Kids will never get bored with these healthy school lunch ideas. Make these lunch box ideas on Sunday night for stress free school mornings. The kids will love reaching into the fridge to grab a fun lunch for school.
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I have been using these Easy Lunchboxes to bring sandwich lunches to the park for the past couple of years, and now with my oldest heading off to 1st grade they have been perfect for healthy school lunches. While most of the children in his class eat hot lunch, we made the decision to pack our own lunch, that way I know what he’s eating everyday. I don’t have to worry about food being thrown away, these school lunches he wants to eat.
My preschooler & 1st grader are always asking for lunchables when we head to the grocery store, so I decided to use our Easy Lunchboxes to make our own fun school lunches. Each weekend we brainstorm and write down a list of healthy school lunch ideas. We make a trip to the grocery store and the kids help me pick out a variety of fruits and vegetables, with an emphasis on what is on sale to make these bento style school lunches. Cucumbers and carrots are always on the list as well as thin sandwich bread for “make your own pizza”.
Along with a few additional accessories and cookie cutters, we prep all of our fun and healthy lunches on Sunday evening. In the morning, the bento lunches for kids are already in the fridge, which can be a huge time saver, I can just grab one along with a freezer pack and put it in their lunch bag.
A few accessories we use to make these school lunch ideas
- Easy Lunchboxes – 3-Compartment Bento Lunch Box Containers, available in sets of 4
- 4-Compartment Snack Containers (set of 4)
- Small condiment containers for dressings, sauces ect.
- Silicone cups
- Light My Fire Sporks
- Bamboo Skewers
- Variety of cookie cutters
- Rubbermaid Lunch Blox Bag– perfect fit for the Easy Lunchboxes
- bubba 12 oz hero sport– placed in the kids backpacks daily, we’ve never had an issue with leaking.
We also use the Rubbermaid Lunch Blox containers, but my go-to is the Easy Lunchbox containers. The Easy Lunchboxes are not spill proof, so avoid liquids, and use a lunch box that allows the container to sit flat. I do occasionally serve yogurt and have yet to have a problem. Pizza sauce is also always stored in a separate container. Easy Lunchboxes makes small containers that are perfect for condiments, dips, sauces, ect.
Healthy School Lunch Ideas:
Make your own pizza with Hungry Girl Foldit Flatbread or Sandwich Things
Ham & Cheese Skewers
Build your own Sandwich
Cheese & crackers with fun shapes
Turn sandwiches into wraps or rollups
*All served with sides of fruit and vegetables
School Lunch Ideas the Kids Will Actually Eat: