5 Great Back to School Lunch Ideas

5 Great Back to School Lunch Ideas

It’s September, which means Back-to-School Mode is in full swing for many families. With class shopping lists to buy, first day of school outfits to find, and new safety measures to be thinking about, your grocery list may be the last thing on your mind. That’s why we have curated a list of healthy, quick back-to-school lunches that kids of all ages can enjoy!

With the ability to customize the ingredients on the fly, these recipes provide options for both picky eaters and parents looking to use up leftovers in the fridge. Have some leftover tortillas to use up? Take a look at the pinwheel recipes. What about kids who love pizza more than anything else? There’s a recipe for that, too!

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls, aheadofthyme.com

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls, aheadofthyme.com

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

Who doesn’t love a pizza that’s small enough to fit in one hand and eat in two bites? This recipe can incorporate pepperoni and cheese, or you can swap in any toppings your little student will love! Not only are they simple to make, they also pack well into a school lunch and can be made and stored in a freezer until you are ready to thaw and use them.

Hummus Pin Wheels, washingtonpost.com

Hummus Pin Wheels, washingtonpost.com

4-Ingredient Pepper and Hummus Pinwheels

Looking for something extra quick and nutritious? Check out these pinwheels! This recipe can be made with any flavor hummus you might have in the fridge – from spinach and artichoke to garlic. Or, go plain and use a flavorful tortilla instead! With just four ingredients and lots of room to mix things up for any set of tastebuds, this is a versatile option for school lunches.

Sandwhiches, tasteofhome.com

Sandwhiches, tasteofhome.com

Peanut Butter, Apple and Raisin Sandwich

Fall is the perfect time of year to make delicious lunches featuring apples! These sandwiches can be made open-faced, like the recipe suggests, or with a second piece of bread to make for easy packing. With the options for creamy or crunchy peanut butter and a huge selection of apples this time of year, it’s easy to make a combination that anyone might love.

Zucchini Boats, aheadofthyme.com

Zucchini Boats, aheadofthyme.com

Baked Zucchini Boats with Marinara and Cheese

This recipe is an excellent way to use up those garden vegetables that might still be pouring in throughout September. Simply add some cheeses, marinara sauce, and herbs to these hollowed-out zucchinis for both a tasty and nutritious lunch.

Peanut Butter Pinwheels, tasteofhome.com

Peanut Butter Pinwheels, tasteofhome.com

Peanut Butter Granola Pinwheels

Ready for a second pinwheel recipe? We just couldn’t resist! With their fun shape and almost endless possibilities for fillings, pinwheels are bound to bring a smile to any aged kid when they open up their lunch. This one peanut butter and granola, along with a little bit of honey, for a fast and filling lunch option.

 

Will any of these recipes satisfy your tiny scholar? We hope so! Whether they are a sandwich, pizza, or pinwheel fan, keep these recipes on hand anytime you’re looking for a quick and nutritious school lunch option.

 

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By: Rachel Valerio

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