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10 School Lunch Ideas

on 8.25.2021 at 10:25am

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10 School Lunch Ideas

Southern Savers

This website is the first resource you should check out! We did a whole series on school lunches a few years ago, and most of my recipes could be adapted to be eaten for a school lunch or easy lunch at home.

100 Days of Real Food

This is a resource I go back to again and again for lunchbox ideas. She only uses real food, but if you want to substitute something like a bag of chips for one of her options, it would be easy to do so.

Simple Bites

Here’s another great site with delicious and simple ideas for packing lunches.


The site is a play on the word “Lunchables,” which may still be your back-up plan on rough days when packing lunches!


This lunch ideas are all kid-friendly and mom-approved in terms of ingredients and flavors.

Once a Month Meals

You can pay to sign up and use their meal planning system, but there are tons of make-ahead lunch recipes that you can access for free to make mornings easier.

What Lisa Cooks

This resource has not only school lunch ideas in terms of what to pack, but a lot of other lunchbox hacks.

Fabulessly Frugal

This list has a ton of ideas for cold lunch ideas, which are perfect for sending to school without having to worry about the temperature.

Holley Grainger

This resource has 125 ideas for school lunches, which means you have enough ideas for more than half the year!

Passion for Savings

This has not only some ideas but also a printable to help you and your kids make packing school lunches easier.

Whether your kids are going back to school or not, these 10 school lunch ideas will provide you with resources and inspiration in the kitchen!