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As you know, Leyton just started kindergarten and Finn just started preschool this week. This mama’s heart is STRUGGLING, y’all. Where is the time going?!
Our routines are about to change drastically, but the one thing that I know will help keep me sane is if we meal plan. Y’all know I harp on the benefits of meal planning but it’s just such a game-changer as a busy mom! Not having to think about dinner last minute is SUPER helpful with how scatter-brained I am. You can check out my Meal Planning For The Busy Mom eBook here and get all of the tips and tricks for the new school year!
Today, I thought I would share some EASY kid’s school lunch ideas. It can be SO challenging to pack lunches, especially when you have picky eaters on your hands! Hopefully, these ideas will give you a good start to the school year.
If you haven’t heard, I just launched a Healthy Eating: Kids Edition eBook! It’s FULL of ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for your picky eaters.
5 Easy Kids School Lunch Ideas For Picky Eaters
#1 Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwich // We cut ours into shapes to make them more fun! I’m linking the tools I use to do that below.
#2 Turkey Pinwheels // My kids will eat these in some way shape or form…Leyton likes to dissassemble his and Finn eats it in one giant bite! Well, unless he’s being a sassy three year old. Turkey pinwheels are so easy. Just add turkey and cheese to a tortilla and roll it up tightly and then cut! I cut them into bite-size pieces so they’re easier to eat.
#3 Hard Boiled Eggs // These are a great source of protein and easy to make the night before to pack in lunches. Add some lunch meat for some extra protein and use my “Pick 4” method from my eBook for Back to School and you’ve got a solid nutrients-packed lunch!
#4 Green Apple And Spinach Salad // This one is perfect for teen girls bringing lunch to high school! This is a quick and easy lunch that only takes minutes to prepare but is delicious and healthy.
#5 Meat And Cheese “Charcuterie” Plate // Charcuterie boards have become super popular for parties lately! However, kids love them too! Think of it as a “Homemade Lunchable” that you can tailor make to the foods your littles love.