Back To School – Lunch Planner

By S. Standish

It is hard having kids…..period. School lunches are the bane of my existence some mornings. I made a quick menu plan to help myself (and the kids) stay on track and thereby not wasting time on figuring out what to pack in their awesome lunch bags (ROOTS @ Costco)!!

Snack Ideas:
Muffins – Homemade, healthy store varieties

Fruit Salad – I tell my boys to pick three fruits and I chop them up and store them in the fridge for a few days. Favourites: Blueberries, Strawberries, Honeydew, Watermelon, Clementines, Grapes, Cantaloupe, Raspberries, Pineapple.

Veggies and Hummus

Granola Bars – Homemade, healthy store varieties

Cheese Strings/Babybel Cheese/Cheese Cubes(6 small cubes)


Backpack Snack – My specialty… love it. We go to Bulk Barn and pick out 5 items to go in our backpack snack. Ideas: Pretzels, Raisins, Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Dried Fruit, Mini Chocolate Chips, Yogurt Raisins, Corn Nuts, Dried Veggies, etc. The boys get about a 1/4 cup in a container, its better because they picked the choice and mixed it up.

Wowbutter on apples

Ants on a log – celery sticks, cream cheese with raisins on it.

Main Ideas:




Cheese and Crackers

Smorgesboard (Leftover selection in silicone cupcake liners)

Main Ideas:

Quesadilla’s – cheese/chicken/beans served with salsa/sour cream/guacamole

Sandwiches – Ham & Cheese, Veggie, Wow Butter and Honey/Jam, Egg Salad, Tuna

Wraps – Chicken salad, Turkey and Lettuce, Chicken Caesar Wrap, Grilled Veggie


Bagels with Cream Cheese

Crackers Finger Food Mix – Meat, Cheese, Veggies, Fruit

Soup in a thermos

More fun planners……print off, go through with your kids and put on the fridge. 🙂



Any ideas????? Please comment below and I would love to add them to the list of delicious ideas for lunch.

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