5 Quick & Easy School Lunches For Back To School
It’s that time of year and we have the best Easy School Lunches just in time for September. School lunches just got easier. It’s time for the “What’s For Lunch?” question and we have the perfect answer! It’s hard to believe that school is just around the corner and the “What’s For Lunch” question is about to happen but we’ve got you covered with these 5 quick and easy school lunches that will make your kid the envy of the cafeteria.
Having raised 5 children and being a classroom teacher, the struggle is real but now lunches can be just as fun as they are yummy. Here are 5 delicious lunches that kids will be begging for.
- Lunchables. My kids love the Lunchable cracker sandwiches fun cracker sandwiches. But you can easily make your own at home! The best part of making your own is that you can customize them to your kids’ liking. Here are a few ideas:
– Mix ham, turkey, or salami lunch meats in for some variety.
– Store-bought Lunchables don’t include fruit. Add in strawberries, blueberries, or kiwis.
– Cut fun shapes out of the cheese. These small cutters make it easy!
- Taco Tuesday doesn’t have to be just for dinner. Whether you use up leftovers or if you whip up some taco meat in advance, tacos are always a hit. Keep the taco meat warm in a container! Kids can add their meat, cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes to make their own. Add chips and a side of guacamole for a complete meal. We found some great Funtainers on Amazon and there are other great selections at the Dollar Store.
- Spaghetti and meatballs may not seem like a traditional pack your own lunch, but it’s an easy one. Add the spaghetti to your Funtainer to keep it warm. Frozen meatballs are fast to make the night before, making morning packing a breeze. Complete with a side salad and breadstick.
- Breakfast is good any time of day – including lunch! While you are making your breakfast this weekend, make a few extra pieces of french toast for lunch. In your Funtainer, add French toast sticks and a couple of sausage links. My kids love this meal with mandarin oranges! For a fun bonus, include a small container of powdered sugar!
- My number one requested lunch from my kids to make is mac and cheese with ham twists. Your Funtainer comes in handy for the macaroni for this one too! To make ham twists, unroll a package of crescent dough. In a small dish, melt butter, sprinkle in brown sugar and add a bit of dijon mustard. Brush on the crescent dough. Top with ham and cheese and roll-up. Brush the tops with butter and poppy seeds. Bake as directed. Finish your lunch with a pack of applesauce and your kids will have a new favorite lunch!
Now you don’t have to dread the “What’s For Lunch?” question anymore because lunch can be quick and easy. Plus another fun thing to do is I started letting my kids make my lunch-it’s amazing how well they know me (they even packed me food to trade with the other teachers). How do you solve the “What’s For Lunch?” question?