School is just around the corner and already here for some (we are in week 2!). Are you sighing with relief or wiping away tears as your little one starts school (or both)? While school brings a bit of a break for parents, it also brings homework, projects, bake sales and, yes, lunches. If things are chaotic as your little one starts a new school year, no worries – we’ve got you covered. Here is the ultimate guide to a perfectly packed lunch – with 45 amazing lunchbox recipes and these packing essentials you’ll get an A+ in no time.
After finishing bath time and picking out tomorrow’s outfits, don’t forget to leave a thoughtful note in your child’s lunchbox. As a mom, I’m good at covering the essentials – cool lunchbox, lots of veggies, ice packs – but I forget that 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. is an eternity for a 5-year-old. So a mid-day long-distance hug from mom can go a long way. With that in mind, let’s get started on the yummies!
4. Turkey Club Kabobs (photo)
6. Pizza Wrap
13. Grilled Cheese Sandwich (photo)
15. BLT Pita Pockets
Pasta & Pizza
20. Mini Lasagnas
23. Carrot Walnut Meatballs (photo)
29. Almond Broccoli Meatless Meatballs (photo)
34.Tahini Chickpea Cucumber Salad (photo)
40. Homemade Berry Pop Tarts (photo)
45. Fruit Roll Up
Now that you have the recipes, finish prepping your child’s lunchbox with these must-have lunchbox essentials!
Insulated Lunch Bag Owl | Lunch Box Cookbook | Dinosaur Food Jar | Lunch Chillers | Travel Utensils | Personalized Note Pad Set | Sandwich Crust Cutters | Yo Gabba Gabba! Napkins | Caterpillar Snack Container | Bistro Bento Box
What’s your favorite lunch box recipe? Share your packing tips in the comments!3