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Last summer I shared one of my most popular posts to date…Unboxing the Bento…What’s for Lunch! and thought I would share some other lunch ideas. I am always looking for new lunch ideas for my kids, especially during the school year. Since school is gearing up I thought I might share some of our lunch ideas….plus help motivate me to keep the fun lunches coming.

My kids are funny when it comes to food. Where I can eat the same breakfast or lunch for three years straight (maybe a little dramatic), they need change. They need options. Here is what our lunches look like…

Cheese quesadilla / salsa / tortilla chips/ yogurt smoothie/ caramello

 ham sandwich/ wheat thins with cheese spread / yogurt smoothie / Babybel / 1/2 granola bar

mac and cheese/ 1/2 a brownie / goldfish XTREME cheddar / munster cheese / wheat thins

1/2 turkey sandwich / goldfish mix / raspberries / grapes / 1/2 a brownie

grilled cheese sandwich / banana chips / goldfish pretzels / no bake cookie / ritz crackers with nutella

Pita pocket/pizza sauce/cheese/mini pepperonis (to make their own pizza)/ cherries/ CHEX mix/ cherry tomatoes/ apple sauce/ Easy Ooey-Gooey S’More Bars

 Grapes/ Gardettos/ Star white cheddar Cheetos/ Pepperoni/ 1/2 a granola bar/ cheddar cheese

mini bagel bite pizzas/ sweet potato fries/ cauliflower/ rice cakes/ cherries/ cupcake

These easily can be used and duplicated for school lunches as well. I get all sorts of sizes and shapes of Tupperware to keep items, throw a juice box or have the kids pick up a milk through the lunch line and they are good to go. What are your kids favorite lunches?


18 thoughts on “Lunch!

  1. Your lunches from this post and last years look amazing – for me! Half a hot dog – genius! I like a little bit of several things and my lunches sometimes are in the compartment gladware containers. I will use up leftovers or the last of a snack item. This summer my boys have had a lot of ravioli, spaghettios, quesadillas, ham and Swiss sliders, cream cheese bagels. They get school lunch for free so I only pack for me now.

    1. It always seems like we have one hot dog left over from grilling so it works perfect. Oh my kids love ravioli. I love the idea of cream cheese and bagels…I am adding that into the mix!

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