Back to School Lunch Ideas To Keep It Delicious, Healthy, and Fun Every Day!

Are you ready for back to school? Are you already stuck trying to come up with amazing healthy back to school lunch ideas? Maybe you’re looking for cute creative ways to fill that lunch box with love when you send your precious little angels out the door! I’ve totally got you covered!

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Amazing Lunch Box Ideas To Try Now!

Packing that school lunch can feel tough for everyone even two weeks into the school year! Sure, you can pack a sandwich and throw in some chips or goldfish and a brownie. But like Mini Wheat’s keep telling us on their commercials, keep them full, keep them focused!

I’ve done the digging for you! You don’t have to troll Google or Pinterest any more for gobs of viral school lunch ideas, they’re all here! So sit back, read, pin, enjoy and make a list for amazing healthy and creative lunch ideas to pack in those cute little lunch boxes. AND if you’re itching for over 50 MORE wonderful lunchbox ideas be sure to stop by my 2 Months of Cold School Lunches sure to please even picky eaters!

Now that I’ve got you covered saving time with months of creative lunches covered I bet you’ll be dying to check out over 50 healthy slow cooker recipes to help in your busy evening too! I just love my Crockpot and the versatility of it is almost endless.

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VIRAL ROUNDUP: School Lunch Ideas

  1. 2 weeks of Gluten-free School Lunch Recipes

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From: Cool Mom Picks

Stacie from Cool Mom Picks has put together two weeks of delicious looking school lunch ideas for you to try now! They are simple, creative, and completely healthy. I will definitely be making some of these for the kiddos and myself! Even if you love gluten you should give these all a try.


2. Ham and Mac n’ Cheese Lunchbox Muffins

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From: I Should Be Mopping The Floor

What kid doesn’t love mac n’ cheese? I LOVE Kristi’s idea of making single serve mac n’ cheese bites in a muffin tin. They are super easy and fun plus totally unique and adorable.


3. School Lunch Ideas For A Month

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From: Mom Endeavors

A full MONTH of lunch box ideas? Yes please! Sara, has outdone herself with ideas that are completely cute and REALLY keep it fun even for the entire month! I LOVE the Frozen themed lunch. Who doesn’t want to pop open that bento box to see Olaf’s ridiculously captivating face staring at them?


4. 2 Weeks of Healthy School Lunch Ideas

From: Kristine’s Kitchen

Kristine as great healthy ideas all over her blog and I’m so glad she created 2 weeks of lunch box ideas for me to include in this roundup. They involve a lot of ingredients and take a little work to fill the whole box this way but I stand firm by eating a rainbow to include all the vitamins and nutrients in healthy natural foods and she definitely must live by that mantra as well.


5. Back To School Lunch Ideas

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From: Amy at Belly Full

You can find 3 totally creative school lunch ideas here! PLUS the post has photos of her great ideas from the two previous years as well! My favorite is the sandwich kabobs which will definitely be happening this year in my home! It’s a ridiculously cute way to put together a sandwich especially for those kids (like mine) who will take it apart and eat each item separately anyways.


6. 50 Creative School Lunch Ideas

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From: Vigor It Out

This list is packed with awesome ideas to keep your lunch box creative for months! There are tons of healthy Paleo lunches, yummy muffin tin recipes, DIY hot pockets, and so much more! You’re not going to want to miss this roundup which even features a beautiful and amazingly helpful free printable for great lunch ideas at the end.


6. Bento Lunch Ideas

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From: Blogglovin’

Bento Boxes are so cool and really helpful for packing healthy lunches on the go! Everything is divided up, no zip locks needed. If you don’t have any you really should pick them up! (The link will take you to Amazon’s #1 best selling set that I know you can’t beat the price of!) The cute animal themes and cookie cutter sandwiches will make every child feel as special as they should!


7. Back To School Lunch List

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From: Lauren at Taste’s Better From Scratch

I love when I find out that the stuff I’m promoting on my roundups comes from the same place. I know these gals have got it down with creative, healthy, and fun food ideas they love to share! Lauren at Taste’s Better From Scratch has laid out school lunches perfectly for you with an awesome list to help you mix and match for endless combinations of great lunch box ideas!


8. Back To School Lunch Box Ideas

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From: Vicky Barone

This blog may be archived but the ideas and advice still rock! Vicky has really simple but completely delicious ideas to keep the lunch ideas rolling! Adding cut up avocado in with some tasty quesadillas is simple genius.


I really hope I was able to provide you with months and months of great school lunch ideas!

Our kids deserve healthy, fun, food and we can make it happen (most days) with these great ideas from my fellow bloggers! I’ve got awesome tips you should definitely check out for healthy slow cooker meals for your busy days. (Though, what day is ever NOT busy!) And my most popular, slow cooker soups for you to try out this fall. Yum Yum Yum.


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  1. Thanks for creating such a great round up of lunch ideas. The gluten free options might work well for us. I’ll have to give them a try since my lunches have already gotten boring and uninspired.

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