10 Easy and Delicious Back-to-School Lunch Ideas

back to school lunches

There’s no doubt about it: the school day will still look different this year. But whether your family chooses homeschooling or in-person classes, everyone still needs good, nutritious meals to help power them through a day of learning.

If you’re back to packing your kids’ lunch boxes this year, it really helps to give thought to the many lunch hours ahead. Sure, most days it feels like we’re preparing meals on-loop, cleaning up one kitchen mess only to make way for the next. But I promise you this: having a meal plan for school lunches that you and your partner can refer to throughout the week makes cooking a whole lot easier.

All of these options are kid-friendly and perfect for lunch at home or school—read on for 10 of our favorites. 


1. Broccoli Tots


2. Sandwich on a Stick


3. Vegetable Cream Cheese Tortilla Roll-Up


4. Veggie Mac and Cheese Muffins


5. Mango Chicken Salad

Source: Pinch of Yum


6. Cucumber Sandwich


7. Whole Wheat Strawberry-Banana Muffins


8. Cheese Pizza Bites


9. Spinach Hummus Wrap


10. Baked Chicken Taquitos

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