maker – Your unicorn lover will flip for this adorable unicorn toast.
Easy Doritos Chicken Tenders by Dancing Through the Rain – I have made these before with leftover Doritos and they were a big hit with the kids.
Snack Quesadillas by Were Parents – Most kids love traditional quesadillas. Here are some fun variations on a favorite lunch.
Best Chicken Nuggets by The Anthony Kitchen – Chicken nuggets are a kids staple, but who wants to eat fast food all the time? Make these at home and send them to school in a thermos.
Peanut Butter Grape Roll-Ups by Having Fun Saving – You can easily make these with almond butter if your school is peanut free.
Homemade Spaghetti O’s by Strength and Sunshine – Take a kid favorite and make it homemade!
Hummus Monster Halloween Lunch for Kids by Eating Richly – This is a great way to get kids to try new foods.
Bento Lunch Ideas by Smashed Peas and Carrots – So many fun lunch options here! It will be a while before you repeat a lunch.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Tacos by Homemade Interest – These are so fun! This is another recipe you can make with almond butter.
Crunchy Peanut Butter Fruit Wraps by Having Fun Saving – I like the idea of using freeze dried fruit in this.
Turkey and Cheese Quesadillas by Eating on a Dime – Kids will love these quesadillas that are perfect for bringing to school.
Easy Homemade Pizza Pockets by Delicious on a Dime – Kids can enjoy this version of pizza at school.
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