10 Easy and Delicious Back-to-School Lunch Ideas

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

And while you may not be packing a lunchbox this year, it makes good sense 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 that you and your partner can refer to throughout the day 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


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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