Sandwichless Lunch Ideas

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The end of the school year is fast approaching (what!?) and by now your kids have had approximately 328137 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches right?  I’ve gathered some ideas of really great lunches to put together.  They would be awesome for the summer too, not just school lunches.  Enjoy!

Sandwich-less Lunch Ideas - tired of pb & j?  Try these!

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Chick-fila Nuggets 

Freezer Pizza Bites Angle

Freezer Pizza Bites

Ham and Cheese Apple Wraps

Pizza Muffins

Homemade Spaghetti-O’s

Breakfast for Lunch

Mini Salad Pita Pockets

Mini Corn Dog Muffins

On the side:
These would be great to have on the side of the main part of lunches.  With a little prep work, your kids will eat healthier and these recipes all taste amazing!

Smoothies for Lunch


Granola Bites
Granola Bites

Homemade Granola Bar
Homemade Granola Bars

Don't spend money on expensive mini muffin packets- make your own! 5 ingredient mini muffins using a blender!
5 Ingredient Muffins


Homemade Graham Crackers
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  1. Sarah says

    These are great! I also loved it when my mom would make us pasta salad for lunch. For her recipe she used colorful noodles, with a bunch of vegetables and cubed cuts of ham and cheese then covered in Italian dressing. I also love it because you can change it up to what foods you like! :)

    • Arleigha says

      Melissa they are freezer containers made by Ball Canning. I got mine a couple years ago in the canning section at the grocery store and have used them for everything from leftovers to freezer jam! Great investment :)