One thing I’m trying to stay away from this school year is giving my kids a sandwich every day for lunch. I want to avoid the bagged lunch boredom and make sure that they’re eating what I pack for them. To do that, I’ve hunted down 10 delicious recipes on what non-sandwich options I can pack. These ideas are so good, I’m evening rethinking my own lunches!
My other idea on lunch box surprises are lunchbox notes and jokes! It’s always sweet to send along a note with your child’s lunch – reminding them to have a great day or telling them that you love them. I cultivated 10 great options for free printable lunchbox notes. There are so many fun themes to pick from, that your kids can have a different note, each day of the week!
This school year, give your children some excitement in their lunch boxes! These 20 non-sandwich lunch ideas that will put a smile on your children’s faces each time they go to lunch.
Non-sandwich Lunch Ideas –
Shaken Together Life – Kid-Approved Pasta Salad
This Mama Loves – Ham and Pineapple Kababs
Thrifty Jinxy – Chicken Taco Bento and Printable Lunch Box Notes
Fearless Dining – Tuna Spring Rolls
Hip 2 Save – Mini Corn Dog Muffins
I Should Be Mopping the Floor – Ham and Mac and Cheese Lunchbox Muffins
What Lisa Cooks – Pizza Rolls
This Mama Loves – Goldfish Crusted Chicken Nuggets
Thrifty Jinxy – Apple “Sandwich”
Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons – Easy Cheeseburger Puffs
Lunchbox Notes & Jokes
733 Blog – Chatty Lunches Love Notes
Lil Luna – Lunch Box Notes
Kids Activities Blog – Printable Lunchbox Notes
Buggy and Buddy – Lunch Notes for Childrens’ Lunch
Mama Miss – Ten Little Lunch Notes
Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke – Fruit and Veggie Lunch Box Jokes
Today’s Creative Life – Lunch Box Notes for Boys and Girls
Time Out with Mom – Superhero Lunch Box Notes
Reasons to Skip the House Work – Lunch Box Love Notes
Coupons Are Great – Lego Lunch Box Notes and Jokes
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Thanks for including some of our lunch ideas! I shared via Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.
Katherine King says
you are very welcomed.