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15 BACK TO SCHOOL LUNCH IDEAS

Have your kiddos already started school? Or maybe they are getting ready to go back to school next week! Either way, you are probably looking for a variety of lunch ideas. Here’s a look at 15 Back to School Lunch Ideas we have shared on Family Food Live with Holly & Chris!

These 15 ideas, plus a few thrown in, include dairy-free lunch ideas, gluten-free lunch ideas, healthy lunch ideas, lunch ideas for picky eaters and a lot more!

We used these Bento box containers (affiliate link) for all of these lunch ideas!

DAIRY-FREE LUNCH IDEAS

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LUNCH 1

Shopping List:

  • Hard boiled eggs with avocados
  • Pretzels
  • Orange
  • Red Grapes

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LUNCH 2

Shopping List:

  • Apples with walnuts
  • Turkey rolls
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Strawberries & Blueberries

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LUNCH 3

Shopping List:

  • Hummus with carrots
  • Chicken strips
  • Red grapes

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LUNCH 4

Shopping List:

  • Ham & Spinach Pinwheel (wrapped in flour tortilla)
  • Carrots
  • Banana chips
  • Orange

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LUNCH 5

Shopping List:

  • Celery with almond butter
  • Turkey & Pepperoni rolls
  • Cucumber & Tomato salad
  • Blackberries & Blueberries
GLUTEN-FREE LUNCH IDEAS

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LUNCH 6
CHICKEN SALAD LETTUCE WRAPS

Shopping list:

  • Roast Chicken (cooked), cut into square pieces
  • 3/4 cup Plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Chives, chopped
  • 1 Granny smith apple, cut into square pieces
  • 1/2 cup Celery, chopped
  • 2 cups Red grapes, cut in half
  • Juice of half of Lemon
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Lettuce slices

Instructions:

  • In a mixing bowl, add the chicken, apple slices, celery, grapes and chives and combine
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the yogurt, dijon mustard and lemon juice
  • Combine the two bowls and add salt & pepper to taste
  • Fill the lettuce slices with the chicken salad mixture

Banana Chips Applesauce

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LUNCH 7

Shopping List:

  • Cottage cheese with blueberries
  • Cucumber slices
  • Chicken slices

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LUNCH 8

Shopping List:

  • Pepperoni wrapped in Turkey
  • Apples with cinnamon
  • Pistachios
  • Red Grapes

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LUNCH 9

Shopping List:

  • Spinach & Tomato salad
  • Ham roll ups
  • Carrots with honey
  • Red Grapes

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LUNCH 10

Shopping List:

  • Turkey wrapped tomatoes
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Walnuts
  • Red Grapes
Healthy Lunch Ideas

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LUNCH 11

Shopping List:

  • Zucchini Cupcakes,
  • String cheese
  • Pepper boat (recipe above)
  • Pretzel goldfish
  • Strawberries & Blackberries.

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LUNCH 12

Shopping List:

  • Hard boiled egg
  • Salami slices
  • Apple sauce
  • Broccoli
  • Cheese Itz

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LUNCH 13

Shopping List:

  • Bologna and cheese
  • Orange
  • Kale chips (recipe above)
  • Blackberries
  • Cocoa Loco gluten free bar
LUNCH IDEAS FOR PICKY EATERS

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For each of the lunches, we used these BPA free lunch containers .

LUNCH 14

Shopping List:

  • Pizza Rolls (crescent round, sauce and shredded cheese)
  • Oranges
  • Pineapples
  • Cheerios

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LUNCH 15

Shopping List:

  • Waffles with Peanut Butter, Nutella or Almond Butter
  • Go-gurt
  • String Cheese
  • Grapes
  • Crackers

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LUNCH 16

Shopping List:

  • Ham Wraps (Butter spread on tortilla, with slice of ham and rolled up)
  • Strawberries
  • Banana
  • Orange

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LUNCH 17

Shopping List:

  • Cheese & Crackers
  • Turkey rolls
  • Apple slices
  • Apple sauce or Chocolate Pudding

And join us for Family Food Live with Holly & Chris every Wednesday and Friday at 12 noon CST on the Quirky Momma Facebook page!

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