Easy Lunch Box Ideas to make back to school a little less stressful. Fun and delicious ideas that go above and beyond your ordinary peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!
Thanks to Rubbermaid LunchBlox® for sponsoring this post.
I’m in complete disbelief that our school starts back the second week of August. Truly I’m bummed and so is Emmet. We are all ready to go with a new backpack, new cowboy boots, fun t-shirts, jeans and a new Rubbermaid LunchBlox® Kids Kit from Target.
Last year Emmet started a new school and the lunch program was pretty hit or miss. He loves for me to pack his lunch but it is about my least favorite thing to do. I am totally not a morning person.
So I’m loving Rubbermaid LunchBlox® to make packing lunches easy and fun. I have some creative ideas that you can put together the night before and avoid the hectic school morning rush.
Emmet loves the little kits that you get at the grocery store to make your own pizza but they are so expensive! I almost always have pizza ingredients in the fridge so this was a no- brainer.
I used flour tortillas for the crusts and made them like pizza crusts by cutting them into circles with a cookie cutter. I sliced up the leftovers and deep fried them to top my favorite taco salad!
I added a little marinara sauce to one of the small containers, pepperoni slices and mozzarella to the others and the sandwich container was perfect for the crusts. Black olives are also a favorite topping.
The Blue Ice™ pack is so easy to freeze, it’s flat and will fit easily in the freezer, even if it’s over- stuffed like mine!
I love that the containers pop right into the Blue Ice™ pack and it will keep lunch cool, fresh and ready to eat. The flat design makes it fit right into any lunch box, including the flat style.
The lids are secure so you don’t have to worry about spills and they are all microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe and BPA free.
Another fun idea is a Sandwich on a Stick! I first made BLT’s on a Stick and they were a huge hit. For a simple school lunch I chose ham and cheese.
I cut the whole grain bread into quarters and the same with the ham and cheese. I spread the bread quarters with a little stone-ground mustard and placed it all on a lollipop stick. Grilling skewers work too!
I added sliced cucumbers, oranges and some trail mix for a pretty healthy lunch that will keep Emmet full through the rest of the day. It’s so hard to concentrate when you are hungry!
The cucumbers are fresh from our garden. Emmet has had so much fun in the garden this summer. We planted extra cucumber plants since they are his favorite snack.
Tortilla Roll Ups are another lunch time favorite. I used my mother in law’s amazing Pimento Cheese Spread and a little deli ham for these. I rolled it up tightly and sliced it into rounds. I added pretzel sticks, chunks of sweet melon and sliced cucumbers for a filling and delicious switch from the everyday PB & J!
Emmet is one of those kids that prefers for his food not to touch. The Rubbermaid LunchBlox® is ideal with the individual containers and there’s also great add-ons that snap right into the Blue Ice™ to keep your lunch organized and save space in any lunch bag.
Look for the display at Target or online and you may just want a Rubbermaid LunchBlox® to pack your lunch to the office!
- Be sure to grab the 5% – 20% Cartwheel coupons for all Rubbermaid LunchBlox® and Fasten+Go and other LunchBox Products!
Be creative and lunch time can be be fun and not a dreaded hassle. These ideas can all be made the night before and you can feel good about the options your kids have to help them through the school day!
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