Summer is nice and all, but you’re not, like, that disappointed when it’s time for the kiddos to head back to school. (Nine-to-five childcare? Yes, please!) Here, 17 lunchbox ideas to help you send them on their merry way.
17 Healthy and Simple Back-to-School Lunchbox Ideas
Mason Jar Taco Salad
Turn lunchtime into a fiesta.
Rainbow Hummus Wraps
Colorful and nutritious.
Light & Easy Chicken Salad
Shhh it’s even gluten-free.
Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders
We recommend making extras for yourself.
Mini Avocado & Hummus Quesadilla
We’d like to eat all of our lunches in mini form.
Vegetarian Pizza With Zucchini And Bell Peppers
Your kid will love eating pizza for lunch and you'll love loading them up with veggies. Win-win.
Veggie Sheet Pan Nachos
They’ll never fight you on nachos.
Chicken Caesar Pita Pockets
The best way to make your kids like salad: Disguise it in a pillow of carbs.
Cucumber Cream Cheese Sandwiches
Definitely better than a bagel.
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Thai Lettuce Wraps
A lunch that lets them get their hands dirty.
Peanut Butter, Jelly And Banana Hot Dogs
Dear Mom, just wondering why you didn’t think of this.
Chopped Italian Salad Pizza
Creativity at its finest.
Turkey Sandwich Kebabs
Skewers are wayyy more fun.
Cranberry Chicken Salad On Apple Slices
This DIY meal will be a classroom favorite.
Slow-cooker Meal-prep Burrito Bowls
A big-batch recipe you can cook once and eat all week.
Citrus Chicken Quinoa Salad
Portable and packed with protein.
Blt Pasta Salad
They won’t even notice the veggies.