Pinterest is full of great ideas for kid’s school lunches, but some of them look like pieces of art that would take 3 hours to create! If your schedule is just a little too full to spend more than 15 minutes preparing school lunches for your kids – you have come to the right place. You can still send your little one to school with a healthy, fun meal – made simple! Here are some of our favorite tips for simple and healthy school lunch ideas.
1. Cookie Cutters!
Use cookie cutters to cut out fun shapes. Maybe give some cheese slices with the letters of their name, or a sandwhich in a fun shape. It takes just a few extra minutes and adds an element of fun.
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2. Free Printable Lunchbox Notes!
Print out fun notes and add them to your child’s lunch to brighten their day!
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3. Sandwich Skewers
A sandwich every day can get a little boring. I don’t know about your kiddo, but I know that mine thinks everything is more fun to eat when she can eat it on a stick. This is so easy to do! It might take just a few extra minutes, but will be so fun.
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4. Last Night’s Left Overs
Use parts of your dinner from the night before to add to school lunch the next day. We love this example of using the meat from tacos the night before and using them for a fun twist on nachos in the school lunch.
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5. Lunch Box
It’s all about the lunch box. The days of cute plastic lunch boxes with cartoon characters are gone. Now, it’s all about a lunch box that separates foods and makes meal time colorful and fun. Making mini bento boxes for kids school lunches are now a little easier with lunch boxes like the ones by Lunch Bots. There are also a lot of options on amazon.
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