Thinking of what to make for your kids school lunches everyday can be exhausting and stressful. Kids can be really picky and their opinions on any particular food or meal can turn on a dime. What they love this week they’ll hate next week and coming up with new ideas gets more and more difficult as the school year passes.

If you’re looking for cool lunch ideas that are equally delicious and healthy, consider making one of these 8 meals below!

1. Pizza Panini and Sauce

These delicious pizza paninis are easy to make and a great change from a regular sandwich. Switch things up this week and give your kids a pizza panini packed full of vegetables and pepperoni (or whatever else you care to put in in).

2. Peanut Butter and Banana Wrap

As long as your kids can take peanut butter to school, this is a sure hit with them. Consider adding jam as well to make these wraps really have a kick. If your kids love peanut butter and jam sandwiches (and, let’s face it, what kid doesn’t?) then they’ll love this unique and fun twist on the classic sandwich.

3. Lunch Kabobs

Lunch kabobs are a cool (and easy) way to make lunch fun. You can change them up everyday (ham and cheese and vegetables one day and salami olives and cheese the next). The options are endless. Kids love kabobs and lunchtime is no exception!

4. Toasted Pita Pockets

Toasted pita pockets, much like kabobs, come with endless options for keeping them fresh and unique. Mix vegetables with hummus, or lunch meat with cheese and these little pockets become the perfect go-to lunch idea for busy parents.

5. Mini Pizzas

Mini pizzas are fun to make and they’re delicious to eat. If you let your kids help you make these the night before, they’ll be that much more excited to eat them the next day. You can even give a bunch of different topping options to choose from and they can make enough for two lunches.

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6. Pinwheel Sandwiches

Pinwheel sandwiches are a great change from sandwiches. They’re visually appealing for kids and they’re cool to eat. Kids with normal sandwiches will look at your children with envy when they pull out these cool (and healthy and delicious) pinwheels.

7. BBQ Chicken and Coleslaw Wraps

If you’re making chicken for dinner, toss another breast on the grill. Use the leftover chicken to make these tasty BBQ chicken coleslaw wraps. Most kids love chicken (and wraps for that matter) and this is just another flavor to add into the mix.

8. Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is a great option for kids lunches because it will fill them up and give them the energy they need to enjoy their day. Chock your pasta salad full of vegetables and a little cheese on top and this will become the lunch your kids ask for everyday!

 

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