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I love finding new ideas for the kids to take to school for lunch, so I rounded up 15 Fun Lunch Box Ideas for Kids! It’s easy to get stuck in a rut and repeat the same lunch every day. I find that having a few that I rotate helps keep lunchtime a little more fun for the kids!
15 Lunch Box Ideas for your Kids
1.) Taco Bento Lunch Idea from 3 Boys and a Dog
If you don’t have any reusable cupcake liners they’re perfect for separating the meat, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes for this taco lunch. Then just grab some chips or a taco shell and add anything else as a side dish. My daughter loves taco day!
2.) Donut Inspired Lunch Box Idea from Sugar Spice and Glitter
So many kids love donuts an Peanut Butter Jelly sandwiches, so this idea really caught my eye. Just make a traditional peanut butter & jelly and use a circular cutout and then top it with jelly or peanut butter and some sprinkles for the donut effect. Add some cheerios, fruit and other sides to round out the lunch!
3.) 5 Minute Pepperoni Pizza Quesadilla from Two Healthy Kitchens
Just spread pizza sauce on the Flatbread and sprinkle shredded cheese and dried basil if desired on half the flatbread. Add pepperoni and more cheese then fold it in half and it’s ready to be cooked in the skillet. I usually wrap mine in foil for my kids’ lunchbox but you could also just place it in the lunchbox!
4.) Kids Breakfast Sandwiches Lunch Idea from Eating on a Dime
All you need for this lunch idea is 2 hardboiled eggs, 1 English Muffin, cheese, fresh fruit and yogurt! Plus, it’s an easy way to pack a healthier lunch option!
5. Sausage Pinwheels from Bread Booze Bacon
I love these little pinwheels for little hands at lunch time. Pair them with some veggies, your child’s favorite fruit and a yogurt and they’d have a great lunch! You can cook the breakfast sausage ahead of time and mix together everything but the cream cheese. Then in the morning add the cream cheese, spread on the tortillas and cut up! You can eat any leftovers for lunch yourself!
6. Apple Peanut Butter Sandwich Wraps from Two Healthy Kitchens
This is a twist on a regular PB&J and the options are endless. What I love about this one is that there is more protein packed into this than a regular PB&J. Swap out some of the ingredients for your kid’s preferences. I promise it’s a great lunch box idea!
7.) Waffle Sandwich from Homemade and Yummy
Instead of plain old bread why not put a fun twist on your sandwich with a waffle as the substitute for bread! This recipe uses waffles, ham, apple, cheese and a sauce of your choice. You could use frozen waffles if you don’t have time to make your own and of course substitute whatever meat your kids prefer!
8.) Tic Tac Toe Lunch Box from The Tiptoe Fairy
All the creative moms, this is calling your name! Using celery, baby carrots, cheese, veggie dip, crackers, and fruit you can make this cute themed tic-tac-toe lunch box!
9.) PB&J Waffle Sandwiches from Strength and Sunshine
Another great PB&J alternative is to use frozen waffles instead of bread! My kids would love this and it’s just as easy as using bread!
10.) No Bake Peanut Butter Bites from Passion for Savings
Make these and freeze them and then stick one or two in your child’s lunch. They’re protein packed and fill their bellies up which is great for school days! My husband and I usually can’t keep our hands out of them either!
11.) Ham and Turkey Club Sliders from Bread Booze Bacon
If you already make these for dinner, just send some of the leftover sandwiches in your kids’ lunch box! I also buy extra meat, cheese and sliders and just make them without putting them into the oven, they’re super easy and taste so good!
12.) Peanut Butter Sandwich Rollups from Eating on a Dime
You can use Peanut Butter with many different additions besides Jelly if you have a child that doesn’t care for it! It’s just another twist from your traditional sandwich to keep things interesting.
13.) Mickey Mouse Lunch Box Idea from Sugar Spice and Glitter
If you have a fan of Disney living in your house, this is a fun idea using a Mickey shaped cookie cutter to make lunchtime Mickey magical!
14.) BBQ Chicken Quesadillas from Eating on a Dime
Using leftover BBQ chicken just place it in a tortilla and brown the tortilla on the stove in a pan or on a griddle. Add cheese if desired. Then just fill the lunchbox with some additional items your kids like.
15.) Chicken Nuggets School Lunch Idea from Passion for Savings
If you want to keep chicken nuggets warm until lunch time, here is a great idea on using a thermos to do that! I’ve done this myself many times and it actually works! My kids always say theirs are still warm at lunch time. Add some sides and you’re good to go!
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