Lunches can be just as fun as they are yummy. You don’t need to spend hours making them and you don’t have a spend a fortune either! Here are 5 delicious school lunches that kids will be begging for.
My kids love the Lunchable cracker sandwiches. But you can easily make your own at home! The best part of making your own is that you can customize them to your kids’ liking. Here are a few ideas:
- Mix ham, turkey, or salami lunch meats in for some variety. Use these silicone liners to hold meats and cheeses.
- Store bought Lunchables don’t include fruit. Add in strawberries, blueberries, or kiwis.
- Cut fun shapes out of the cheese and/or lunch meats. These small cutters make it easy!
Taco Tuesday doesn’t have to be just for dinner! Whether you use up leftovers or if you whip up some taco meat in advance, tacos are always a hit. Keep the taco meat warm in a funtainer! Kids can add their meat, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes to make their own. Add chips and a side of guacamole for a complete meal. Use these condiment holders for sour cream or guacamole!
Spaghetti and Meatballs:
Spaghetti and meatballs may not seem like a traditional pack your own lunch, but it’s an easy one. Add the spaghetti to your funtainer to keep it warm. Frozen meatballs are fast to make the night before, making morning packing a breeze. Complete with a side salad and bread stick. Use these salad dressing containers so kids don’t have a soggy salad!
Breakfast for lunch:
Breakfast is good anytime of day – including lunch! While you are making your breakfast this weekend, make a few extra pieces of french toast for lunch. In your Funtainer, add French toast sticks and a couple sausage links. My kids love this meal with mandarin oranges! For a fun bonus, include a small container of powdered sugar!
Mac and Cheese with Ham Twists:
My number one requested lunch from my kids to make is mac and cheese with ham twists. Your funtainer comes in handy for the macaroni for this one too!
To make ham twists, unroll a package of crescent dough. In a small dish, melt butter, sprinkle in brown sugar and add a bit of Dijon mustard. Brush on the crescent dough. Top with ham and cheese and roll up. Brush the tops with butter and poppy seeds. Bake as directed. Finish your lunch with a pack of applesauce and your kids will have a new favorite lunch!
Which lunch is YOUR favorite? Let us know in the comments below!