Back to School Lunch Ideas

Engaged Educators Back to School Lunch Schedule

Take the guess work out of lunch preparation and design a four-week schedule to follow. This will ensure a nutritional variety for your kids all while leaving the guess work out for grocery shopping and lunch preparation.

TIP: Try preparing everything on Sundays. If the budget allows, buy five days worth of reusable containers and stack them in the fridge for a grab and go option. If space is at a premium in your fridge, like mine, try chopping up all veggies and fruits on Sundays so you can easily grab the necessary quantities in the mornings. Make your life as easy as possible is the first step to keeping your lunches on track.

OPTION 1

Jam/Sandwich Sushi Rolls + Carrots + Apple Slices + Yoghurt + Something Fun

OPTION 2

Pasta Salad + Celery & Dip + Strawberries + Yoghurt + Something Fun

OPTION 3

Pita + Hummus + Cucumber + Baby Tomatoes + Cheese Strings + Something Fun

OPTION 4

Cheese Quesadilla + Berries + Peppers + Egg + Something Fun

OPTION 5

Make Your Own Pizza + Something Fun

INJECTING FUN

There are copious ways to inject fun into your kids lunches. Add a little treat. Stick a funny post-it note on their lunch kit. Use cookie cutters to make fun shapes. The list is endless and I highly recommend you Google this topic as well.

OTHER INGREDIENT IDEAS

Bagels, crackers, tortillas, tacos, make your own sandwich, pretzel-based trail mixes, spaghetti, meat slices, chicken caesar wraps, salads, popcorn-based trail mixes