School Lunches Ideas + Easy Tips

School Lunch Ideas from Weelicious
pita pizza, cucumber yogurt dip, berries, Mini Babybel cheese, apple chips, carrot and cucumber sticks


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School lunch. While summer is actually in sight (believe it or not) and I'm sure you can't wait to not have to make and pack lunch every day, there's still a few months of school to get through. As those of you who follow me on Facebook and Instagram know, I've been posting a picture of my kids' school lunches every day for years there, and so to help you get through this last long stretch until summer, today I'm sharing a bunch of my favorite lunchbox combo ideas here on Weelicious.

You can pack these recipes in separate containers in a brown bag, or in reusable bento style containers like these from "Planet Box, Laptop Lunches or Get Yubo.

Scroll to the bottom to see some of my favorite tips for making school lunch unbelievably easy. And if you're still in need of more inspiration, you can always pick up a copy of my book, Weelicious Lunches or leave a comment below telling me some of your favorite lunch box idea for a chance to win one of two signed copies. I love learning new tricks!

School Lunch Ideas from Weelicious
olive tapenade cream cheese sammies, yogurt w/ honey, kiwi, strawberries, broccoli salad, freeze dried strawberry


School Lunch Ideas from Weelicious
brown rice w/ sesame seeds, Mini Babybel cheese, mango, watermelon, rice crackers, vegwee dip w/ carrots


School Lunch Ideas from Weelicious
baked blueberry doughnut, chickpeas, grapes, roast vegetables, salami


School Lunch Ideas from Weelicious
crispy chicken nuggets, corn wheels, homemade potato chips, donut peach, figs


School Lunch Ideas from Weelicious
PB&J sushi sandwiches, shaved veggie salad, berries, rice crispy balls, edamame


School Lunch Ideas from Weelicious
faux nutella matzo sammie, green hummus, carrots, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, Asian pear, dried apricots


School Lunch Ideas from Weelicious
mexican fried rice, cheese cubes, Mini Babybel cheese, carrots, berries, olives


School Lunch Ideas from Weelicious
corn dog mini muffins, oatmeal raisin cookies, hearts of palm, cucumbers, passion fruit & mandarins


School Lunch Ideas from Weelicious
lentils, quinoa, sunflower butter bran muffins, grated carrots, pickles, strawberries, blueberries


School Lunch Ideas from Weelicious
yogurt, salami, passion fruit, blackberries, avocado w/ lime, Way Better Snacks sweet potato tortilla chipsBob's Red Mill Granola


School Lunch Ideas from Weelicious
cheesy meatloaf bites, strawberry fruit leather, corn w/parmesan cheese, pomegranate seeds & orange ginger cookies


School Lunch Ideas from Weelicious
black beans, rice, maple roast veggies, spelt pumpkin muffins, melon, berries, dried strawberries


School Lunch Ideas from Weelicious
BBQ chicken bites, figs, plums, tomatoes, dried cherries, whole grain fruit-filled bars from Weelicious Lunches


Time saving tips for the night before_

* Cut up veggies and serve alone or alongside hummus, salad dressing or your child's favorite dip.

* Wash whole fruits

* Cut up apples or pears and toss the slices with a squeeze of lemon or orange juice to prevent browning.

* Go in your fridge and peek through leftover containers for_

- brown rice that can be tossed with black beans or sesame seeds (for added protein).

- cooked pasta that can be mixed with pesto or tomato sauce and a sprinkle of grated parmesan cheese.

- chicken that you can slice and put inside a wrap, sandwich or serve on it's own with some BBQ sauce for dipping.

- baked sweet potatoes simply on their own make a fabulous hand held meal.

* When you bake cookies, freeze a few baked or unbaked cookies first on cookie sheets (so they don't stick together) and then transfer them to labeled zipper bags. Pop a few out and quickly bake them whenever you need an easy sweet treat.

And no matter what, always try and make sure lunch is balanced by including a fruit, vegetable, protein and carbohydrate!

School Lunch Ideas from Weelicious


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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.