Back to School Lunch Ideas & My Homemade Lunchables

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Everyone gets tired of trying to figure out what to pack for kids to eat!  Well I have found some great back to school lunch ideas for you (lots of them) to upgrade your plain old brown bag lunch this back to school season!  Suggestion: Start a “back to school ideas” board on Pinterst, pin these, and get inspired to be different! Make food fun & never have a lunch rut again! ☺

I have some photos and easy recipes for you below but here are some ideas to liven up your every day brown bag lunch:

Change out your breads!  Consider these instead:

Flour Tortillas for wraps
Pita Pocket Wrap
Crackers (for tuna or home made lunchables!)
Taco Shell

For your Veggies:

Carrot sticks
Sprouts on your sandwich
Celery sticks
Sweet Red Pepper Sticks


Apples  – If you’re sending apple slices then cut an orange or tangerine and drip the juice over the slices

Homemade Lunchables Recipe:

Ok – and here are some photos of how I made my back to school lunches with homemade lunchables!


Use your child’s favorite cheese – We prefer provolone but you can use any cheese.  I found an object in my kitchen that was the same size as the crackers (it just happen to be a sports bottle top) and I used that to cut around. I prefer Ritz crackers – they have a nice buttery taste!

After I cut out my rounds with the cheese, then I cut them out with the ham (or turkey or bologna or whatever you like) Then I used a sandwich baggie (like Ziploc) to place them in so they could go into the lunch box

Here’s a fun easy recipe for a turkey Caesar sandwich!


Brown Bag Turkey Caesar Recipe

Back to School Check list for pre-K to 2nd graders

Click here to see by back to school supply check list for pre-K to 2nd graders (with pictures for pre-readers)

parents back to school check list of things to do before school starts

Click here to see my parents back to school “to do” check list

Complete back to school check list

Click here to see my LARGE comprehensive back to school supply check list

Back to school homework supply check list

Click here to see my back to school home work check list

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