Easy back to school lunches for kids

Back-to-school time will be here before you know it. Pretty soon, you’ll be back to your old routine in packing lunches, getting backpacks ready, organizing carpools and so on. So this year, why not have quick and easy back to school lunches in the cupboard so you can get everyone out the door on time (even when you’re running late).

Nesquik Strawberry Milk for lunch boxes

We stopped by Big Lots to pick up some school lunches essentials. We walked the aisles and saw that they have a great selection of products (including name brand products) that I knew my kids would love to devour.

easy lunch box meals for kids

Back to school lunch #1

  • Flour tortilla wrap with string cheese and spinach
  • Raisins
  • Chocolate wafers
  • Nesquik Strawberry Milk

kid friendly back to school lunches

Back to school lunch #2

  • Almond butter and jam sandwiches on hawaiian rolls
  • String cheese
  • All natural applesauce
  • Nesquik Chocolate Milk

Easy back to school lunches to make for kids

Back to school lunch #3

  • Ritz crackers topped with slices of cheese
  • Olives
  • Grapefruit bowls
  • Fruit rolls
  • Juicy Juice box

Juicy Juice box for back to school lunches

Each of these lunches takes just minutes to throw together in the lunch box, and they’re kid-approved! I know… because it’s what my kids eat. We especially go through tons of Juicy Juice boxes. With so many varieties nowadays, it’s easy to keep them in rotation.

Of course, kids also need some snacks throughout the day to tie them over. My kids get really cranky when they’re hungry – which might make learning more difficult. So we also picked up some snack essentials and I stick those in our snack drawer. The kids get to choose their snack for the day, which is nice because it gives them control over what they eat. This also ensures that they’ll actually eat the snack that they choose out.

Lunch time snacks for kids

I’m very happy with the food options that I picked up. A good mix of organic, regular and all-natural options that I know my kids love, and at prices that relieve my boxed-food conscience.

Lunch box snacks for back-to-school

To finish up these back to school lunches, I suggest that you also include some fresh fruits and veggies. Have a great school year!

easy back to school lunches for kids

2 comments on Easy back to school lunches for kids

  1. Shalonda
    July 11, 2016 at 1:10 pm (1 year ago)

    Hi Pattie.
    It’s Shalonda, I’m the Uber Driver who dropped you off at the Long Beach Airport the other day. Let me first say I LOOOOVE your Blog! It is absolutely AHH-MAZING! I’ve been thinking about the conversation we had in the car. You have inspired me so much! Thank you for all your help and your words of encouragement. I’m going to follow you on social media so we can keep in touch. Great tips on the back to school lunches for kids. It’s so hard to please my little one. Blessings to you Pattie.

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    • Pattie Cordova
      July 11, 2016 at 6:57 pm (1 year ago)

      great meeting you, girl!!! Please let me know if you have any questions – and when you launch so I can go follow you everywhere! I wish you the best. xox

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