Back to School Lunch Ideas

It’s that time of year again where we wrap up our casual summer schedule to get serious about life again. Our kids are going back to school and we are having to think about sending healthy food with them. So here are over a thousand Back to School Lunch Ideas to mix and match each day.

Plan Ahead for Back to School Lunches

It’s really easy to get into a rut with the lunches we plan for our kiddos. I think my daughter had the same lunch for an entire week last year! So that’s when planning comes into play. I always like to give my kids a little variety from all the important food groups.

So I put together some ideas that give you an entree, a fruit, a veggie, and a dessert. Mix and match these ideas so that you fill up your kiddos lunch box with a fun variety of healthy foods. Or create your own list and have your kiddos help select what goes inside.  


  • These Back to School Lunch Ideas don’t touch on any food sensitivities. So if your child has any, be sure to replace the item with something that fits your child’s diet.
  • If possible, always use re-usable bags, containers or a Thermos so you can avoid throwing away zip lock bags or water bottles.
  • I love using these EasyLunchBoxes containers.  They fit right into a standard lunch box and can be put in the dishwasher.

Other Lunch Ideas

And if you have any other ideas, please share those with us. We love to hear what you’re serving for lunch!

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