Back to school Lunch Ideas! | The Savings Wife

Friday, September 6, 2013

Back to school Lunch Ideas!


Here is a list of things I pack for my kids for lunch.  Try out a new lunch for them this week. 



Since my kids don't have access to a microwave or a fridge these are all good until lunch time especially if you add a cold pack.

Main Course:
Peanut butter and Jelly (or honey, brown sugar, banana)
Cheese and Ham Rolls or Sandwich
Soups (use a thermos to keep them warm)
Tomato and Mozzarella Salad (tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and a little Italian dressing)
Tuna Salad Sandwich
Veggie Wrap
Egg Salad
Pizza sticks with marinara sauce to dip.
Pimento Cheese sandwiches
Hard Boiled eggs
Apples and Peanut butter
Mac and cheese (use thermos)
Carrots with Humus Dip, Pita bread wedge on the side
Tacos salad  (Put cheese, taco meat, salsa in a thermos together) Serve lettuce and tomatoes and tortilla chips in a container they can pour the thermos mixture together in.

Fruits and Veggies:
Apples
Apple sauce
Oranges
Grapes
Strawberries
Raisins
Carrots
Celery sticks
Watermelon
Cantaloupe

Dairy:
Go-garts (freeze them, they will thaw out before lunch)
Pudding
Cheese sticks

Snacks:
Homemade cookies
Muffins
Bread-sticks
Rice Krispy Treats
Jello
Rice cakes
Chex Mix
Chips
Pretzels
Popcorn
Gram crackers.

To keep lunch interesting Try:

  • Changing the bread!  Try tortilla shells and even bagels.
  • Make it bite sized. 
  • Add a dip

To make a quick pack in the morning:

  • Freeze sandwiches: I make PB@J sandwiches in bunches and place them in the freezer.  
  • Cut up fruit the night before and place in fridge
  • Get a microwaveable thermos for that quick morning heat up.



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