School Lunches

Coming up with new school lunchbox ideas is challenging for most parents, especially if dealing with kids who are picky eaters. These school lunch ideas for kids, from both nutrition experts and parents, offer new foods to try that your kids are likely to eat and enjoy! Have you found something your kids love for their school lunchboxes? Please share your school lunch ideas with us, and we'll include them here!


Chocolate Toffee Cookies

Chocolate Toffee Cookies

For perfectly baked cookies, use a light-colored quality cookie sheet. You want the cookie bottoms to be ever-so-slightly browned, so undercook them just a little bit. Cookie...
Lunchbox Deconstructed Sandwiches

Lunchbox Deconstructed Sandwiches

If desired, use mini cookie cutters (about the same size as the crackers) to cut the lunch meat pieces into fun shapes before packing the lunch box. Your child can then "construct"...
Pumpkin Cream Cheese with Bagels

Pumpkin Cream Cheese with Bagels

This is a terrific recipe for any day of the year, but is especially well-suited to Halloween! Start the day off right with a festive breakfast of bagels, pumpkin cream cheese,...
Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

My boys love helping with this easy cookie recipe. They especially love unwrapping the "Kisses" and putting them on top, one cookie at a time. They also enjoy putting the...
Scoop-It-Up Salmon Salad

Scoop-It-Up Salmon Salad

While many kids are comfy eating tuna fish sandwiches for lunch, salmon may be a tougher sell … unless, of course, it’s our lunch-time salmon salad. Ideal for wraps or...
BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

If you're thinking of making Crock Pot BBQ Chicken, throw in an extra breast and make these easy and delicious quesadillas for another dinner. Two meals, one simple prep--it...
  Lunchbox Turkey-Cranberry Tortilla Bites

Lunchbox Turkey-Cranberry Tortilla Bites

Serve this healthy lunch with a box of raisins and a few animal crackers.
Zucchini Harvest Bounty Bread

Zucchini Harvest Bounty Bread

If you have your own vegetable garden and end up with a surplus of zucchini—or are offered zucchini by your neighbors from their garden—make this bread! It's delicious...
Applesauce in the Slowcooker

Applesauce in the Slowcooker

Great for family dinners and can be saved for lunches!