Non-Sandwich Lunch Ideas for Kids
Are you and your kids in a school lunch rut? Are they boycotting the same old? Here is a great collection of 30+ Non-Sandwich Lunch Ideas for Kids.
This question stumps us all from time to time: What can I have for lunch besides sandwiches?
Through the school year we always tend to over do it on the sandwich. It’s a standard for a reason, but that gets boring and too repetitive.
Over the summer months I don’t even think one sandwich was made in this house, and already the kids are groaning at the thought of going back.
The trick is, mix it up more. Sandwiches are good, but let’s aim for 2-3 a week instead of 5. Yet what do you send for school lunches besides sandwiches? Bookmark this as your school year saviour!
Here is a collection of non-sandwich school lunch ideas that are interesting variations that keep everyone’s appetites healthy and happy, and best of all – reduce the complaining!
30+ Non-Sandwich Lunch Ideas for Kids
A Pumpkin and a Princess – Mini Pizza
Lexi’s Kitchen – Smokey Chicken Salad
My Organized Chaos – Pizza Buns
Spaceships and Laser Beams – Pizza Rolls
Kidz Activities – Tuna and Corn Sushi
Shaken Together Life – Quesadillas
B Inspired Mama – Fishstick bento
Lil Luna – Lunch Kabobs
My Organized Chaos – Ham & Havarti Twists
Shaken Together Life – Pizza Pasta Salad
Dinner at the Zoo – Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels
My Organized Chaos – Roasted Red Pepper Turkey Wraps
Dessert Now Dinner Later – Ham and Cheese Pockets
The Petite Cook – Baked Cauliflower Fritters
Momables – Mini Pumpkin Pancakes
My Organized Chaos – Dill Pickle Pasta Salad
The Girl Who Ate Everything – Mini Burritos
I Should Be Mopping the Floor – Ham and Mac and Cheese Lunchbox Muffins
Butter with a Side of Bread – Cheesy Meatball Bites
Lil Luna – Corn Dog Nuggets
Happiness is Homemade – Fiesta Chicken Taco Salad
Cook the Story – Freeze Ahead Pasta Salad
Raising Whasians – Cucumber Sushi
Paging Fun Mums – Savoury Wafffle Sticks
Let the Baking Begin – Pretzel Dogs
Mom on Timeout – Chicken Cobb Kabob
Mess For Less – Make-Your-Own Tacos
Bake Play Smile – Zucchini and Ham Muffins
Crunchy Creamy Sweet – Apple Zucchini Muffins
The Mom of the Year – Potstickers
Bento For My Girls – DIY Cheese, Crackers, and Ham Lunchable
Kannamma Cooks – Broccoli Nuggets
Happiness is Homemade – BBQ Chicken Cups
Healthy Little Foodie – Fruity Chicken Balls
Do you have any other non-sandwich school lunch ideas?
Those are great ideas! We often give the kiddos leftovers from the night before; everything from lasagna and different pastas, different curries and rice, tacos/quesadillas, salads, middle eastern meals, etc.
I love the pinwheels and turkey wraps ! i was actually clueless on what to pack other then sandwiches. trying to find something my kids like and also school friendly, the only thing i could think of was sandwiches
Lots of great ideas here! I’m gonna save this list to check out when lunchbox burnout sets in. The kebabs sound so fun!
These are all great ideas, the kids get bored of sandwiches all the time, and it’s nice to change it up and make their lunch exciting!
Kids get bored of sandwiches all the time and so do I, it’s time to get creative. thanks!
Perfect read for me at this time, my little one starts school soon and does not enjoy sandwiches. I will use most of these ideas. Thanks!!