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EAT | Back to School Lunch Ideas

My little bear Allie started FIRST GRADE this week, and I thought I would share some lunch ideas with you all.  It can sometimes be difficult to come up with things to put into a lunchbox that do not require heat.  Allie prefers to bring her lunch everyday- and I prefer it too.  I like to know exactly what she’s eating (or not eating).  

I always make her lunch the night before; after the girls have gone to bed.  Sometimes these lunches take a little bit of extra time, that’s why I like to do them when I’m not in a rush (like in the morning before school).

I pack her lunch in these little containers that I get from Amazon that have separate compartments.  


I mentioned these in a back to school lunch post along with some other lunchbox items and ideas a while back if you want to check that out!

Here are my ideas!

1.  Turkey, Cheese, and Tomato Skewers


I cut a few skewers in half, and stacked on cherry tomatoes, turkey, and cheese.  I also packed raspberries, wheat thins (they’re her favorite), and some strawberry yogurt.  I added some sprinkles to the top to make it a treat.

2.  Hawaiian Ham and Cheese


I simply made a ham and cheese, but instead of regular bread, I made it on a Hawaiian roll.  It tastes so good this way, and she really likes these rolls.  I put some green grapes on these little reusable toothpicks, then added pink goldfish crackers and a cookie.

3. BLT


I made Allie a BLT, which is one of her favorite sandwiches.  She is almost able to eat a whole sandwich at lunchtime now, so I just sliced it in half and put some cute toothpicks in to keep it together.  Then I added some baby carrots and some trail mix.  I also added a few peanut m&ms to the trail mix to make it a treat.

4.  Wrap


I made her a wrap using a flour tortilla, ham, cheese, and some spinach.  I rolled it up, cut it into slices, and kept them together with toothpicks.  I added some strawberries, cheese nips, and a few fruit snacks.

5. Lunchables


Here I have used a cookie cutter to cut ham and cheese into circles, and added some crackers for a make-your-own lunchable.  I also put some cherry tomatoes, a granola bar, and some Barbie fruit snacks.  Kids just love to assemble, and Allie really loved this lunch.

6.  PB&J


A few days ago, Allie pointed out “Uncrustables” at the grocery store and asked what they were.  They are basically little frozen peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in a round shape.  I thought I could make her one on this day, so I made the sandwich, used a circle cookie cutter, and sealed all of the edges with a fork.  I added some cubed cheese, tortilla chips, raspberries, and a little pink starburst.

All of these lunches were a hit with my girls, and I hope you like them too!

Thanks for reading xx

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