25 Awesome Lunch Ideas for the New School Year

August 4, 2019

25 Awesome Lunch Ideas for the New School Year

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25 Awesome Lunch Ideas for the New School Year

Back to school means back to packing school lunches. It’s not always a mom’s favorite chore, and two weeks into the school year kids get tired of eating the same PB&J and tuna salad sandwiches. I know I did!

This year, I wanted to round up a comprehensive list full of awesome back to school lunch ideas for the new school year – no peanut butter and jelly allowed! It’s time to break up the monotony of boring school lunches and fill those lunch boxes and thermoses full of fun and delicious back to school lunch ideas.

Collage of photos for back to school lunches

This list is packed with fun options that almost any kid (or their mom) would approve. From cheeseburger roll ups to strawberry soup (really!) there is a little something for everyone. There are even a few ideas below that you might want to steal for your own lunch at work! I won’t tell if you choose breakfast for lunch. Enjoy your Lucky Charms. 😉


25 Awesome Lunch Ideas for the New School Year

Mixing up what goes in your child’s lunchbox doesn’t have to be difficult – in fact, it can be as simple as a fun cookie cutter sandwich just like that fun unicorn sandwich above. Back to school lunch ideas like these are simple, and can help your child expand their palate.

Whether you’re opting for something healthy, or splurging on your child’s favorite fun cereal for lunch, you can keep things exciting. You might even get back an empty lunch box! And that almost never happens.


Here’s the complete list

  1. Cheeseburger Rollups – Dancing Through the Rain
  2. Homemade Pizza Pockets – Dancing Through the Rain
  3. Best Ever Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap
  4. Healthy Zucchini Slice – Cook It Real Good
  5. Easy Homemade Pizza Rolls – Gathering Beauty
  6. Savoury Ham, Carrot & Cheese Muffins – Simplify Create Inspire
  7. Roasted Beetroot Hummus with Pita Chips – Happy Kitchen
  8. Pita Pockets with Roasted Veggies and Hummus – Happy Kitchen
  9. Zucchini Tots – Brooklyn Farm Girl
  10. Turkey, Pesto and Avocado Roll Ups – Honey and Lime
  11. Muffin Tin Sushi Cups – Rhian’s Recipes
  12. Unicorn Sandwiches – Stepmomming Blog
  13. Pizza Bagel Bites – Strength and Sunshine
  14. Homemade Gluten Free Pizza Lunchables – Strength and Sunshine
  15. Cheddar Bacon Biscuits – Pink Fortitude
  16. Ham & Cheese Pinwheels – Ruffles and Rain Boots
  17. Breakfast for Lunch – Honey and Lime
  18. Rainbow Vegetable Sandwich – Veggie Desserts
  19. Cheesy Pizza Crescent Roll Ups – For Modern Kids
  20. Corn Dog Muffins – The Anthony Kitchen
  21. Tortilla Pinwheel Lollipops – Home Cooking Memories
  22. Air Fryer Kale Chips – Recipe This
  23. Strawberry Soup – Savoring the Good
  24. 5 Minute Italian Tuna Salad – Meaningful Eats
  25. Olaf Cheese Sticks – Mission to Save



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  • What a great roundup for back to school. PINNED! Thank you for including my cheddar bacon biscuits. My heart is full of gratitude. Hugs, Holly

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