Extremely Easy & Healthy Non-Sandwich School Lunch Ideas for Kids
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If you have picky eaters like me, you’re probably on the hunt for healthy non sandwich school lunch ideas for your kids.
The struggle of what to pack for lunch every day is very daunting.
If you’re a mom, then there are days when it may seem impossible to think up new ideas altogether- which can be hard on your kids if they find themselves eating the same sandwich each day with no variations.
But no worries! It’s sometimes hard to strike that balance between healthy and appetizing choices. We have got you covered.
Here is a list of 20 creative non-sandwich lunch ideas that will make packing lunches exciting again!
You’re going to make your kids happy and healthy with these awesome lunch ideas!
Non-Sandwich Lunch Packing Supplies
If you’re like me, you’re probably no stranger to whipping up peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, throwing them in a ziploc baggy and calling it good. I’ve found that using bento style lunch boxes has helped increase my creativity when prepping lunches for my kids.
Bento boxes are great because they have several small compartments. My picky eaters are more likely to try new things in small portions, so I try to add a few food items that I know they’re going to love, with a couple new ones.
I’ve also found that packing my kids lunch with cute little animal shaped food picks, encourages them to have fun with their food and eat more.
Here are a few of our favorite lunch packing supplies for a back to school non sandwich lunch box:
- Bentgo Lunch Box (young kids, smaller compartments)
- Bentgo Lunch Box (adults & teens)
- Small Thermos (pack soups, pasta, or nuggets)
- Silicone Muffin Cups (use these for dips, or to further separate lunch box compartments)
- Animal Food Picks (use instead of forks as a fun way to pick up fruit, or make “kabobs”)
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