10 Mix It Up Back to School Lunches

Its that time again… back to school and back to packing lunches. Why not mix it up from the old Monday to Friday sandwich routine? We know that packing the same lunch everyday can get a bit boring. So we’ve  put together a list of ten ways to shake up your kids lunchbox and think outside the sandwich! Here’s our list of 10 Mix It Up Back to School Lunches:

 

Photo Credit: Add A Pinch
Photo Credit: Add A Pinch
  1. Add A Pinch – Mini Quiches

These little bites are healthy, easy and always ready to go in the morning. Make them at the beginning of the week and they’ll be on hand in the fridge for quick morning assembly.

Photo Credit: Kraft
Photo Credit: Kraft

2. Kraft – Cheese Quesadillas

Quesadillas are so versatile. It’s a fuss-free lunch that will satisfy even the pickiest little eater. You can add cooked chicken breast for protein and throw some salsa and avocado in the lunchbox to add extra flavour.

Photo Credit: Betty Crocker
Photo Credit: Betty Crocker

3. Betty Crocker – Roast Beef Roll Ups 

Easy to make with endless filling choices, roll ups are perfect for school lunches. You can add practically anything but this recipe is a great place to start.

Photo Credit: The Spruce
Photo Credit: The Spruce

4.  The Spruce – Hummus and Pita

Hummus is one of those magic foods that every kid likes. Throw a few simple ingredients into a food processor and you have a satisfying lunch. 

Photo Credit: Dinner Than Dessert
Photo Credit: Dinner Then Dessert

5. Dinner Then Dessert  – Mini Pancakes 

You can make these silver dollars on the weekend and save them for lunches during the week. Add hard-boiled eggs, leftover sausages and some fruit to make breakfast for lunch.  Try these boiled egg molds for a fun twist on the egg shape!!  They’re super cute when done and a hit with the kids.

Photo Credit: Inspired Taste
Photo Credit: Inspired Taste

6. Inspired Taste – Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese

Be sure to make the grilled cheese with enough time to completely cool before being packed up to avoid having a soggy sandwich. Warm up some tomato soup and transfer it to a thermos for a warm lunch, especially great on those cold winter school days!

Photo Credit: I Heart Naptime
Photo Credit: I Heart Naptime

7.  I Heart Naptime – Pizza Pinwheels

What kiddo doesn’t love pizza? Treat them to a pizza lunch with a twist with these easy little rolls.

 

Photo Credit: Skinnymixers
Photo Credit: Skinnymixers

8.  Skinny Mixers – Lunchtime Meatballs

Want to sneak extra veggies into lunch? This recipe slips kale into meatballs! Your kids will never guess the secret to why these delicious meatballs are green.

Photo Credit: Pure Wow
Photo Credit: Pure Wow

9. Pure Wow – Mac N Cheese Bites

These mini baked mac-and-cheese bites are baked not fried. Easier to make and a bit healthier. Yes, your kids are going to love them, but we wouldn’t be surprised if they ended up in grown up lunch boxes too!

Photo Credit: Jo Cooks
Photo Credit: Jo Cooks

10. Jo Cooks – Mini Corn Dogs

Last but not least is a lunch that will make your kid the envy of the lunchroom. Add some ketchup and mustard for dipping and some potato salad on the side for lunch perfection.

So that’s our list. Hope it will help make this school year go by a little easier and a little bit more fun. (for both you and your kiddos!)  Check out our DIY Back to School Memory Chalkboard for more back to school fun.

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