Back-to-School Lunch Ideas
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Ideas for School Lunches
As everyone gets back into the groove of school, schedules become more and more crowded. Packed schedules don’t always have to mean packed lunches get moved to the wayside. Step aside crustless PB&Js, we’re here to make health taste great. Here are six new inspired back-to-school lunch ideas your kiddos will love to eat and you’ll be proud to make. Bonus: Add notes with jokes or fun facts—they’re are always a hit.
It’s time to get those little gears turnin’! Easy to assemble, the Brain Booster lunch packs some nutritious punch with healthy fats from the eggs and a vitamin-rich berry medley.
Yippee for Vitamin C
Bursting with vitamin C, the colorful fruits and veggies in this lunch will help keep your kiddos’ immune systems strong.
When your kid can’t get enough of breakfast, pack it up again for lunch! Super easy to assemble in a snap, your kids will love the theme. Pro tip: Cut the waffles into strips after you toast them so the pieces are easy to dip.
- Sprouts Multigrain Waffle strips
- Syrup for dipping
- Fresh cut fruit
- Sprouts Vanilla Greek Yogurt
- Cascadian Farm Granola or Cereal
Colors of the Rainbow
Almost too pretty to eat, these assorted colorful goodies are sure to put a smile on their faces. From the red cherry tomatoes to the purple wrap bites, these ingredients will provide natural antioxidants and nutrients that taste just as good as they look.
- Cherry tomatoes
- Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies
- Snap peas
- Cream Cheese & Turkey Wrap, cut into bite-size pieces
- Purple corn tortilla
- Whipped cream cheese
- Sliced turkey
Check all the macronutrient boxes, with a plant-based lunch box. Proteins? Check. Healthy fats? Check. Complex carbs? Check. You probably already have most of these ingredients in your pantry!
- Three bean salad: kidney, black and garbanzo beans, diced cucumber, your choice of dressing, parsley
- Banana roll ups: Sprouts Artisan Corn Tortillas, sunflower seed butter, banana
Protein doesn’t always have to come from meat. Your kids’ favorite foods, like cheese and peanut butter, have plenty of protein too. The sharp taste of cheese goes just right with the sweet grapes.