It’s one of the craziest weeks of the year for busy parents and we have tips and tricks to help make back-to-school stress-free this year.

One of the biggest sources of stress for parents is deciding what to make for kids’ lunches. There’s a fine line between finding something your kids will love and overdoing it to the point where they become sick of it. For that reason, we have 10 unique ideas that are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.

Give these 10 lunch ideas a try this school year:

1. Ham and Cheese Sandwich Sushi Rolls

Take ham sandwiches and transform them into sushi! This is a fun take on an easy traditional lunch for back to school.


2. Cucumber and Cheese Sandwiches

These sandwiches aren’t just served at tea time! The perfect mix of tangy with creamy is enough to have your child asking to have this in their lunch Monday to Friday.

3. Cheese, Cracker, Meat and Vegetable Spread

A charcuterie board is for the adults, but it can also be modified for your little one’s lunch!

4. Veggie Pita Pockets

Veggie pita pockets don’t get soggy or lack flavor. They will fill those students with tons of energy to get through the rest of the school day. To make this recipe more allergy-friendly, remove the nuts from the equation.

5.Broccoli, Ham and Cheese Pop Tarts

Consider this the ultimate casserole to-go. Stuff these pastries with delicious fillings such as broccoli, ham and cheese and you have yourself one filling lunch!

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6. Veggies Tortilla Roll Ups

Going the vegetarian route? These flavorful and bright tortilla wraps will brighten your little one’s day.

7. Sandwich Kabobs

Disassemble a sandwich and serve it up in a slightly different format! This works perfectly for children who are sick of the same old lunch.

8. Healthy Chicken Pasta Salad

Pasta salad can last for days and only needs to be prepped once. It’s a fantastic option for a family on the go.

9. Turkey Ranch Club Wraps

Everyone loves a good turkey wrap, but it’s definitely taken to another level of awesome when you add bacon and ranch dressing!

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10. Mini Quinoa Pizza Bites

Skip pizza day and serve up a healthier option in your kids’ lunch bags. Pack Pizza sauce as the dipping sauce for a creative twist.

Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay loves cooking fun and creative meals for friends and family. At home, you can find her trying out a new recipe found on Pinterest while trying to balance her husband's sweet tooth with her healthy eating habits. If she's not in the kitchen, you'll find Lindsay photographing people she loves and going out with friends to try the newest restaurant in her small town.

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