100 Amazing Lunch Box Ideas

Making a great lunch box meal for your kids each day is a big part of the back to school season. This list of amazing lunch box ideas includes everything from sandwiches to soups, and will be perfect for you to pack away for your kids to enjoy this year.

100 Amazing lunch box ideas to make for your kids! Now you'll have plenty of ideas on what to make for school lunches! Find more great articles @ foodnservice.com

100 Best Lunch box Ideas

I’ve sorted out some of the best kid-friendly lunch box ideas into easy to read categories for you to use this year. My favorite sandwich ideas are first on the list, but we’ve also include Bento Box ideas, some fun copycat recipes, a few soups that are always a hit with the kids, pasta, and of course, pizza. I also spent time finding the best easy to make homemade snack items to tuck into bags for a treat at lunch or after school snack before sports practices.

Kid-Friendly Lunch Box Sandwiches & Wraps:

  1. Turkey and Mashed Potato Pockets from FoodnService
  2. Ham & Cheese Pockets from Pretty Providence
  3. Smoked Turkey or Ham Sliders from Busy At Home
  4. Chicken Bacon & Ranch Pockets from Busy At Home
  5. Pinwheel Sandwich from Frugal Family Home
  6. Fairy Sandwich from Kids Activities Blog
  7. School Bus Sandwich from 3 Boys & A Dog
  8. Pizza Biscuit Sandwich from Mess For Less
  9. Chicken & Broccoli Homemade Hot Pocket from Midwest Modern Momma
  10. Chicken Cheddar Jack & Bacon Quesadilla from Flour On My Face
  11. Tuna Avocado Lettuce Wraps from Flour On My Face
  12. Sandwich On A Stick from Spaceships & Laserbeams
  13. Egg Salad Sandwich from Spaceships & Laserbeams
  14. Cheesy Ranch Chicken Quesadillas from You Brew My Tea
  15. Chicken Croissants from Hooked On Heat
  16. Homemade “Uncrustables” from Family Fresh Meals
  17. Stuffed Bagel Sandwiches from Family Fresh Meals
  18. Easy Ranch Fiesta Veggie Wrap from Family Fresh Meals
  19. Ground Beef Quesadillas from Kids Cooking About.com
  20. Chicken Quesadillas from The Pioneer Woman
  21. Southwest Turkey Wrap from Thrifty Jinxy
  22. Homemade Ham & Cheese Pockets from Sally’s Baking Addiction

Bento Boxes & Themed Foods:

  1. Little Smokies Airplanes from Faith Filled Food Moms
  2. Turkey & Ham Sandwich Skewers from I Love My Disorganized Life
  3. Sandwich Sushi from JDaniel4’s Mom
  4. Robin & Batman Bento Box from Bentoriffic
  5. Bean Wrap from Bentoriffic
  6. Lego Bento Box from Glory’s Mischief
  7. Copycat McDonald’s Chicken Nuggets from Recipe 4 Living
  8. Pita Pizza Lunchables from Biting The Hand That Feeds You
  9. Copycat Chick Fil A Nuggets from Sweet & Simple Living
  10. Puppy Themed Bento Box from Two Little Cavaliers
  11. Beef & Pickle Roll Ups from DIY Budget Girl
  12. Copycat Taco Bell Quesarito from Buns In My Oven
  13. Rainbow Bento Box from Hello Bee
  14. BBQ Little Smokies from Culinary Hill
  15. Copycat Taco Bell Taco from Copykat
  16. Taco Bell Mexican Pizza Copycat from Top Secret Recipes
100 Amazing lunch box ideas to make for your kids! Now you'll have plenty of ideas on what to make for school lunches! Find more great articles @ foodnservice.com

Pizza And Flatbreads Lunch Box Ideas:

  1. Chicken Flatbread Pizza from Food N’ Service
  2. Quick & Easy Texas Toast Pizza from Crafty Morning
  3. BBQ Chicken, Bacon & Pineapple Flatbread from Almost Supermom
  4. Pizza Roll Ups from It’s A Keeper
  5. Easy English Muffin Pizza from Eats Amazing
  6. Peanut Butter & Fruit Pizza from Clever Pink Pirate
  7. Garlic Bread Pizza from DIY Budget Girl
  8. Homemade Stuffed Pizza Pockets from Simply Gloria


  1. Crockpot Pizza Soup from DIY Budget Girl
  2. Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup from Simplistically Living
  3. Roast Tomato Soup from Caroline’s Cooking
  4. Easy Taco Soup from Crystal & Co.
  5. Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup from Happy Brown House
  6. Easy Italian Tortellini Soup from My Life Cookbook
  7. Chicken Pot Pie Soup from My Life Cookbook
  8. Crockpot Italian Sausage Ravioli Soup from Flour On My Face
  9. Copycat Wendy’s Chili from Copykate


  1. Creamy BLT Pasta Salad from Natural Chow
  2. Italian Pasta Salad from Natural Chow
  3. Chicken Fajita Pasta Salad from The Italian Homemaker
  4. Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad from Cookin’ Mimi’
  5. Crockpot Ravioli from Crystal & Co.
  6. Macaroni Pea Salad With Cheese from A Virtuous Woman
  7. Mac & Cheese Muffins from Mess For Less
  8. Macaroni & Cheese with Ham from Family Fun Journal
  9. Deep Fried Macaroni & Cheese Balls from Marvelous Mommy

Miniature Classics:

  1. Mini Chicken Pot Pies from Second Chance To Dream
  2. Turkey Meatballs from Busy At Home
  3. Mini Lasagna Wontons from Six Sisters Stuff
  4. Zucchini Lasagna Cups from My Life Cookbook
  5. Sloppy Joe Sliders from A Worthey Read
  6. Vegetarian Sloppy Joe Pockets from Food N’ Service
  7. Mashed Potato-Topped Mini Meatloafs 5 Minutes For Mom
  8. Chicken Cigars from Hooked On Heat
  9. Spaghetti & Meatballs Muffin Bites from Spaceships & Laserbeams
  10. Meatball Sliders from Flour On My Face
  11. Grilled Chicken Sliders from It’s A Keeper
  12. Mini Crescent Dogs from Women Living Well
  13. Mississippi Chicken Sliders by FoodnService
  14. Pulled BBQ Pork Sliders from Family Fun Journal
  15. Coca-Cola Pulled Chicken Sliders from Flour On My Face

Sides and Snacks:

  1. Homemade Cheez-It Crackers from Food N’ Service
  2. Jelly Bean Trail Mix from Crystal & Co.
  3. Peanut Butter Gooey Bars from I Love My Disorganized Life
  4. Peanut Butter No Bake Energy Bites from See Mom Click
  5. Easy No Bake Energy Balls For Kids from See Mom Click
  6. Mini Peanut Butter & Jelly Muffins from You Brew My Tea
  7. Chewy Peanut Butter Granola Bars from Life Over C’s
  8. Kid Made Trail Mix from Life With Moore Babies
  9. Teddy Bear Trail Mix from Today’s Frugal Mom
  10. Princess Trail Mix from Parenting Chaos
  11. Sweet Potato Crackers from Syncopated Mama
  12. Simple Snack Crackers from Syncopated Mama
  13. No Nut Back To School Trail Mix from Simplistically Living
  14. Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls from Mission To Save
  15. Homemade Whole Wheat Crackers from Natural Chow
  16. Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bites from Natural Chow
  17. Maple Peanut Butter Granola Bars from Natural Chow
  18. Homemade Mini M&M Granola Bars from Crafty Morning
  19. No Bake Chocolate Granola Bars from The Good Mama
  20. Homemade Fruit Snacks from A Cultivated Nest
  21. Homemade Soft Pretzels from A Cultivated Nest
  22. Crunchy Cheese Sticks from TarlaDalal

You’ll want to invest in a great lunch box that suits their needs and their personality, but I also recommend grabbing a Thermos. Many times the best lunch box items are actually leftovers from last night, and a Thermos is a great solution.

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