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13 Simple Lunch Box Recipes

It’s almost back to school time again! That means packing lunches again daily for my three kids. I know we often get stuck in a rut of the same sandwich day after day. Here are 13 creative and fun lunch box recipes to try with everything from delicious wraps, pinwheels, DIY pizza, fondue and bento box ideas.

Your kids will love the variety in their lunches and you will love how easy these are to make! (Plus, you may find a few recipes that you pack for your own lunches!)


1. Lunch Box Pizza (pictured above) – This is an awesome way to make a homemade pizza ‘lunchable’.

2. Mexican Pinwheels (pictured above)- These pinwheels are easy to make and perfect finger food for lunches.

3. Chicken Taco Lunch with Printable Notes – I love this simple bento box idea where kids can make their own mini tacos.

4. Chicken Avocado Wraps – These wraps are so delicious. You will want to make extra for your own lunch!

5. Artisan Turkey, Peach and Brie Panini – This is a flavorful sandwich you grill and serve cold for lunch.

6. Puppy Themed Lunch – This is a super cute Bento style lunch complete with dog bone string cheese and dog bone sandwiches.

7. Chicken Salad Wraps (pictured above) – Whip up a batch of this simple chicken salad and roll into wraps for a twist on a traditional favorite.

8. Pod Sandwich – Make homemade ‘uncrustables’ with this simple DIY recipe.

9. Deli Kabobs – If your kids are tired of the same old sandwich, shake up lunch with these simple kabobs! Plus, each kabob has a fruit, vegetable, protein and dairy.

10. Bento Box Bear Lunch – This easy bear sandwich is cuteness overload! Your little one will love this fun face on his sandwich.

11. Ham and Pineapple Kabobs with Sweet and Tangy Dip (pictured above) – Ham, pineapple and cheese make up these delicious kabobs.

12. Fondue Lunchbox Recipe – Fondue in a lunch? Yep, and it’s incredibly easy to throw together.

13. Peanut Butter and Banana Dogs – Have extra hot dog buns? Make this simple peanut butter, jelly and banana dog.

Do you have any more creative lunch box ideas? Please leave a comment and share!

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