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School Lunch Ideas

Can you share some with me please? My children usually eat lunch at school, but sometimes they want to bring their own lunch, I know they are tired of bringing the same 'ol thing so I'm in need of some ideas!

Thanks in advance for sharing :)


Asked by kyheavensmom at 12:11 PM on Aug. 15, 2013 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Visit ---this lady has tons of ideas on school lunches and tips on freezing and storage that makes life eaiser when packing meals. It's very helpful. 


    Answer by CaseyErin at 10:39 PM on Aug. 19, 2013

  • My son loves turkey, cucumber cream cheese & lettuce wraps.
    I also send in hot soups in a thermos.

    Answer by funlovinlady at 12:19 PM on Aug. 15, 2013

  • I make a little antipasto for my son. Rolled up salami & cheese, rolled up turkey, roast beef etc. I add in olives & cherry tomatoes. Sometimes he gets a tiny container of Ranch or Italian dressing as a dip for the cold cuts & veggies.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 12:28 PM on Aug. 15, 2013

  • I cut up strawberries, and pineapple. They take cuties, string cheese, yogurt (frozen overnight), sometimes pudding. Bottled water, sometimes v8 fusion. PBJ sandwiches, or sometimes ham, or turkey on whole grain bread. I buy the all natural meats, and cheeses. It's a little more expensive, but then I know they won't be eating a ton of preservatives. They don't take snack cakes, or chips, it's too much fat , and not healthy for them. Sometimes they also take carrots, celery, and dip.
    It's a challenge at times, but after seeing what they serve at school a few years ago, I swore I'd never make them eat that again...

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 12:18 PM on Aug. 15, 2013

  • Veggies with peanut butter, hummus or dip, tuna sandwiches (if you can keep it cold), soup or stew (if you have a thermos), cereal with or without milk (again, if you can keep it cold), cheese and crackers, any kind of leftovers from dinner (if there's a microwave or you can put it in a thermos - so things like mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, rice, spaghetti, stuff like that would work), if they like fried chicken or pizza cold, that would work, too.

    Answer by wendythewriter at 12:18 PM on Aug. 15, 2013

  • My son likes to take turkey meatballs in a thermos.

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 12:20 PM on Aug. 15, 2013

  • a winner here is peperoni and cream cheese :)

    we also loooooooove to experiment with fun new breads. pretzel rolls, croissants, kaiser, bagles, etc

    another hit is breakfast for lunch. cereal, milk, muffin, fruit, etc

    my biggest problem is my son always wants things i worry will smell.... his ideals would be salmon, tuna salad, or hard boiled eggs

    Answer by hibbingmom at 12:25 PM on Aug. 15, 2013

  • Sandwiches can also be jazzed up by cutting them into fun shapes. Sometimes I make faces on them by cutting cheese into triangles like the way a jack-o'lantern looks.

    Answer by Ballad at 3:40 PM on Aug. 15, 2013

  • Roast chicken drumstick, cherry tomatoes, a little cheese cut into sticks, a piece of fruit, a slice of bread, water.

    Or a salad made of pasta, tuna, black olives, tomato, and onion with a lemon juice and olive oil dressing in a small jar, a fruit yoghurt, water.

    Answer by goldpandora at 5:07 AM on Aug. 16, 2013

  • Thanks ladies for your ideas, caseyerin, I will definitely check out that site!

    Comment by kyheavensmom (original poster) at 8:13 AM on Aug. 20, 2013