13 Creative School Lunch Ideas

Skip the egg salad and switch things up a little with these lunch ideas your kids will love

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It’s not always easy to come up with new school lunch ideas for your kids, especially when you’re pressed for time. To help you avoid those exasperated complaints of “tuna salad, again?” we’ve rounded up some creative lunch ideas that are big on fun, but quick and easy to put together.

Cupcakes and Muffins
What can we say? Things just taste better in cupcake or muffin form. The bonus here is that you can make a big batch of these yummy recipes ahead of time and simply pop one into your child’s lunch box throughout the week.

Wicked-Good Pizza Muffins
Confetti Cornbread Cupcakes
Mini Lasagna Cupcakes
Mac & Cheese Cupcakes
Scrambled Egg Cupcakes

Sandwiches 2.0
It’s not that we don’t love a good PB & J, but after a while, even your favourite sammie can get a little bit dull. Here’s how to kick it up a notch.

Sandwich Sushi Rolls
You Are My Sunshine Sandwich
Jellyfish Sandwich

Say Hello to Bento
Bento lunches may seem intimidating at first, but the truth is that they can be as simple or elaborate as you’d like. We’re fans of this school lunch idea because it provides a well-rounded meal in just one container.

Ferb Bento Box Sandwiches
Mini-Meatball Bento Lunch
Easter Egg Bento

Don’t Forget the Drinks!
Out of juice boxes? Switch things up a bit and send your wee one to school with a healthy smoothie. Simply blend it up at home and pour into an insulated container and it will still be nice and cold by lunch time.

• Frozen Soy Milk Fruit Smoothie with Flax and Blueberries
Mango Banana Smoothie

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