Getting stuck in a sandwich rut is the pits! Avoid it with these non-sandwich lunch box ideas. From food on a stick, wraps, and more, you will find a lot of different ideas on this list.
As we prepare to send our kids off on another school year, we also need to prepare ourselves for all of the lunches that will be made. That thought alone can be so overwhelming. It can even be more daunting if your kids are picky. So, let’s hit this mountain head on, shall we?
I hope these ideas inspire you to think outside of the lunch box!
Non-Sandwich Lunch Box Ideas
Food on a stick is always a hit with the kids. Pick their favorite fruit (or veggie!) for a healthy side.
Cut cheese and bread into the shapes of stars to make this food on a stick idea really stand out. It is so simple, but so cute
Whoever said don’t play with your food, had it all wrong. Just take a look at this creative wrap, who happens to look exactly like one of my favorite Muppets, Beaker.
Love this combination of sweet and salty. Perfect for a mid-morning or afternoon snack.
Use a banana in place of a hot dog, add some peanut butter and a little jam, for a lunch that will put a smile on any kid’s face.
Make some silly bugs with fruit, celery, peanut butter, and tomatoes for the perfect snack.
Perfect for the pizza loving kids in your home. You could easily make these little guys ahead of time to make lunch prep a breeze.
Great way to use up leftovers from taco night. This post also has some cute printable lunch box notes.
The perfect twist on sushi… and a sandwich!
What a simple, nutritious, and kid friendly lunch idea. Served with a few other well balanced snacks, this could easily serve as the main course for lunch.
Pasta, salad, cheese and fruit. Yummm!
Two more ideas to spruce up lunches… with a superhero twist.
You will also need a few lunch box essentials to get through the year. I like these Bento Lunch Boxes. They come in a few different color choices too. And don’t forget the Thermos Food Jar to pack a warm lunch on those cold days. You will also need a reliable water bottle to keep your kids hydrated.
What kind of non-sandwich lunch box ideas do your kids love?