My 6-year old nephew can be a picky eater so we always pack his lunch for school. I’ve been looking for some new back to school lunches to try this year and there are truly TONS to choose from. These lunches would also be perfect for taking to camp.
7 Creative Back to School Lunches
This is a recipe that I wouldn’t mind taking to lunch myself AND they’re very simple to make. All you need is Pillsbury Refrigerated Pizza Dough, pizza sauce, shredded cheese, pepperoni and a cupcake or muffin tin. Just push the dough into the muffin tins, cover with pizza sauce and toppings, and bake for 10-15 minutes. Woo-lah! Find the full recipe on Really From Pinterest.
Nutella Waffle Sandwich Bites
My little nephew loves Nutella! So I’m sure he’d love this breakfast for lunch meal! All you need is a waffle, nutella, and strawberry jam. Toast the waffle and spread the jam and nutella as if you were making a PB&J sandwich. Cut into the fourths and serve with a side of yogurt (if your child will eat yogurt…still working on that with the little guy! lol)
Banana Crunch Wraps
To make these yummy wraps simply spread peanut butter onto a whole-wheat wrap, top with crispy rice cereal, and and a banana. Roll a banana in the wrap and cut into slices. Who doesn’t love peanut butter and banana? Yum!
Mini Spaghetti Cups
The best part of this lunch is that it can be made and frozen for two weeks. Less work is always a good thing. Just grab your favorite pasta sauce, a lb. of pasta , a lb. of ground meat and some shredded mozzarella cheese to whip up this dish. This recipe will make 12 servings!
Those little juice boxes are so convenient BUT they often contain a lot of sugar. A great alternative is fruit infused water. Simply add small pieces of cut up fruit to a third full water bottle. Refrigerate overnight and put a freezer pack in your child’s lunch to keep it nice and and cold. This is actually a great trick for adult’s too. I love taking fruit infused water to work. Yum!
$2 DIY Pizza Bagels
These $2 DIY Pizza Bagels are a great way to sneak vegetables into a child’s diet! Pack a stick of string cheese, pizza toppings (any veggies will do!), a bagel, and tomato sauce for a DIY pizza that kids can make themselves. Add some grapes and a couple of cookies to bring the cost to just $1.88. Wow!
To make these you will need a special tool. This sandwich cutter and sealer is only $7.36 on Amazon and will make you TONS of sandwich. Simply spread peanut butter and jelly on the middle of a slice of bread. Place the other on top and use the sandwich cutter/sealer. Place in a sandwich bag and freeze. Sweet!
What is your child’s favorite lunch?
Thank you so much for sharing our Nutella Waffle sandwiches!
Dacia Daly says
You’re welcome! They look delicious 🙂