Fun back-to-school lunch ideas

Back to school can be a stressful time for kids and parents. Shake up your kid's lunch routine with these fun and pretty recipes that will put a smile on their face when they go back to school.

Baked Macaroni and Cheese Cupcakes

If back to school is stressful, there’s nothing like a little comfort food. Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food, but not ideal to pack up for lunch. Why not spend a little time on Sunday baking up a batch of these macaroni and cheese cupcakes! They are perfectly packable for lunch and require only 45 minutes of hands-on prep time. 

Veggie Italian Hoagies

Whatever you choose to call them – hoagies, heroes, grinders or subs – these big and beautiful sandwiches are classics for good reason! This veggie version will suit anyone’s appetite, but feel free to add cold cuts of your choosing!

Quickie Quesadillas

These Quickie Quesadillas are sure to hit the spot when sandwiches have become a bore. They are filled with homemade red pepper hummus and fresh salsa. Add some sliced carrots and celery on the side for a healthy plant-based meal that is packed with enough protein to get through a busy afternoon. 

Baby bento box 

A bento box is a great way to keep things fresh and fun at lunch time. Plus, they’re perfect for picky eaters who don’t like their foods to touch! These school lunch ideas come with a printable cheat sheet and loads of ideas for fun lunches. 

A plan for picky eaters

Speaking of picky eaters, if your kids are “selective” in what they are willing to eat for lunch don’t stress out. Here are over 30 recipes, specifically designed for discriminating tastes.

We hope these fun back to school lunch recipes have you and your kids looking forward to school lunches!

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