School Lunch Ideas and Recipes

Delicious kids lunch ideas perfect for a lunch box. With fun noodle salads, roll ups and more, your child won't be trading her lunch with the other kids!

Community Picks

Fresh Veggie Bagel Sandwich

Rating: 4.5 stars 75
This sandwich is so healthy and fresh! Crispy veggies and tangy mustard make this meal a real treat that you won't have to feel bad about eating. This sandwich is terrific with gourmet kettle cooked potato chips!

Whole Wheat Pumpkin-Applesauce Muffins

Rating: 4.5 stars 228
This is a great recipe for those times when you have half a can of pumpkin left over. The muffins taste great right from the oven, but are even better the next day—if they last that long! Kids love them and it's a good way to sneak fruits, veggies, and fiber into their diets.

Apple Chips

Rating: 4 stars 104
These 3-ingredient cinnamon apple chips are a delicious, crispy snack.

Ants on a Log

Rating: 4.5 stars 121
This is a fun snack that kids can make. It consists of artfully arranged celery, peanut butter, and raisins.

Turkey Wraps

Rating: 4.5 stars 123
These light and tasty wraps are great for lunch, or slice them smaller and they make wonderful party appetizers or great little after-school snacks.

Fruity Fun Skewers

Rating: 5 stars 176
I was looking for a different way to serve fruit, and it just popped into my head! Why not use fruit skewers?

Japanese Tamago Egg

Rating: 4.5 stars 40
This tasty rolled omelet will make a great addition to your sushi platter.
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Cute Bento Box Lunches

If you need a handy new lunchbox to take to school, these bento boxes will do the trick in style!
By Isadora Baum

Chicken Quesadillas

Rating: 4.5 stars 1166
This is a great recipe for parties. I freeze the leftovers; they reheat quite well. The zesty chicken and cooked peppers are a succulent delight when mixed with the melted cheeses. Cut the quesadillas into wedges and serve with sour cream and salsa.

Corn Dog Muffins

Rating: 4.5 stars 740
An easy way to make the favorite treat from the fair. You can substitute cocktail wieners for hot dogs.
By TINA3031

Peanut Butter Noodles

Rating: 4.5 stars 1537
This is kid friendly with an Asian twist. Can also be made with spaghetti pasta.

Inspiration and Ideas

Easy Snack Wraps
Rating: Unrated 206
Kids will love these simple and easy wraps. Pack them for lunch, or serve them as an after-school snack.
How to Prep Easy School Lunches for the Week
Having a simple game plan and a few prepped ingredients on hand means lunches are packed up faster.
Chicken Quesadillas
Rating: 4.5 stars 1166

Tasty chicken quesadillas filled with bell peppers, onions, and cheese.