When it comes to kid lunches, they crave variety, and that is what I am here to help with. If you are looking for sandwich-free kid lunches, check out the 10 options below. You can toss it in plastic containers or create a bento box style lunch to appeal to your child’s taste buds. Either way, these lunches will win over their hearts, that is for sure. English muffin pizzas, fajita bowls, pizza rolls, and the list continues. See the trend here, all foods that a kid would want to eat. They won’t be trading their lunches for something better at school anymore.
When I was in school I never had the option to bring my lunch, we always ate school lunches. Our school had pretty decent meals and there were only a few days here and there that I didn’t like. On those days, I just made an extra trip to the salad bar. I always envied those who got to bring their lunches, I just thought it seemed fun. Now that I have kids I want to be able to create lunches that will make my child happy and that they will eat. I don’t want them to get home after school and see they have only taken one bite out of it. If you find your child isn’t eating their lunches, try changing it up and see if that helps.
Kid-Approved Kid Lunches To Whip Up
Cheesy goodness, pepperoni, and a garlicky crust is what your kiddo will find in these pepperoni rolls. Best of all, you can take a shortcut and used canned crescent rolls to make it a breeze to make them. Add a side of marinara and lunch is served.
Create a fun experience for your kid with this chicken taco bento box. Bento boxes allow a really nice visual experience as your child eats their meal. Many parents notice how kids devour their food quicker when it is fun.
Cheesy sausage tarts are a different way to provide protein for your kid’s lunch. They offer a flaky crust, cheese, and a little-smoked sausage.
Easy ham and cheese pockets are always a great option. You use puff pastry as the shell and inside you have hearty ham and shredded cheese. Two foods that pretty much every kid loves.
Greek chicken and vegetables is a really healthy lunch option for your kid. This is a great option for a little bit older kids. It helps fuel their body and gives them the energy to make it through the second part of the day.
Make ahead fajita bowls are great for the whole family, even you. You can serve on a bed of quinoa for added protein or even brown rice. Make these the night before, pack in the lunch containers and just grab in the morning.
The beauty of these English muffin pizzas is you can add your favorite toppings to them. Whether a few veggies, just cheese, or add in some meat, they will turn out beautiful each time.
Cheese and bacon mini quiches are great to serve cold for lunches. Pair with some crisp veggies, crackers, or fruit.
BLT Paleo salad is a great option as well. They can roll it up and eat or eat like a salad. Either way, it is a great healthy lunch option.
Lunchbox scrolls is a simple and creative option. Add any of your favorite toppings for a bite-size lunch. I love the cheese and bacon idea or even ham and cheese.