Sick of Sandwiches Already? 25 School Lunch Ideas For The Littles (And You)

Some of these are yummy yummy

Sick of sandwiches already? Here are 25 ideas for you to pack in that lunch box for the kids. A few school lunch ideas you can steal too!
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For most of you by now, the kids have been back at school for a few weeks. As fast as that came along, your creativity for school lunch ideas has already gone out the window. Am I right? 

Well have no fear. We compiled a little list of some school lunch ideas that maybe you had not thought of. It’s okay to feel uninspired sometimes, it happens to all of us. It does not mean you are not kicking motherhood in the ass. However, let’s put down the PB&J sammiches and give these new school lunch ideas a try. You can even steal a few of them for yourself.

 25 School Lunch Ideas

  1. Food on sticks. Chicken satays or sausage kebabs. Be careful of the sticks though. You could poke someone’s eye out!
  2. Spring rolls
  3. Quesadillas
  4. Deli meat roll ups
  5. Vegetable sushi
  6. Cold noodle salads
  7. Muffin tin lasagna
  8. Pita and hummus or other dips (try our red lentil hummus!)
  9. Breakfast for lunch. Think pancakes, waffles, and hard boiled eggs.
  10. Breadsticks with marinara dip. Mozzarella and pepperoni too.
  11. Pita pizza. Lots of variations! 
  12. Beef & carrot stew. Kids will get a kick out of bringing a thermos to school. (You could also try one of these delicious soups!)
  13. Cucumbers & snap peas. 
  14. Almond butter & honey on pita rounds. I even love bananas on it. 
  15. “Ants on a log” (celery with natural peanut butter and raisins)
  16. Baked potato with some butter and cheese
  17. Black bean burritos
  18. Meat, cheese, and crackers (Homemade Lunchables that are so much better for you!)
  19. Mini corn dog muffins
  20. Loaded nachos. Refried beans, cheese.
  21. Mac n cheese
  22. Greek Salad. Can even put in a wrap. 
  23. Tofu jerky
  24. Falafel with Tzatziki sauce
  25. Punky Mom Pasta Salad

What do you do to break the monotony? Would love to hear some more ideas in the comments!

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Paula is an old school goth with a riot grrrl heart. Self-proclaimed #mamaboss at Punky Moms. Born in Miami Beach with a background in music business, she followed love and moved to the UK in 2012. She has one little boy named Oscar, a dashing English husband, and a furball terrier at home. She is trying desperately not to miss the Florida sun. You can follow her on IG @riotmthrrr

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