Switch things up and have fresh ideas to try for your kids this school year with these Healthy Back to School Lunch Ideas and After School Snacks!
School will be back in session before we know it, feels like this summer has flown by! I wanted to get ahead of the game and start planning some back to school healthy lunchbox ideas for my kids.
I love making their lunches and writing notes to make them feel special. But, as any parent might agree, you get stuck in a rut of the same lunches over and over. Your kids begin bringing home half-eaten sandwiches because they are tired of them.
Switch things up and have fresh ideas to try, to keep them interested in their lunches. I have a great list of lunchbox ideas below to keep your kids happy and bellies full.
Tips and Hacks for Packing Your Child’s Lunches
To start off let me share some great tips on how to pack a healthy lunch for your child. Learn ways to make lunchtime fun for your kids, and ways to trick them into eating their fruits and veggies.
Learn all about the lunchbox hacks on how to keep the milk cold, how to serve up leftovers, write notes on bananas and more. All the things realistic parents want or shall I say, need to know about packing lunches.
Here are some solutions for packing lunches and serving up healthy snacks after-school in an easy way for parents.
10 Fun Lunch Ideas
Mason jars are so popular so it is only fitting to use them for packing lunches. Learn how to make pre-made lunches for you or your child for this school year. You will find a variety of ideas and inspiration here.
Transform your child’s sandwich into a bear with this fun bear bento box. Make your kid’s lunch look appealing to the eye so they gobble it up like a hungry bear would!
Nothing beats turkey and cheese sushi rolls in my opinion. A different way to give your child some added protein, and make their lunch fun.
Make-ahead pizza rolls are a great option for kids. What kid doesn’t love anything that has to do with pizza? Make these the night before and just toss in the lunchbox in the morning for a quick lunch.
These turkey and cheese kabobs are a protein packed lunch idea that will help fuel your child to finish out the day. They are a fun way to eat meat and cheese that will make your kids look forward to lunch.
Here are some great bento lunch box to gain inspiration from. A pasta salad one, meat roll ups, and more.
Hidden veggie cream cheese bagels that are Hello Kitty inspired are so fun. Serve with a side of meat if you want some added protein or even a hard-boiled egg. What kid wouldn’t want to eat this adorable kitty.
Over here you will see a handful of lunchbox ideas from pepperoni slices, fresh fruit, cheese, and more. Lots of great easy and simple ideas to make in a hurry.
If your kids are a fan of Superheroes then you have to check out this MARVEL Superhero lunchbox idea. Transform your kid’s lunch into a superhero wonderland.
Need even more lunch box meal ideas, here are 7 more healthy lunch ideas you can pack for your child. No matter what their age these food items are great for their growing bodies.
5 After School Snacks Ideas
Don’t spend money on store-bought yogurt tubes, learn to make your own DIY yogurt tubes. These are a great item to add to their lunches or have for an after-school snack.
Whip up a batch of trail mix cookies. A great way to give them a treat but also help fill them up and give them some energy after a long day at work.
If your child enjoys smoothies, whip them up an after-school melon smoothie. Almond milk, a mix of melon, and more create this healthy smoothie.
Let your kid’s indulge in these keto chocolate chip cookies, that are a lower carb count. Great for a sweet treat after school that isn’t just loaded with tons of sugar.
Nothing beats these banana sushi rolls. Kids will have no problem eating their banana when it looks like a sushi roll!
By switching things up daily and having fresh ideas to try for your kids this school year with these Healthy Back to School Lunch Ideas and After School Snacks you’ll have happy and healthy kiddos, too!
What are your favorite lunch and snack ideas? Leave me a comment below!