I used to spend 45 minutes putting together school lunch for just one child. How is that possible? I have no idea. Once both of my kids started school, I knew that I needed to shave down that time. But trying to stay within the constraints of a healthy diet, work around my children's picky tastes and limit the time I spend making lunches is challenging. In addition, my School Lunches For Kids Pinterest board gets overwhelming.
Therefore, I've sifted through the best ideas so that you don't have to. Here are the best 10 websites I found that have amazing ideas for school lunches for kids so that your kids can eat well and you can spend less time in the kitchen.
1. Gluten-Free Lunch For Kids
Lisa of What Lisa Cooks makes four lunches a day for her kids, so she's quite the expert. Click here to see what she packs in her gluten-free school lunches for kids.
2. Kid-Friendly Wrap Ideas
If your kiddo prefers tacos to sandwiches, shake it up a little by putting something else inside that tortilla. Click here for ideas for kid-friendly wraps from Super Healthy Kids.
3. Tortilla Pizzas
If your child can't get enough of pizza, minimize the carbs on the crust and customize the veggies on top. Click here to see how to make these Tortilla Pizzas from Modern Mom.
4. Back-to-School Lunch Ideas
Amy over at Belly Full keeps it real with well-rounded lunches for kids that are healthy. However, she doesn't go crazy. There's still a potato chip or two in here. Click here for her ideas.
5. School Lunch Ideas for Picky Eaters
If your child is not a picky eater, consider yourself lucky. Even if they are, you don't have to fill the lunchbox with pudding and fruit snacks. Pack small portions, and think outside the sandwich. Click Here for some great healthy lunch ideas for picky eaters from Camille at Growing Up Gabel.
6. Healthier Corn Dogs
If your child likes hot dogs, you can make them more school-lunch friendly by wrapping them in corn tortillas. Cut them in half, omit the stick and store them in a thermos to keep them hot until lunchtime. Click here to see the recipe at Simply Gloria.
7. Turkey Ranch Roll Ups
I'm not sure why kids love anything that's wrapped in a tortilla, but they do. Click here to find out how to make these turkey ranch roll ups from The Pinning Mama. They have protein and veggies together in one lunch item--score!
8. Yumbox Lunch
Are you wondering what kind of lunch box you should use? There are so many options available. Sai at Scout the City loves her Yumbox. So does her daughter. Click here to read about it.
9. Lunch Ideas For All
Still not sure what you want to include in your child's lunch? Ryanna from GRUB shares some general tips about how to pack lunches for the whole family. Just click here for the easy-to-follow tips (and a great recipe for herbed chickpeas).
10. Free Printable School Lunch Planner
Whether you have one child or many, making lunches doesn't have to be complicated. Keep it organized with this free printable school lunch planner from Erika at Living Well Mom. Click here to get the planner.