30+ Easy School Lunches Kids Will Love
Fun lunch ideas from the editors of Cookstr.com!
When it's time for back-to-school, there's more than just books and backpacks to think of every morning - you also have to pack your kids a lunch! For many parents, preparing lunch begins the night before, when you already have enough on your plate (like dinner!) but you don't have to stress - these 30+ Easy School Lunches Kids Will Love are the only lunch recipes you'll need this season.
With so much on your mind, let us handle the lunch planning for you! From sandwich recipes that satisfy to snacks to cookies for dessert, these delicious and nutritious recipes will give your kids the energy they need to get through the rest of their schoolday. It's so much less expensive over time to pack your kids a lunch than to have them buy one each day, and with recipes this good they won't even want to! You'll love creating something new for your child to eat, and your child will love a break from eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches every day. These recipes will be a winning combination for your family!
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Sandwiches are a school lunch staple, but that doesn't mean they have to be boring. These sandwich recipes are so unique and delicious, your kids won't be able to wait until lunchtime! These recipes are also hearty and sophisticated, so you could make a second sandwich for your own lunch. These recipes are just what you need up your sleeve the next time your child tells you that lunch is boring. In addition, some of these recipes are easy to make, so an older child or teen could make them with some adult supervision.
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Think Outside the Bread
If sandwiches aren't your style, try these recipes on for size! They're fun and fresh new lunch ideas that will make your kids' classmates green with envy. Think you need a traditional sandwich in your child's lunch? Think again! With recipes for quesadillas, salads, and so much more in this section, you'll find quite a few options to shake up the everyday lunch menu. Purchase reusable insulated containers, and you're ready to go. Get creative and get cooking with these tasty recipes.
Snacks are great to pack in a lunchbag or even for after school. These easy snack recipes are good for any time of day, and they taste great too! If you're short on time and need to make a snack right away, then these recipes are for you. Dips, chips, and even popcorn balls are just what you'll want to whip up for a quick lunch or snack. Your child will love eating homemade chips or dipping raw vegetable sticks in fresh hummus. These snacks will be a delightful addition to just about any lunch you will pack this school year!
Of course, any kid's favorite part of lunchtime is dessert! Cookies travel well and are always delicious. These tasty cookie recipes are sure to be a hit with the kids (and if you have some too, we won't tell!) You'll love that these recipes include something for just about anyone with a sweet tooth. The Lacy Oatmeal Sandwiches are ideal for a special occasion, while the Black and Whites will be a sophisticated addition to almost any lunchbox. And what's a list of recipes withtout the classic Chocolate Chip Cookies?
Healthy Lunch Ideas
Making sure your kids' lunch is healthy doesn't mean it can't be fun, too. These healthy lunch ideas are so good, your kids will never know it's good for them! While the school year is synonymous with homework, after-school practices, and carpools, you'll be pleased to learn that many of these snacks are easy to make, too. Instead of reaching for a prepackaged bag of chips, consider using these snack recipes to make something that is tasty and healthy.
Don't forget about after-school snacks, too! Whether your child needs to grab a bite to eat after soccer practice or just wants something healthy after school, these easy snack recipes will be just what you need. You'll want to make the recipes found in these 24+ Easy After School Snacks
What is your child's favorite type of school lunch?