We all know that packing our own (or spouse’s) lunch for work each day or kids’ lunches for school is a great way to save a LOT of money over the course of the year vs. buying a lunch every day. But, after a while the same ‘ol peanut butter and jelly or ham and cheese sandwiches can get pretty boring. We’re trying to find some fun new additions to the lunch box routine before back-to-school rolls around. (It will be here before you know it!)
Who say’s lunch needs to be boring?
Apple Sandwiches Recipe from Thrifty Jinxy- These snacks are packed with good-for-you things like apples, raisins and peanut butter. If peanuts are off the list at your house or school, just substitute almond butter, sun butter or another spread of your choice.
California Veggie Sandwich from Peas and Crayons-This California Veggie Sandwich is my favourite! The trick to making this vegetarian sandwich downright irresistible is the homemade spinach dip spread! You’re going to LOVE it!
Tuna Noodle Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauce from Fearless dining- Are your kids tired of sandwiches already? Give these simple tuna spring rolls with a tangy dipping sauce a try!
DIY Pod Sandwich Recipe from Sweep Tight- because at one point of another we all have had to deal with “that child”who refuses to eat their crusts! Plus you can make them ahead of time and pop them in the freezer for those crazy mornings when the last thing you want to do is make 5 different lunches!
Southwest Turkey Wrap Recipe from Thrifty Jinxy –with a tangy homemade sauce is a great way to spice things up a bit. If you don’t like things spicy, you can leave out the chipotle chile and it will still be very tasty!
Tropical Fruit Spring Rolls-From Blueberry and Basil- a creative, delicious and healthy fruit desert that will delight your kids taste buds. No trading here!
Easy Chicken Greek Salad Wrap Sandwich from Snappy Gourmet-a quick healthy lunch recipe that can also easily be made gluten-free.
How to Send Chicken Nuggets in a School Lunch from Passion for savings –If you’ve ever wondered how to send chicken nuggets in a school lunch, here’s the BEST way i’ve found to keep them warm till it’s time to eat!
Easy Asian Tuna Vermicilli Noodle Salad from Fearless Dining-Kids love noodles and this tuna salad is gluten free, nut free, dairy free, soy free, and egg free making it safe for any child with food allergies.
Super Hero Lunch to Help Children Feel Brave! from The joys of boys-Any type of change or new situation can cause children to feel the jitters. This Super Hero Lunch is designed to help them feel brave and courageous so they can feel “SUPER” as they face new situations.
Angry Birds Bento Lunch from Sweet shoppe Mom –inspired by some of the best bento lunch bloggers this Angry Birds lunch will be a huge hit!
Homemade Pepperoni Pizza Rolls for School Lunches from Crazy adventures in parenting – for when your kids craving pizza but ordering a 14′ inch just won’t feed the entire class.
Easy School Lunch With Ocean Spray, Chicken Salad and Trail Mix from Just stop screaming- something easy, something good, something they will eat and is ready in minutes.
Ham and Cheese Roll Up from Practical mommy- cheesy, hammy and quick and easy. I could eat about three of these and not feel guilty at all!
Peanut Butter & Jelly sushi bento boxes from jman and miller bug- Creative and fun, perfect for the picky eaters!
Packing a Healthy Bento Box School Lunch from Scratch Mommy- healthy foods to make mom happy without sacrificing yummy foods your kids love and will actually be happy to eat!
Homemade Vegan Protein Bars from Fearless Dining-These homemade vegan paleo protein bars are so good, nobody will suspect they are healthy.
Peanutty peantut butter bars from Maegan Blinka- perfect after quick school snack while your little ones finish up those last few spelling bee words 😉
Lunch box kabobs from it is a keeper-super easy to make and can even be assembled the night before! There are so many yummy ways to make these to so the possibilities are endless.
Quesadillas from thekitchn- They’re kid favourites for a reason — and contrary to our adult biases, they don’t need to be piping hot to be delicious.
Get the lunch box!
Like to pick up a bento lunch boxes?
- EasyLunchboxes-3-Compartment-Bento-Containers-Classic, $9.99 at amazon