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25 Kid Friendly Lunch Ideas for School

We are heading back to school soon – and, so, it’s time to start thinking about those easy school lunches! No matter how hard I try, by Week 3, I’m almost always in a rut of sending my kids with the same old thing.

But not this year!

I’ve scoured the internet looking for kid friendly lunch ideas that will keep you (and your little ones!) on their toes at school – at least until Fall break. 😂

…and if you want to make sure your kids have the best lunches ever, you’re going to want to add these totally awesome (and completely free) lunchbox notes!

So, here you have it – 25 of the BEST kid friendly lunch ideas for school to give us a kickstart!

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Kid Friendly Lunch Ideas for School

  1. Freezer Pizza Bites | Super Healthy Kids
  2. Peanut Butter and Jelly Tacos | Homemade Interest
  3. Kid-Approved Pasta Salad | Shaken Together Life
  4. Grilled Cheese Dippers | Woo Jr.
  5. Mac and Cheese Lunchbox Muffins | The Daily Meal
  6. Homemade Pizza Pinwheels | Kimspired DIY
  7. No Bake Fruit Pizza | Two Healthy Kitchens
  8. Baked Ravioli | Laura Fuentes
  9. “Healthful” Pebbles Cereal Granola Bars | Pint Sized Baker
  10. Homemade Lunchables with Ham | The Cookie Writer
  11. PB & J Sushi | Totally the Bomb
  12. Lunchbox Kabobs | Who Needs a Cape
  13. Mini Corn Dog Muffins | Iowa Girl Eats
  14. Applewiches | A Few Shortcuts
  15. Ham and Cheese Pinwheels | Ruffles and Rainboots
  16. Simple Tomato Spaghetti for Kids | My Fussy Eater
  17. Mini Gluten-Free Peanut Butter & Jelly Waffle Sandwiches | Strength and Sunshine
  18. Kid Friendly Pizza Pasta Salad | The Country Cook
  19. Goldfish Crusted Chicken Nuggets | This Mama Loves
  20. Ham and Cheese Pockets | Dessert Now Dinner Later
  21. Homemade Spaghetti O’s | Strength and Sunshine
  22. Simple Homemade Pretzel Dogs | The Slow Roasted Italian
  23. Easy Homemade Bagel Pizzas | Tuxedo Cats and Coffee
  24. Pizzadilla | A Little Tipsy
  25. Veggie Nuggets | Real Mom Nutrition

…and, that’s THAT! You are, officially ready for school to get started and to head back into your routine with some easy back-to-school lunches.

As far as academics are concerned, hopefully you’ve been working with your kids on their school skills throughout the summer, but just in case you need some help with that reading practice, we’ve got you covered!


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About the Author

The Merry Kate

Katie Johansen is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with her M.A.Ed in Children’s Literature.  She spent 6 years as an elementary school teacher in South Florida before transitioning to stay-at-home #momlife.  Now, it’s all things PB&J – with an extra large cup of coffee on the side.


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