25 Back to School Lunch Box Ideas

Can you believe it's almost time for the kids to head back to school? We're mostly ready at our house, but there's one aspect of back to school that I tend to struggle with all year long & that is the dreaded lunch box. We usually start the year off strong, but I quickly run out of steam, and my son is left with lackluster meals. This year, I've told myself that I'm going to be more creative when it comes to packing his lunch & I've got 25 fun and easy back to school lunch box recipes to share with you!

Apple Protein Muffins, Photo Credit- One Clever Chef

Muffins in the lunch box is a sweet surprise and a healthy option for picky eaters. These apple muffins are not only delicious, they're packed with protein to help your kids stay strong all through the school day. I'm going to make a big batch of these and freeze them so we can just pop them into lunch boxes for an easy meal!

Rainbow Wrap, Photo Credit- Recipes from a Pantry

Is this wrap not stunning? Look at all of those fresh, crunchy veggies! I am a huge fan of wraps because they are so versatile. With so many options as to what you can put into a wrap, you can have different wraps for every day of the week, and your child will never get bored! I love all of the bright colors in this wrap, though... you can almost taste the rainbow!

Homemade Pizza Pockets, Photo Credit- Delicious on a Dime

My son asks for pizza in his lunch box all week long. I don't want to be the mom who sends their kid pizza for lunch every day, so we usually try to find new ways to serve up that delicious combo of bread, sauce and cheese. These homemade pizza pockets look like little pizza bombs, and are so much easier to pack in a lunch box than a traditional slice of pizza. Plus, they're fun and perfect for dipping!

Kid Friendly Turkey Sandwich, Photo Credit- Living Sweet Moments

I enjoyed many a delicious turkey sandwich when I was growing up. In fact, it was one of my favorite lunches. It may be an oldie, but it's definitely a goodie and worth packing in your child's lunch box if they're a turkey sandwich kind of kiddo!

Delight your kids with these awesome lunch box ideas this school year! 

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  1. These look great! Definitely going to bookmark.

  2. These are all great ideas. I really love the Homemade Pizza Pockets and Rainbow wraps!

    1. Those are definitely two lunch box meals we'll be trying out this school year!


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