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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

School Lunch Ideas from WeeliciousPin
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 WeeliciousPin

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About the Author

Catherine is a 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. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


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  6. I love cutting up fruit into shapes and cutting up his. Sandwich in some shape that looks like an animal, he loves to see the different shapes I cut up his food in.

  7. I would so love to win your cookbook!! Thanks for the chance!
    It is hard for me to come up with lunch ideas that my picky son will eat, but I never fail with muffins. I sneak a lot of stuff into them, and he eats them right up.

  8. I love to add hard boiled eggs to my dsughter’s lunch. Her dessert(if it’s a special day) is 6 chocolate chips – a bit of sweetness but nothing too much.

  9. Pancakes- my daughter loves them & I can shred just about any vegetable & sneak it in

  10. General meals I have tips for. Lunches I do not. My child is truly picky. Hates lunchmeat and sandwiches. Loves green beans. Many other things like all kids. I feel stuck. I have your book, but haven’t truly looked at it. I really need to!

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