Easy School Lunches your Kids will LOVE

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It’s back to school time in my house.  Today was the first day!  Are you needing a little lunch packing inspiration?  My kids eat both a packed lunch and school lunch, when they have something they like (breakfast for lunch).  I try to make the meal interesting, but it can be hard when you’re tired and in a hurry.  Sandwiches get boring and fast.  One way I keep things fun is with new food storage containers.  I love this LunchBox Kit from Rubbermaid.  I’ve been using it this past week while my daughter was in camp.  Check out these great and fun lunches I made her.

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Here’s the first one.  I made her a homemade pizza kit.  I used an english muffin and then I put all the toppings in the top part of the container.  She loved making it herself.  The little container for the pizza sauce was great.  The lid was easy for her to remove.


Here’s the next day.  She had a bowl of cereal.  You can pack milk in a thermos or your kids can buy it from the school cafeteria.  She also had blueberries, raisins, and mixed peppers.  


On day 3, I had some left over pasta salad so I packed that for her.  I included some pretzel sticks and a clementine.  Pasta salad is such an easy thing to make and kids usually love it.  I usually just throw in the vegetables I have at the house and some Italian salad dressing.  I usually make it when I have a “little of everything”.


The last day I made a tossed salad.  My kids love salads and they love putting them together.  I included dressing in the little container and added the freezer pack that it came with to keep it cold.   The sections in the tray are the perfect size for what I needed.

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RLunch6It all stacks up easily and each item is secure and I love that I have the opportunity to give one away to one of my readers.  There are so many things you can put in them for the kids (you can even use it too).  It just takes a second to enter.

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77 Responses

  1. Becky says:

    I LOVE this little lunch boxes and wish I had some! Your meal ideas are great too for any age.

  2. I would pack a small salad and have the additions separate in the top so nothing got soggy.

  3. melissa Resnick says:


  4. Erica says:

    This is great! I have to be honest, I despise making school lunches, almost as much as I hate emptying the lunch boxes on Sunday night after forgetting about them for the entire weekend 😉

  5. Ashley C says:

    i love to pack salads with other fruits and veggies on the side!

  6. Shannon Baas says:

    I’d use it for my lunches for work and use leftovers.

  7. Danielle Marie says:

    i will pack japanese style bento boxes. tamagoyaki and sushi rolls. maybe brown rice.

  8. Amy Pratt says:

    I would pack a sandwich and fruit.

  9. Debbie F says:

    Ooh I’d use it to pack a tuna salad maybe with crackers in the storage compartment above to keep the crackers from going soggy.
    Then you can crumble them when you’re ready to eat and spread them on the top of the salad.

  10. tara darity says:

    I would pack sandwich, salad, and chips!

  11. Kelly D says:

    I would pack sandwiches, fruits and veggies.. I like your salad idea too.

  12. Jennifer Scheldberg says:

    Perfect for leftovers.

  13. Laurel Porter says:

    I would take it to work and pack a sandwich and fruits and veggies or fruits and veggies with peanut butter

  14. callie says:

    Toddler treats.

  15. Audra says:

    I would pack turkey roll ups

  16. Brittney House says:

    I would pack a sandwich and some fruit.

  17. angie says:

    Turkey on wheat and fruit

  18. Ally says:

    I’d like to try doing a sort of bento box thing!

  19. Tracy Davis says:

    I would put our leftovers in this!

  20. allyson tice says:

    I would pack a sandwich, carrot sticks, ranch dip, crackers and a juice box!

  21. Ruy M. says:

    I’d put some fruit and veggie snacks in them…maybe some carrots, grapes, bananas, peaches, apples, and berries.

  22. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I would pack a salad and some fresh fruit.

  23. Emma says:

    These are just perfect for school lunches – no more squished sandwiches!

  24. Vicki G says:

    My granddaughter loves hummus, pita, and fruit in her lunch.

  25. yvie says:

    i’ll pack snacks for our travel days!

  26. Dorrie Turner says:

    It’s perfect to pack a salad neat and add fruit for lunch in the other compartment.

  27. Austin Baroudi says:

    PB&J, snacks, fruits, etc. Just everything!

  28. Soo says:

    I like packing mini-pizzas for lunch.

  29. Shelia S says:

    I would definitely pack a delicious salad. Cold salads are the best!

  30. Wehaf says:

    I would pack a salad, stirfry, and rice.

  31. Stephanie Coldwell says:

    Goldfish, PB&J and grapes! That’s a staple around here!

  32. Kristi S says:

    A sandwich, fruit, and veggies !

  33. Michelle J. says:

    DIY Lunchables!

  34. Cami v says:

    Salads for my husbands work 🙂

  35. Alina Hahn says:

    Our son loves pb & j or nutella sandwiches so I would do that along with bell peppers and fruit.

  36. Dana says:

    This would be great for either my husband or son! I usually do sandwiches, fruit, and raw veggies.

  37. Jessica To says:

    I would put a sandwich in it for my son and leftovers for me.

  38. Ronda says:

    I would pack a salad and some fruit.

  39. natalie yeoman says:

    i will pack a turkey and cheese sandwich for lunch in these

  40. Rebecca says:

    My kids would like a sandwich and chips.

  41. Lee McKeon says:

    i would pack fresh fruit and snacks for my daughters lunch!

  42. Fiona N says:

    I would pack some homemade summer rolls and roasted chickens!

    Thank You for the chance

  43. Noreen says:

    Peanut quinoa salad

  44. DJ says:

    Lots of sandwiches and tasty veggies for my kid’s school lunch.

  45. Danielle Magee says:

    A sandwich, fruit, a drink and a snack for my kiddos lunch.

  46. Esme says:

    Healthy snacks for road trips.

  47. Katherine says:

    Sandwich fruit and a homemade choc. chip cookie

  48. Diane Miller says:

    I was actually looking at those boxes! They look like they would be SO cool to pack our daughter’s lunches in!

  49. Kristi C says:

    I would pack chicken salad with fresh strawberries.

  50. latanya says:

    turkey sandwich apple slices, and cheese sticks

  51. Summer B. says:

    Turkey wrap, fresh fruit, and salad.

  52. LeAnn says:

    That container is too cute! I would pack pretzels, peanut butter, Apple slices and a sandwich.

  53. julie moore says:

    I would pack a sandwich and some fruit

  54. Darlene Carbajal says:

    I would pack fruit and a pb&j sandwich.

  55. Tabatha says:

    My hubby’s lunch.

  56. Christie says:

    Grapes, apples and cheese.

  57. stephanie baker says:

    You have such great lunch ideas! My girls are too young for school right now, but hubby is a school teacher & tries to take his lunch. He loves pizza, so I can’t wait to try your build-your-own pizza!

  58. Marty C. says:

    I’m all about “a little of everything.”

  59. Lisa V. says:

    I usually do a sandwich, hard boiled egg and fruit.

  60. Samantha Meyer says:

    I would pack a lot of different things! I sometimes bring salads to work with me and hate that everything is always soggy by the time I get there, so this would be a nice helper for that too because I can keep everything separate until I am ready to eat it!

  61. Bonnie Day says:

    I’d pack a small salad and some fruit and maybe an egg

  62. Erica B. says:

    Lots of fruits.

  63. laurie murley says:

    we like peanut butter and fruit

  64. liz l says:

    Grapes, cheese and slices of turkey

  65. Francine Anchondo says:

    a salad or a sandwich

  66. Charles Bradshaw says:

    I would like to do a turkey wrap, cheese stick and apple slices.

  67. Dawn Reid says:

    I would pack rice and meat and fruit and veggies on the top

  68. breanna pollard says:

    I would pack a chicken wrap.

  69. clynsg says:

    This would be for my daughter to take to work, so I expect she would take fruit, vegetable sticks and probably a cold meat tortilla wrap.

  70. Candie L says:

    My husband would bring his left over spaghetti in it. Thank you

  71. Laurie Emerson says:

    I would pack some carrot sticks, sandwich and fresh fruit slices.

  72. Jennifer H. says:

    I would pack a turkey sandwich with carrots and chips.

  73. tina reynolds says:

    Fruit pb and j sandwich goldfish crackers

  74. Rachel Freer says:

    I would pack peanut butter and jelly (my son’s favorite) and a salad.

  75. Sand says:

    I will pack sandwiches and salads.

  76. Melanie Comello says:

    I’d use this for my little girls lunches, and the most important item to her would be a cheese stick. I’d also pack her a turkey sandwich and some fresh or dried fruits 😉

  77. John H. says:

    I would make a ham sandwich and chips.