As a parent of school age children, one thing that becomes apparent pretty early on is that packing lunch boxes can be a tedious task. Especially when it comes to keeping the contents varied and interesting for picky eaters! It doesn’t take long to start running out of school lunch box ideas!
Most schools are pretty strict these days about the types of foods that are allowed to make up children’s lunch boxes and that adds a whole new challenge – food type restrictions, dietary restrictions. It can add a whole extra element of stress to an already hectic lifestyle!
When my daughter first started school last year I was definitely feeling the pressure, so pretty early on I set about creating a list of school lunch box ideas that I could refer to for quick reference throughout the school year. This list has grown as new school lunch box ideas are found (thank you Pinterest) and definitely keeps this process simple in our household.
My daughter’s primary school does not allow eggs or nuts as part of their lunch boxes and that was meant I had to come up with a few new ideas for the main portion of her lunch since boiled eggs were a popular request during her kindergarten year last year. I have left the egg related items on the list though, as not all schools have an egg restriction.
75 SCHOOL LUNCH BOX IDEAS
Check out below my school lunch box ideas list so you can start putting together lunches like super mum (or dad) as well:
Lunch meat roll ups
Cheese and crackers
Fruit puree pouch
Fruit roll ups
Hummus with veg sticks
And to make it easy for you, I have created a FREE PRINTABLE school lunch box ideas for you to stick on the fridge!! Grab the PDF here.
There is one extra tip I have for minimising school lunch stress. My daughter has 2 lunch boxes on rotation so on a Sunday night, i will make 2 lunches and that means i am usually always a day ahead in case we have a busy evening. It also minimise the before school rush too!
Do you have any lunch box hacks to share? Comment below as I’d love to hear them!