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Back to School Kids Lunch Ideas. Healthy kids lunch ideas that includes wraps, roll-ups, sandwiches, quesadillas, gluten-free, meat and cheese kabobs, lunch snack ideas, and fresh fruits and veggies. Healthy lunch ideas by Modern Honey. www.modernhoney.com

Today is the day! My kids are going back to school which is mind boggling to me. I have no idea where the summer went and I have mixed emotions about watching them go back to school. I have one leaving the house at 6:00 am, one at 7:00 am, and two at 8:00 am which means it is a non-stop busy morning.

I am one of those Moms. I organize up a storm leading up to the first day of school and have a goal of packing healthy lunches all year long. By the time May comes around, their lunches barely resemble lunch. But I start off real strong! Haha!

I do have a theory though in our home and it works for us. My kids pack their own lunches. Here’s the thing — kids are fickle. One day, they love a certain granola bar and the next day they despise it, for some odd reason. They tire of certain foods and so I switch up their choices often. I give them a lot of different options to keep lunch interesting. So I am sharing a list of some healthy school lunch ideas for kids.

Back to School Kids Lunch Ideas. Healthy kids lunch ideas that includes wraps, roll-ups, sandwiches, quesadillas, gluten-free, meat and cheese kabobs, lunch snack ideas, and fresh fruits and veggies. Healthy lunch ideas by Modern Honey. www.modernhoney.com

BACK TO SCHOOL KIDS LUNCH IDEAS:

OPTION #1
Turkey + Cheddar Roll-up
Fresh Berries
Yogurt
Trail Mix 

OPTION #2
Hummus
Pita Bread
Grape Tomatoes
Cucumbers
Sliced Oranges

OPTION #3
Cheese Quesadilla
Guacamole
Salsa
Tortilla Chips
Strawberries 

OPTION #4
Deli Meat + Cheese Kabobs
Red Pepper Slices
Apples
Fruit Leather or Snacks

OPTION #5
Hard Boiled Eggs
Baby Carrots + Ranch

Pretzels
Peaches or Applesauce

OPTION #6
Pasta Salad
Yogurt
Granola Bar
Raspberries

OPTION #7
Almond Butter + Jelly (or PB +J)
String Cheese
Fruit Cup
Chips

OPTION #8
Crackers
Cheddar Cheese Cubes
Grapes
LaraBar or Cliff Bar

OPTION #9
Bagel + Cream Cheese
Yogurt Tube
Baby Carrots
Fruit Snacks

OPTION #10
Veggie Wraps with Hummus
Edamame or Snap Peas
Clementine
Granola Bar

Back to School Kids Lunch Ideas. Healthy kids lunch ideas that includes wraps, roll-ups, sandwiches, quesadillas, gluten-free, meat and cheese kabobs, lunch snack ideas, and fresh fruits and veggies. Healthy lunch ideas by Modern Honey. www.modernhoney.com

 MAIN MEAL:
Pita Bread + Hummus
Cheese + Crackers
Turkey + Cheese Roll-ups
Almond Butter + Jam Sandwich
Cheese Quesadilla
Hard Boiled Eggs
Pasta Salad
Meat + Cheese Kabob
Chips + Guacamole
Ham + Cheese Sandwich
Bagel + Cream Cheese
Veggie +Hummus Wrap

FRUITS + VEGGIES:
Oranges
Apples
Strawberries
Grapes
Peaches
Blueberries
Raspberries
Natural Applesauce
Mangoes
Melon
Baby Carrots
Cucumbers
Grape Tomatoes
Edamame
Snap Peas

SIDES and SNACKS:
Chips
Granola Bars
Pretzels
String Cheese
Yogurt
Trail Mix
Lara Bar or Cliff Bar
Fruit Leather
Fruit Snacks
Popcorn
Crackers
Chips + Salsa
Fruit Cup
Pudding Cup
Graham Crackers
Cookies
Rice Krispies Treats

DRINKS:
Water Bottle
100% Juice Boxes
Capri Suns
Bolthouse Smoothies
Milk — Strawberry or Chocolate

Here are some suggestions for kids lunchbox containers:

 Rubbermaid LunchBox Sandwich Kit   and  Rubbermaid Take Alongs Food Storage Container (Set of 6) and  EasyLunchboxes 3-Compartment Bento Lunch Box Containers, Set of 4

Here is a suggestion for a kids lunchbox:

Rubbermaid LunchBlox Small Lunch Bag, Blue 

Back to School Kids Lunch Ideas. Healthy kids lunch ideas that includes wraps, roll-ups, sandwiches, quesadillas, gluten-free, meat and cheese kabobs, lunch snack ideas, and fresh fruits and veggies. Healthy lunch ideas by Modern Honey. www.modernhoney.com

Back to School Kids Lunch Ideas. Healthy kids lunch ideas that includes wraps, roll-ups, sandwiches, quesadillas, gluten-free, meat and cheese kabobs, lunch snack ideas, and fresh fruits and veggies. Healthy lunch ideas by Modern Honey. www.modernhoney.com

KIDS SCHOOL LUNCH IDEAS PRINTABLE OPTION:

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Back to School Kids Lunch Ideas

By: Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey

Ingredients  

  • MAIN:
  • Pita Bread + Hummus
  • Cheese + Crackers
  • Turkey + Cheese Roll-ups
  • Almond Butter + Jam Sandwich
  • Cheese Quesadilla
  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Pasta Salad
  • Meat + Cheese Kabob
  • Chips + Guacamole
  • Ham + Cheese Sandwich
  • Bagel + Cream Cheese
  • Veggie +Hummus Wrap

  • FRUITS + VEGGIES:
  • Oranges
  • Apples
  • Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • Peaches
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Natural Applesauce
  • Mangoes
  • Melon
  • Baby Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Edamame
  • Snap Peas

  • SIDES and SNACKS:
  • Chips
  • Granola Bars
  • Pretzels
  • String Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Trail Mix
  • Lara Bar or Cliff Bar
  • Fruit Leather
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Popcorn
  • Crackers
  • Chips + Salsa
  • Fruit Cup
  • Pudding Cup
  • Graham Crackers
  • Cookies
  • Rice Krispies Treats

  • DRINKS:
  • Water Bottle
  • 100 % Juice Boxes
  • Capri Suns
  • Bolthouse Smoothies
  • Milk -- Strawberry or Chocolate

  • OPTION #1
  • Turkey + Cheddar Roll-up
  • Fresh Berries
  • Yogurt
  • Trail Mix
  • OPTION #2
  • Hummus
  • Pita Bread
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Sliced Oranges
  • OPTION #3
  • Cheese Quesadilla
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Strawberries
  • OPTION #4
  • Deli Meat + Cheese Kabobs
  • Red Pepper Slices
  • Apples
  • Fruit Leather or Snacks
  • OPTION #5
  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Baby Carrots + Ranch
  • Pretzels
  • Peaches or Applesauce
  • OPTION #6
  • Pasta Salad
  • Yogurt
  • Granola Bar
  • Raspberries
  • OPTION #7
  • Almond Butter + Jelly or PB +J
  • String Cheese
  • Fruit Cup
  • Chips
  • OPTION #8
  • Crackers
  • Cheddar Cheese Cubes
  • Grapes
  • LaraBar or Cliff Bar
  • OPTION #9
  • Bagel + Cream Cheese
  • Yogurt Tube
  • Baby Carrots
  • Fruit Snacks
  • OPTION #10
  • Veggie Wraps with Hummus
  • Edamame or Snap Peas
  • Clementine
  • Granola Bar

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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What do you love to serve in your kid’s lunchbox? I would love to hear your favorite things! I hope this list of back to school kids lunch ideas helps you pack those school lunches. Have a great day, my friends! xo

Back to School Kids Lunch Ideas. Healthy kids lunch ideas that includes wraps, roll-ups, sandwiches, quesadillas, gluten-free, meat and cheese kabobs, lunch snack ideas, and fresh fruits and veggies. Healthy lunch ideas by Modern Honey. www.modernhoney.com

Hope your kiddos have a fabulous first day!


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40 Comments

  1. This is an ultimate guide to lunchables to keep lunch easy, healthy and fun! Keep posting!

  2. Let me tell y’all some good ideas for school lunches. Grapes,Blueberries,yogurt, Strawberries,Capri subs,Chips,Granola bars,Beef jerky,Kiwi,Cucumbers,Oranges,Watermelon,
    Pretzels,Gummies, Apples, Applesauce

    Everything that’s on here I got my kids.😅

  3. 5 stars
    these seem like lovely recipes but as an older sister of two hungry toddlers going to preschool I was wondering if you had any ideas for little kids who are still growing teeth

  4. Thank you! These seem yummy! Do you have any food ideas that a hungry teen would be filled up with?

  5. 5 stars
    Hi. What do you do to keep rice safe in the lunches? Do you put it in a thermas or serve it cold. I’m aware rice can be difficult to keep safe.