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10 Easy School Lunch Ideas

Tasty bites to pack in a lunchbox or to serve up at home.

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Whether you’re serving school lunches at home (thanks, remote learning!) or packing a lunchbox for your kid, it’s easy to get burned-out on meal prepping. To help you spruce things up, here are 10 fresh, kid-approved recipes.

Apple Cheese Wraps

Forget the bread—wrap sliced apples and small rectangles of cheese with your child’s favorite deli meat.

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BLT Bites

Appetizers double as perfectly sized snacks for little mouths. Make some BLT bites at home and share them as a family, or pack them in a container for a savory to-go lunch.

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Protein Cereal Bars

There’s no denying that most kids love cereal. Add a healthier, easy-to-transport twist by making these protein-packed cereal bars.

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Cucumber Stackers

Use cookie cutters to create fun and kid-friendly shapes out of cucumbers and cheese.

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Caprese Quiche

Make this flavorful quiche for breakfast on Sunday, then slice up the leftovers to pack in a lunchbox.

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Strawberry Waffle Sandwiches

Picky eater? Try serving breakfast for lunch—a fun and unexpected treat for your kiddo! These cream cheese filled waffles are especially appealing to those with a sweet tooth.

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Monogram Sandwich 

Use red beet hummus or plant based, dye-free food colors to add some cheer to sandwiches. Then, use a cookie cutter to mark a bread slice with your child’s initial.

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Strawberry SunButter Bites

SunButter and strawberries rolled up in tortillas make for another sweet and quick lunch option.

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Banana Dog Bites

Another delicious option: Banana and peanut butter roll-ups!

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Sandwich Kabobs

When in doubt, add your little one’s favorite sandwich toppings to wooden skewers. Sometimes, all you need to entice kids to eat is to switch up the presentation.

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