Kids love lunchables. They love assembling their own little sandwiches on crackers. Let your little builder go wild by making his own mini sammys. Best part: It's a whole lot cheaper than the store-bought version. If you want to get really fancy, place each ingredient in its own cupcake liner. You can also change up the flavors and give them pizza and taco/nacho ingredients.
Recipe via Marla Meredith
Pasta Salad Lunch
Use last night's leftover pasta to make a quick pasta salad for your child's lunch box. Mix cherry tomatoes, mini broccoli florets, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese slices with some olive oil and Italian seasoning. This will soon become a lunchtime favorite!
Recipe via Laura Fuentes
Banana, Peanut Butter and Honey Burritos
Mix up your kid's go-to PB&J sandwich by transforming the classic into a rollup. If your child doesn't dig bananas, you can also use sliced strawberries or grapes. Drizzle on the honey and roll up your tortilla or favorite flatbread.
Recipe via FlatOut Bread
Dip, Baby, Dip
Kids love to dip their food into any kind of sauce. So why not send some cool dip options to school, like peanut butter, hummus or salsa. Don't forget the chips, pretzels, celery, apples and baby carrots! Your child is going to have the best lunch ever.
Recipe via Following In My Shoes
There is something about toothpicks or skewers added to food that makes kids feel all giddy inside. Make some pinwheels using your kid's favorite sandwich mix-ins wrapped in a tortilla. Then cut it into bite-size pieces and stick it with a toothpick or a small skewer to make sandwich lollipops.
Recipe via Eazy Peasy Mealz
Breakfast for Lunch
Why make two meals, when you can just make one in the morning? Serve your child a lunch box full of breakfast favorites like a hard-boiled egg, dry cereal, fruit and homemade or store-bought waffles. Turn a regular Wednesday lunch into a funday brunch!
Recipe via What Lisa Cooks
You'll be surprised, some kids LOVE salads. A taco salad is a great introduction for your child, who still may be a bit skittish. Use the leftovers from Taco Tuesday and send a salad to school on Wednesday morning. Just don't forget the chips and salsa.
Recipe via A Mom's Take
Sandwich Summer Rolls
This recipe is perfect for your gluten-free kids and is a lot easier than it looks. Simply rinse the rice paper wrapper under the faucet until they are completely wet, place it on a plate and wrap your favorite sandwich meat and toppings into a rice roll. It's so easy.
Recipe via Avocado Pesto
Doable Bento Box
Let's be honest, bento boxes are adorable, but they are not time-friendly. Here's an idea that is quick, cute and may even impress your child's teacher. Take that, room mom! Make a submarine sandwich using a hot dog bun. Cut off the tip of a bendy straw and add it to the top of the bread. Sprinkle goldfish crackers below. Pure genius!
Recipe via Lisa Storms
Sandwiches on a Stick
Ever open the fridge to make your kid's lunch for the day and realize you only have one piece of bread left in the bag? No sweat! Make your kid mini sandwiches on a skewer. Cut up your child's favorite toppings along with some deli meat and stick 'em through a skewer. Now you look like mom of the year!
Recipe via Mom Endeavors