Pack a Back to School Lunch Box Your Kids Will Eat

by Margielynn

Back to school lunch box suggestions for your kids. Pick the foods your kids will eat from these great list of choices! Get your kids involved in selecting their favorites for thei

Back to School is right around the corner or already here! Are you looking for suggestion for packing the lunch box with foods your child will eat?
This article will give you some ideas for packing a meal that your child will love and eat, plus some healthier choices.
First make sure your child picks a lunch box with a thermos and an insulated section where you can put hot and cold foods, but let them pick the design that they like and are proud to carry to school.
Freezing juice or drink boxes will keep foods cold, they will thaw by lunchtime. Or, you can also invest in miniature cold packs that can be found in the sporting goods section of your local department store.
There are so many healthy and delicious options to choose for your child's lunch box! Make your child happy by planning their meals with foods they love! The lunch box will come home empty!

Pick Your Favorite Lunchbox!

Planning For Lunches
Planning For Lunches

Let The Kids Pick Their Favorite Fruits

Pig Pen
Pig Pen

Fruit Choices

  • Bananas

  • Oranges, best to peel and section

  • Blueberries

  • Pineapple

  • Apples

  • Pears

  • Plums

  • Melon

  • Grapes

  • Cherries

  • Strawberries

  • Peaches

  • Nectarine

Choose whatever is in season; for smaller children cut fruits in bite size piece.

  • Fruit cups

  • Apple slices with peanut butter for dipping

  • Dried fruit or fruit chips

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Some Great Tips

Deli Roll

Vegetable Choices:

Vegetables in finger food size:

  • Cherry tomatoes

  • Carrots

  • Cucumbers

  • Cauliflower

  • Broccoli

  • Celery

For dipping add low-fat seasoned cream cheese, hummus or ranch dressing.

Make the Lunch Box Meal Fun!

Hello Kitty
Hello Kitty

Sandwiches, Wraps, Salads and Soups:

  • Peanut butter and jelly sandwich

  • Sandwich wraps

  • Sliced meat rolled into a tube, some kids do not always want the bread, offer on the side.

  • Cheese quesadillas

  • Chicken, tuna or egg salad

  • Pasta salad

  • Hot soup, stew or chili

For unique sandwiches, get out the cookie cutter to cut the sandwich, a new one every day.

Extra Goodies

  • Hard-cooked eggs

  • String cheese

  • Bean dip and baked tortilla chips

  • A Healthier alternative to chip: veggie chips, bagel rounds, or baked tortilla crisps.

  • Trail Mix, you can buy ready made or make your own.

  • Mini muffins, buy or make your own.

  • Dress up low-fat yogurt by sending some stir-ins like granola, trail mix or unsalted chopped nuts.

  • Bag of pretzels, crackers or cereal

  • Graham crackers

  • Popcorn, popped


  • 100% Juice boxes

  • 1% milk

  • Vegetable juice

  • Water

Tips From Margielynn

Personal Touch!
  • Put a personal note, cartoon or a picture of the family pet and remind them how much you love them.

  • Include your child on meal planning, if they do not like it they will not eat it.

  • Food picks are a cute way to make the lunchbox meal really special for your child! Find their favorite theme and they will be delighted when they open it! 

Fun And Healthy Lunch Box Back to School!

Does your child take a lunch to school or eat at school lunchroom!

Lunch Box or School Lunchroom!
Updated: 01/21/2018, Margielynn
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Margielynn on 08/23/2017

Chunky or creamy peanut butter would be equally delicious! No nothing about food breath!

DerdriuMarriner on 08/22/2017

Margielynn, How do you make peanut butter into a dip for apples? Is it as is, chunky or creamy? Any suggestions about food breath?

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