14 Easy School Lunch Ideas that are Creative


Best Recipes that are perfect for lunch foods that would make great creative school lunches.  Never wonder what to have for lunch with these homemade lunch recipes, creative sandwiches and food, as well as after school snack recipes.

Easy School Lunch Ideas

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Creative School Lunches

Creative School Lunches

1.  Ham and Mac and Cheese Lunch Muffins ~ I’’m always on the lookout for something fun and different to put in the kid’s lunch boxes. I think these might actually get eaten.

Lunchbox Sushi Sandwich

2.  Lunchbox Sushi Sandwich ~ When it comes to getting kids to eat, presentation is everything. Changing up the regular sandwich ingredients like this is a fun way to mix up a boring lunch. These are also a great party food for younger children.

Mini Corndog Muffins

3.  Mini Corndog Muffins ~ Sometimes, the most simple food is the best.  This quick and easy recipe doesn’t require too many ingredients and would be great as a kid friendly dinner, appetizers, or snack food for girls’ night in.

School Book Sandwiches

4.  School Book Sandwiches ~  Your little one won’’t hesitate to gobble up these cute school book sandwiches.  This tutorial shows you how easy it is to turn your favorite sandwich into a school themed lunch.

Turkey and Cheese Crescent Rolls

5.  Turkey and Cheese Crescent Rolls ~  A quick and easy homemade recipe for turkey and cheese crescent rolls. Prepare them the evening before or the morning of school.  They only take 10 minutes to bake.

6 Easy Lunch Kabob Ideas

6.  6 Easy Lunch Kabob Ideas ~  Stay out of a rut with these lunch kabob ideas. There are 6 different types of kabobs to make so your child will never get bored with their lunch.

Healthy School Lunch

Healthy School Lunch

7.  Healthy Homemade Hot Pockets ~ This is a fun kid-friendly lunch, if only for the fact that kids love anything they can eat with their hands. But what I love even more about this is they are portable, making them great picnic food. And because they are warm, you can take them on a picnic in the middle of winter if you want.

Back to School Lunch Ideas

8. Back to School Lunch Ideas ~  If you are looking for some out of the box ideas for school lunches, check out this post! With four lunchable ideas that are as healthy as they are yummy, your child is sure to love these lunch ideas!

Mason Jar Lunchable

9.  Mason Jar Lunchable ~ Make your own lunchable jar using an empty applesauce container and a mason jar.  There are so many variations to be made you’ll be amazed.

after school snack recipes

After School Snack Recipes

10.  Chunky Monkey Bites ~ Bananas, chocolate and peanut butter are the essential ingredients for a yummy chunky monkey snack. The best part? You only need 3 ingredients. {smiling}

Apple Cookies

11.  Apple Cookies ~ These apple cookies are a fun alternative to the traditional chocolate chip cookie and they’re much healthier.  Apple slices are spread with peanut butter and topped with chocolate chips, chopped nuts and oats.

S'mores Popcorn Balls

12.  S’mores Popcorn Balls ~ A tasty spin on a traditional popcorn ball.  Try this s’mores version for you a yummy after school snack.  The kiddos will love eating it.

Homemade Granola Bars

13.  Homemade Granola Bars ~ Homemade Chocolatey No-Bake Granola Bars Making your own granola bars is quick and easy especially with this no-bake recipe. They’re perfect for a yummy after school snack or a grab-n-go breakfast! I love that you can change up the recipe if you want to make it more healthy.

Homemade Fruit Roll-ups

14.  Homemade Fruit Roll-ups ~ Fruit rolls are a big ‘kid favorite’ and very easy to pop into lunches or backpacks for kids on the go. They are not only healthy and tasty, but also a great way to use up summer fruits especially those that are too ripe to eat.  You can use just about any fruit with this recipe.

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