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36 Packed Lunch Ideas

Happy Friday everyone!  I’ve got Toni from Sugar Tart Crafts guest posting for me today.  Make sure you hop on over to her blog and say “hi!”  I’m super jealous of Toni’s sewing skillz.   She’s had an adorable Indie Love sewing series on her blog this summer, and I used her My Little Pony Costume Sew-Along to make some cute favors for Audrey’s pony party last month (more on that to come). Take it away, Toni!

 

Hi all! This is Toni visiting from over at Sugar Tart Crafts. How’s everyone’s summer been going? I know a lot of parents are getting ready for back to school (if your kids haven’t started already!), and I wanted to lend a hand with one of the most tedious school year preparations – Lunch Time! Sure, clothes and supply shopping isn’t always a picnic, but that’s pretty much a once a year thing. Lunches get packed every. single. day. It can get a little boring after awhile, so here are 36 fun lunch ideas to help kick your school year off with a YUM!

 

36 Packed Lunch Ideas Your Kids Will Love!

 

PB & J Alternatives

36 Packed Lunch Ideas Your Kids Will Love!

1. PB & J Bananna Burrito – Culinary.net
2. Apple Sandwiches with Almond Butter and Granola – Garnish with Lemon
3. Vegan PB & J Energy Bars – Nutritionist in the Kitch

 

DIY Lunchables

36 Packed Lunch Ideas Your Kids Will Love!

4. Pepperoni and Cheese – Family Fresh Meals
5. Turkey, Ham and Cheese – A Boy and His Lunch
6. Salami and Cheese – Family Fresh Cooking

 

Pizzas

36 Packed Lunch Ideas Your Kids Will Love!
7. Simple Pizza Buns  –  Simple As That

8. Easy Pizza Bagels – Dear Crissy
9. Pizza Roll-ups – Women’s Day

 

Chicken

36 Packed Lunch Ideas Your Kids Will Love!

10.Grilled BBQ Chicken Quessadillas – The Chic Site
11. Cool Ranch Chicken Nuggets – Following in My Shoes
12. Chicken BLT Wraps – Julie’s Eats and Treats

 

Soups

36 Packed Lunch Ideas Your Kids Will Love!

13. Alphabet Vegetable Soup – Big Girls Small Kitchen
14.  Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Rolls – Tablespoon
15. Easy Turkey Chili – The Kittchen

 

Salads

36 Packed Lunch Ideas Your Kids Will Love!

16. Cob Salad with Multigrain Chips – Bentos on the Bayou
17. Spinach Salad with Cranberries – My Epicurean Adventures
18.Simple Southwestern Salad – I Pack Lunch

 

Pasta
36 Packed Lunch Ideas Your Kids Will Love!

19. Mac & Cheese Lunchbox Muffins – The Sneaky Chef
20. Baked Ravioli – Super Glue Mom
21. Italian Bowties with Peas – Meet the Dubiens

 

Subs & Sandwiches

36 Packed Lunch Ideas Your Kids Will Love!

22. Mini Meatball Subs – Donna Hay
23. Cuban-Style Pulled Pork Sliders – Confessions of a Foodie Bride
24. Italian Chicken Hoagies – Our Best Bites

 

Fish

36 Packed Lunch Ideas Your Kids Will Love!

25. Everything Fish Nuggets – Bonbon Break
26. Battered Fish Sandwich – Sandra’s Easy Cooking
27. Swimming Tuna Fish Sandwiches – Recipies.com

 

Chips and Dips

36 Packed Lunch Ideas Your Kids Will Love!

28. Tacos turned Nachos – Keeley McGuire
29. Individual 7-Layer Dips – The Girl Who Ate Everything
30. Hummus Lettuce Boats and Pita Chips – MamaBellys

 

Brunch – Eggs
36 Packed Lunch Ideas Your Kids Will Love!

31. Ham and Cheese Baked Egg Cups – The Lemon Bowl
32. Curried Egg Salad Pinwheeles – Bon Appetit
33. Quick Egg and Bacon Tarts – Planning with Kids

 

Brunch – Breads

36 Packed Lunch Ideas Your Kids Will Love!

34. Greek Yogurt and Granola Bagel – Betty Crocker
35. Waffle Sticks with Orange-Cranberry Cream Cheese – The Roxx Box
36. Blueberry Banana Muffins – Love From the Oven

And of course if all else fails, there are always

Leftovers!

Now it’s just too bad I’ve got a whole nother year before my oldest goes to Kindergarten. But at least I’ll be ready when the time comes! Thanks so much to Jess for letting me visit today, and to all of you – Enjoy sending your kids back to school!

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