47 School Lunch Ideas

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Whether you're looking to send the kids to school with a lunch that is healthy, creative, inexpensive, or all three, we have dozens of ideas that will make you and your kids want to brown bag it every day.

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  • PB & J Blossom Sandwiches

    PB & J Blossom Sandwiches

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (5 Ratings)

    A smile will bloom when your child sees this novel approach to the classic sandwich.

  • <i>Toy Story</i> Green Alien Bento Box

    Toy Story Alien Bento Box

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (11 Ratings)

    Make an out-of-this-world lunch for your young Space Ranger with Toy Story alien cucumbers as a crisp centerpiece.

  • Super Sub

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (3 Ratings)

    Help your scholar refuel with a hearty sub sandwich.

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  • Chew on Your Pencil

    Chew on Your Pencil

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    Average rating of 4/5. (10 Ratings)

    These noteworthy pencil-shaped snacks are sure to earn high marks as a treat after school or at the next classroom gathering.

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  • Egg Heads

    Egg Heads

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (3 Ratings)

    These edible collages make for a quick, nutritious snack-tivity to fill an afternoon — and an empty stomach.

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  • Nut Butter-fly

    Nut Butter-Fly

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (2 Ratings)

    Create a healthy snack from nut butter and apple slices.

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  • Three-flavor Beans - Image Collection

    Three-flavor Beans

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    Average rating of 0/5. (0 Ratings)

    Spiced with ranch, pesto, and taco seasonings, a small bowl of these beans makes a tasty, nutritious snack. Our roasting method yields a mixed batch of both chewy and crunchy edamame -- a surprisingly irresistible combination.

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  • Candy Apple Cookie Pops - Image Collection

    Candy Apple Cookie Pops

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    Average rating of 4/5. (14 Ratings)

    These cute cookie pops are sure to put happy faces on your child's classmates at the next school celebration.

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  • Cinderella Bento Box

    Cinderella Bento Box

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    Average rating of 2/5. (8 Ratings)

    Make a special lunch for the little princess in your life, complete with jewel berry bracelets and magic wands!

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  • Mini Cheese Balls

    Mini Cheese Balls

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    Average rating of 5/5. (1 Rating)

    If cheese balls are the hit of the party, mini cheese balls are an even bigger hit!

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  • Cinnamon Chips and Fruit Salsa

    Cinnamon Chips with Fruit Salsa

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    Average rating of 5/5. (1 Rating)

    Every kid loves salsa and chips and this sweeter take on them is the perfect snack.

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  • Pizza Crackers

    Pizza Crackers

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    Average rating of 5/5. (2 Ratings)

    Kids love pizza, and these crackers are a great mini-version for after-school snacks.

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  • Butterfly Garden Bento Box

    Butterfly Garden Bento Box

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    Average rating of 5/5. (4 Ratings)

    Here's a sweet lunch arrangement to delight any budding nature lover.

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  • School of Fish

    School of Fish

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    Average rating of 4.5/5. (5 Ratings)

    It won't take long to reel kids in for snack time with these sweet-and-salty goldfish.

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  • Caterpillar Shaped Pizza

    The Very Tasty Caterpillar

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    Average rating of 3.5/5. (10 Ratings)

    Your child can't help the famously ravenous caterpillar turn into a butterfly, but she can help him metamorphose into a pizza! Shaping and topping dough are perfect jobs for a (supervised) young chef.

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