20+ Lunchbox Ideas to Get You Through The School Year

It’s getting to that time of year where packing the kids’ lunchboxes is a dreaded chore. We can be bad about buying the same old things and it gets a bit boring. So! I’ve been trying to change things throughout the school year and document some different lunchbox ideas to share with you.

Some of these options are meatless because one of my kiddos won’t eat meat, but you could easily add in some protein to those options as well.

Lunchbox Prep

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One of the things I’ve started doing, is stocking a basket in the pantry and fridge just for lunchboxes. It makes everything so much easier when you have all your lunchbox goodies in one place.

Also, I use these divided storage containers instead of ziplock baggies (most of the time). It saves money and cuts down on waste.

Rubbermaid Lunchbox

Lunchbox Ideas

Okay, let’s get going!

ONE Peanut butter filled pretzels, applesauce pouch, cheese stick & a yogurt drink.
TWO Pepperonis, cheese stick, peanut butter filled pretzels, pineapple, fruit snacks & a juice box.
THREE Peanut butter sandwich, raisins, yogurt drink & milk.

FOUR Tortilla roll-up with turkey & cheese, apples, cheez-its, Teddy grahams & applesauce.
FIVE Pepperonis, pretzels, yogurt drink, watermelon, cheese cubes & a juice box.
SIX Grilled chicken bites, bbq sauce, boiled eggs, cinnamon applesauce & cheese slices.

SEVEN Pickles, thick sliced ham, cheez-its, cinnamon applesauce & a Yoohoo.
EIGHT Pickles, hot dog roll-ups, peanut butter filled pretzels, fruit snacks & a juice box.
NINE Peanut butter graham cracker stacks, sliced apples, yogurt & applesauce.

TEN DIY Pizza Lunchable: Mini tortillas, tomato sauce, pepperonis & cheese.
ELEVEN Sandwich sliders, yogurt drink, sliced apples, fruit snacks & a Yoohoo.
TWELVE Banana, applesauce, goldfish crackers & yogurt.

THIRTEEN Fruit snacks, yogurt drink, applesauce, tortilla slices & pepperonis.
FOURTEEN Roasted chicken bites, cheese sticks, fruit snacks, grapes, a muffin & a juice box.
FIFTEEN Ham & cheese sandwich, strawberry applesauce, boiled eggs & sliced strawberries.

SIXTEEN Hot dog sandwich, fruit snacks, grapes, applesauce & a juice box.
SEVENTEEN Yogurt, applesauce, cheese sticks, grapes, strawberries & peanut butter stacks.
EIGHTEEN Sliced ham, grapes, cheese sticks, peanut butter stacks, yogurt & a juice box.

NINETEEN Popcorn, yogurt, pepperonis, ham slices, cheese stick, oranges & a juice box.
TWENTY Ham sandwich, applesauce, cheese bites, oranges & animal crackers.
TWENTY-ONE Watermelon, oranges, sandwich sliders, potato chips & applesauce.

I hope these are helpful ideas for all you mamas (and daddies)! So, what are your go-to lunchbox favorites? I’m always looking for way to change things up. I’d love to hear your ideas!

Now that we’ve got lunch covered, go check out my post on Easy Weeknight Dinners! I hope you have a great week!

Kimberly

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