21 Back to School Lunch Ideas

I’ve rounded up 21 great school lunch ideas to make back to school just a little bit easier for you!
21 Back to School Lunch Ideas - A great round up of lunch/snack ideas for school lunches - 21 lunch ideas to make back to school a little bit easier!And….just like that, summer is over.  Sigh.

Summer just goes way too fast, and I swear it’s faster every year!  This summer seemed to just fly by and all of a sudden, the kids are heading back to school tomorrow.

We just got back from a fantastic week on the lake (nothing like stretching your summer vacation out to the very last second!) and suddenly school starts tomorrow, we don’t have all the supplies yet, and I have nothing to pack them for lunch tomorrow.

So clearly the first step is to type out a list of all the recipes I need to make again so that we have lots of back to school lunch ideas!  There’s lots of time – one whole day left to get everything done!

Back to school always means it’s lunch making time again – and I don’t know about everyone else, but I love to have lots of homemade options available so that the lunches don’t turn into whatever packaged stuff I can grab quickly so they don’t starve.  My kids love every one of these school lunch ideas, so I hope you can find some inspiration for the school year ahead that your kids will love too!

  1. Cinnamon Wonton Chips with Fruit SalsaCinnamon Wonton Chips with Fruit Salsa - Quick and easy cinnamon wonton chips with fruit salsa that is the perfect healthy snack - plus it's great for packing in your lunch!
  2. Apple Cinnamon Energy BarsApple Cinnamon Energy Bars - Easy apple cinnamon energy bars that mix up quickly and are a hit with the kids - plus you can be happy they get a healthy snack that will keep them going!
  3. Ham and Cheddar Pretzel RollsHam and Cheddar Pretzel Rolls - Soft and fluffy pretzel rolls filled with ham and cheddar cheese - the perfect on the go meal or snack!
  4. Healthy Chocolate Banana Snack CakeHealthy Chocolate Banana Snack Cake - Quick and easy chocolate banana snack cake that you can feel good about putting in the kid’s lunch boxes! Super healthy and they won’t even know it!
  5. Pumpkin Pie DipPumpkin Pie Dip - A quick and easy pumpkin pie dip that tastes just like pumpkin pie, but in dip form! Serve it with graham crackers and fruit for a perfect light dessert!
  6. Chewy Chocolate Macaroon Granola BarsChocolate macaroon granola bars
  7. Plantain ChipsPlantain Chips - Quick and easy plantain chips - crunchy and crispy and perfect to snack on!
  8. Apple Oatmeal Breakfast CookiesApple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies - Soft apple oatmeal breakfast cookies that are a hit with the kids! The perfect healthy snack for the lunchbox, or as an on-the-go breakfast!
  9. Avocado Tuna SaladAvocado Tuna Salad - A quick and easy lunch or snack, this avocado tuna salad is healthy, easy, and absolutely amazing!
  10. Oatmeal Peanut Butter BarsOatmeal-Peanut-Butter-Bars-Bake.Eat.Repeat.
  11. Baked Rosemary Pita ChipsBaked Rosemary Pita Chips - Bake.Eat.Repeat.
  12. Pepperoni Pizza RollsPizza Rolls - Quick and easy homemade pizza rolls - hot, cheesy, pizza rolls that the whole family will love. Plus, they freeze well for ready made lunches!
  13. Healthy Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint CookiesHealthy Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint Cookies - Quick and easy chocolate cherry thumbprint cookies that are as healthy as they are tasty! A chocolate fix that’s good for you!
  14. Apricot Energy BitesApricot Energy Bites
  15. Banana Bread Bear PawsBanana Bread Bear Paws - Super soft banana bread bear paws that are whole grain and much healthier than the store-bought ones. Plus, the kids love 'em!
  16. Sweet and Spicy Snack MixSweet and Spicy Snack Mix
  17. Apple Oatmeal SquaresApple Oatmeal Squares - Bake.Eat.Repeat.
  18. Curried Chicken SaladCurried Chicken Salad - This curried chicken salad is fast and easy to make, and makes a great lunch. It's also lightened up with Greek yogurt so it's healthy as well as delicious!
  19. Roasted Vegetable HummusRoasted Vegetable Hummus - Roasted vegetable hummus filled with carrots, sweet potatoes, shallots and garlic – quick and easy to make and it makes a perfect healthy snack!
  20. Apple Cinnamon Pear Fruit Roll-upsApple Cinnamon Pear Fruit Roll-Ups
  21. Cherry Almond Granola BarsCherry Almond Granola Bars - Bake.Eat.Repeat.

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