It’s not even September, and you’re already feeling the back-to-school lunch fatigue. That’s why we put together an epic list of low-maintenance options to get you through an entire month of lunch-box meals.
31 Days of Back-to-School Lunches for Kids
Day 1: Taco Salad In A Jar
Better than nachos.
Day 2: Cucumber Avocado Toast
To keep cukes in place, use plastic wrap for each slice.
Day 3: Rainbow Hummus Wraps
Day 4: Mini Broccoli Quiche
Bite-size and also basic, even for picky palates.
Day 5: Turkey Sandwich Kebabs
Your kids will go nuts for this deconstructed version.
Day 6: Tuscan Pasta Salad
Don’t forget the Parmesan.
Day 7: Thai Peanut Wraps
Sauce on the side.
Day 8: Orzo Pasta Salad
Tastes just as delicious cold.
Day 9: Caesar Salad Pita Pocket
For an inventive spin on the traditional salad.
Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels
Send your kid to school with two or three.
Day 12: Blt Pasta Salad
Pasta and bacon. You can’t go wrong.
Day 14: Pretzel Sandwich Kebabs
No food left behind.
Day 15: Tabouleh
For when your kid prefers something light and refreshing.
Day 16: Taco Salad Lunch Bowls
Day 18: Blt Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap
Bonus points if you wrap ’em up with baker’s twine.
Day 19: Buddha Bowl With Sweet Potatoes And Chickpeas
Assembled with love.
Day 20: Mini Taco Salad Cups
For a variation on Taco Tuesday.
Day 22: Avocado Pasta
Your kids will love the creamy goodness.
Day 24: The Easiest Chopped Chickpea Greek Salad
It’s all about the crunch.
Day 25: Watermelon Poke Bowl
So on trend.
Day 26: Cauliflower Couscous With Kale And Cabbage
Day 28: Veggie Sushi
Day 29: Mexican Brown Rice
Tastes equally delicious served cold.
Day 30: Balsamic Garlic Roasted Mushrooms And Quinoa
Day 31: Banana Dogs
The anything-but-basic PB&J.