School Lunch Ideas for Kids - One Whole Month of Ideas with No Repeats!

Easy School Lunch Ideas for Kids – One Whole Month of Ideas with No Repeats!

Does the thought of preparing school lunches for your kids fill you with dread? Don’t worry because we have rounded up an awesome collection of ideas for you, in fact we have one whole month’s worth of easy school lunch ideas for kids, that even your picky eater will love… with no repeats!

So you no longer have to worry about running out of time every morning and sending the kiddos off with a dull cheese sandwich and grapes combo, and they won’t have a chance to get so bored of their lunch that they trade it in with a friend for a much less healthy option.
Cheese and tomato toasties, and homemade goldfish crackers make great lunch ideas for kids!

The Secret to a Healthy Lunch is to Be Prepared

The key to variety when it comes to school lunches is to be prepared and have a plan. This list of lunch ideas will be your plan, so you know exactly what your kids are going to eat each day, and therefore you can make sure you pick the right ingredients up as part of your grocery shop.

  • It also helps to have an awesome lunch box, like this one which has three sections for keeping the lunch items separate.
  • Some silicone ice pop containers, like these so you can send the kids off with frozen smoothies which will melt just in time for lunch.
  • And a no leak water bottle, like this one, so your kids get their daily dose of H20.

 FreezFrozen smoothies are a healthy treat and act like ice packs! These Bento style lunch boxes keep everything separated!Make sure you child stays hydrated with this no-spill water bottle

Oh and if you’re not including anything frozen in the lunchbox you’ll want an icepack, so don’t miss this genius post on how to make your own icepack! It’s so much cheaper than a shop bought one so it doesn’t matter if they lose it, and much lighter to carry too.

If you really want to save time preparing school lunches you can follow this plan and make up lunches for the whole week on a Sunday afternoon!

Easy School Lunch Ideas for Kids

The Star of the Lunch Box

These lunch boxes have three compartments which is great for keeping foods separate - and reduce sogginess!

First up we have 20 different easy lunch ideas for kids, and yes we snuck a couple of sandwiches in there, because sandwiches are great, we just don’t want to eat them every day!

  1. Mini pepperoni pizzas
  2. Deli ham and cheese rollups
  3. Spiderman themed lunch
  4. Peanut butter treats
  5. Make your own mini tacos
  6. Winnie the Pooh themed lunch
  7. Angry birds lunch
  8. Mini ham and cheese quinoa cups
  9. Peanut butter and jelly sushi rolls
  10. Salmon and mozzarella quesadilla
  11. Ham, cheese and tomato on a stick
  12. Mini chicken and broccoli pie
  13. DIY Pizza Lunchables
  14. Mini chicken pot pie
  15. Mini frittata
  16. Love bug sandwiches
  17. Strawberry and banana wrap
  18. Mini shrimp, tomato and cucumber on a stick
  19. Tuna salad and crackers
  20. Mini bacon cheeseburger calzones
  21. Mini grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches
  22. Mini cheeseburger pie

Yummy Sides

These ice pop containers are perfect for adding frozen smoothies to your kid's lunch box
Next up we have some ideas for healthy sides to compliment the star of the show:

FoodWorks Silicone Ice Pop Maker Molds/Popsicle Molds, Set of 6Perfect for Frozen smoothies!

Check out:  Easy Apple Dessert Recipes for Kids to Enjoy this Fall

Tasty Snacks and Desserts

And finally why not include a small treat to round off their school lunch with a bang!

We also have a whole collection of apple themed treats too!

Delicious School Snacks Delivered To Your Mailbox Every Week

You can save even more time in the kitchen by ordering your snacks in, instead of making them from scratch, it doesn’t make you any less of a Super Mom, and the snacks from Graze are a whole lot healthier than a bag of chips from the store.

Each graze box is made up of perfectly portioned snacks based on your kid’s tastes and dietary requirements. There are more than 100 snacks to choose from so they’ll never get bored, and might even be encouraged to try something new!

You can have your snacks delivered once or twice a week, and the box is small enough to fit in your mailbox.

And the best part is that if sign up via this link right here your first box is completely free!

Lunchbox Love Notes

If your child is a little wary about going back to school why not pop a love note in their lunchbox to let them know you’re thinking about them?

Or for an educational twist check out these literacy notes.

Let’s not forget our older kids too. If they would cringe at the thought of love notes send them off with one of these handy planner printables instead to help them keep track of their homework assignments!

There you have it, 20 main lunch items, some healthy sides and a handful of treat ideas. You’re all set for a whole month of school lunch ideas for kids!

And don’t forget you don’t actually have to physically send your child off to school to put these lunch ideas to good use. Even homeschooled kids need a little variety in their lunch life right?

And speaking of homeschooling did you see this great article on how to set up your homeschool classroom? Or this tech guide for homeschool kids?

If you love the idea of planning your family’s meals a month at a time you should check out our popular post One month of homemade freezer meals – with no repeats!

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