15 Lunch Box Ideas for Back to School

August 9th, 2013 posted by Sherri Osborn

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When back-to-school time rolls around, most people are focused on preparing all of the supplies their children needs and finding the latest fashions, but very rarely do they worry about school lunches until it is time to make them. At that point, you might find yourself scrambling around to find something to fill the lunchbox with that your child will actually eat.

Even if you are thinking ahead to your child’s school lunches, it might seem like your options are limited — especially if you have a picky eater.  On the other hand, you may have some great lunch ideas initially, but it usually doesn’t take long to get in a rut. You can try to do things like turn sandwiches into fancy and fun shapes and characters, like a dinosaur or a silly face, or you can keep your child’s lunch box interesting using some of these ideas.

DIY Uncrustable Sandwiches

1 – DIY Uncrustable Sandwiches from Unsophisticook

Easy Thermos Macaroni and Cheese

2 – Easy Thermos Macaroni and Cheese from Food for my Family

Peanut Butter and Jelly on a Stick

3 – Peanut Butter and Jelly on a Stick from A Wisk and Two Wands

Pizza Buns

4 – Pizza Buns from Simple as That Blog

Sushi Sandwiches

5 – Sushi Sandwiches from The Lake Kitchen

Take Away Taco Salad

6 – Take Away Taco Salad from Pottery Barn Kids

Apple Sandwiches

7 – Apple Sandwiches from Mama Papa Bubba

Sweet Potato Chips

8 – Sweet Potato Chips {in the microwave} from Rachel Cooks

Frozen Fruit Cups

9 – Frozen Fruit Cups from Food.com

Fruit Leather Fortune Cookies

10 – Fruit Leather Fortune Cookies from Family Fresh Meals

Homemade Granola Bars Recipe

11 – Homemade Granola Bars Recipe from I Heart Nap Time

Cinnamon Sugar Baked Apple Chips

12 – Cinnamon Sugar Baked Apple Chips from Fifteen Spatulas

Puppy Chow

13 – Puppy Chow from Kraft Recipes

Fruit and Nut Wrap

14 – Fruit and Nut Wrap from Prim and Pauper

Pretzel Sandwiches

15 – Pretzel Sandwiches from She Knows

 Besides trying to figure out what kind of food to pack, you might also want to put some thought into how you pack the lunch.  You always want to keep some important safety tips in mind, such as keeping cold food cold and hot food hot.  You might also want to find some great ways to organize your school lunch foods so you always know what you have on hand.

Here are a few more tips that will help make packing a lunch a little easier and even more interesting!

Hopefully these fun recipes and helpful hints will help make going back to school time a little less stressful for you.  While you are thinking of food, you might also want to start planning for some healthy after school snacks!

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Sherri Osborn (9 Posts)

Sherri has enjoyed crafting her entire life and has over 15 years experience in designing craft projects and writing and editing for Web sites, blogs, and print publications. Currently, most of her time is spent on her blog About Family Crafts. Over the years, she has tried many different craft techniques and supplies and she loves sharing her creative discoveries and love of crafting with everyone. On a more personal note, Sherri has been married to her high school sweetheart for over 25 years, she has 3 grown children she is very proud of, and 4 amazing grandkids.

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