It’s only been a few weeks since school started and we’ve already got sandwich fatigue. There are only so many ways to make a sandwich, and ours are pretty predictable.
So we’ve been looking for school lunch ideas that aren’t necessarily sandwiches. We’re not giving up sandwiches altogether…just looking to mix it up a bit around here. Sometimes that means whole new recipes…sometimes it just means taking all the ingredients for sandwiches and serving them on toothpicks or skewers or cutting them up in different shapes. It’s funny how little things can make kids excited about their lunches again.
And so, in the spirit of adventure…and on a quest for whimsy…here are 21 school lunch ideas for sandwichless meals. Venture forth, Brave Meal-Making Warriors, and happy eating to you all!
-LEGO Wyld Style Bento Lunch from Lunchbox Dad — my kids would lose their minds for this
-Veggie Bugs from The Decorated Cookie
-Turkey and cheese wraps — wrap turkey, cheese, and lettuce in a whole-wheat tortilla and add a dab of ranch dressing
-Hardboiled eggs and sliced veggies
-Healthy and Easy Bento Lunches from Eats Amazing
-Mini-Corndog Muffins from Keeley McGuire
-Breakfast for Lunch from Eat Craft Parent — we have breakfast for dinner all the time. Why did I never think about it for lunch?
-Fruit and cheese skewers — alternate fruit chunks like strawberries, melon, or whole grapes with diced cheese.
-Quesadillas — warm or cold. They taste great either way. Add a small container of mild salsa for dipping.
-Homemade Pizza Rolls from Picklebums
-or plain ol’ leftover pizza
-Fiesta Chicken Taco Salad from Happiness is Homemade
-Sandwich Skewers from Hello Wonderful
-Ham, Cheese, and Spinach Muffins from Learn with Play at Home
-Homemade Hummus with pita bread, cheese, and veggies
-Graham cracker peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
-Cucumber and cream cheese wraps
-Lunchbox Pizzas from Food Folks and Fun
-Pasta Salad from Playtivities
-Bagels with peanut butter and sliced banana
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