No Sandwich Lunch Ideas for School

Take school lunch to the next level with these no sandwich lunch ideas for kids. Easy and delicious, your kids will never ask for PB and J again!

50 No Sandwich Lunch Ideas

No Sandwich Lunch Ideas for Kids


Pack lunch in a leak-proof Bento box with different fruits, veggies, and nuts. Yum!

We love homemade granola packed with dried fruit and nuts.

It’s not sushi, it’s frushi. – via Kids Activities Blog

Tropical whip is sweetened with honey for a healthy treat. Add a slim ice pack to keep it extra cold! – via Childhood 101


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Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins are so much better than PBJ sandwiches! – via Erica’s Sweet Tooth

Wrap apple slices and cheese with ham. Yum! – via Weelicious

What kid wouldn’t want to see mini pizza bites in their lunchbox? – via Mum in the Mad House

Make cheese and crackers fun by cutting the cheese into cute shapes. – via PopSugar Moms

Turn macaroni and cheese into muffins. – via My Fussy Eater

Make meatloaf in a muffin tin. – via Made To Be a Momma

Broccoli nuggets are a healthy alternative to chicken nuggets. – via Kannamama Cooks

Have breakfast for lunch with mini pancake bites. – via Family Fresh Meals

Apple crumble popcorn is a great snack that is packed with protein. – via Mama Papa Bubba

Homemade gummi candies can be made with fruit juice for a healthy treat. – via Skip To My Lou

Kids will think they’re having dessert for lunch with Nutella Croissants. – via Gimme Some Oven

The best part about these Granola Energy Bites is that there is no baking involved! – via The Comfort of Cooking

Make mini pancakes and freeze them! – via Frugally Blonde

Toasted trail mix is one of our favorite snacks. – via Kids Activities Blog

Cheez-It Chicken Nuggets are a huge hit with my kids. – via Your Modern Family


Easy School Lunch Ideas for Kids

Apple chips are a great alternative to potato chips.

Kids will love these chicken and waffles kabobs. – via Kids Activities Blog

Strawberry fruit leather shapes are so cute! – via Picklebums

Mini corn dog muffins look super easy to make. – via The Pioneer Woman

Pair lunchbox biscuits with sliced deli meat and some fruit for a healthy meal. – via East Coast Mommy

Pizza pasta salad has all the best parts of pizza with some pasta thrown in. – via Laura Fuentes

Use apple slices instead of bread to make yummy apple sandwiches! – via Garnish with Lemon

Make a face with eggs to turn a regular ol’ salad into something fun! – via Keeley McGuire

Use tortillas to create mini deep dish pizzas. – via Dashing Dish

Kiddos can help make mini kebobs ahead of time. – via The Chaos and The Clutter

Kid-friendly quesadillas have apple and cheese inside. – via Momables

PBJ tastes better when it’s shaped like sushi, right?! – via A Bicycle Build For Two

Cut french toast into cute shapes for a breakfast-inspired lunch. – via Childhood 101

Pizza buns are packed with meat, dairy, and grains. – via Simple As That

Put your sandwich on a kabob instead! – via Simple as That

Add chunks of ham to bow tie pasta and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. – via Moms Without Answers

Healthy School Lunch Ideas

Healthy School Lunch Ideas for Kids


Spread celery with peanut butter and pretzels for a Butterfly treat!

Fill homemade hot pockets with your kids’ favorite foods. – via Don’t Waste the Crumbs

Freeze delicious lunchbox smoothies for a yummy snack that double as a cold pack! – via East Coast Mommy

Lunchbox pasta salad is healthy and delicious. – via Childhood 101

No Bake Cookie Dough Balls contain natural sugar — kids will think they are getting an extra special treat! – via Raw Manda

Turn hard boiled eggs into sweet chicks for an adorable lunch idea. – via Grace and Good Eats

Give them lots of protein with wheat-free chicken patties. – via Childhood 101

Add smoked sausage to skewers. – via The Kitchn

Mini gnocchi with olives and tomatoes looks amazing. – via Bentoriffic

I love that you can freeze ham, egg, and feta muffins. – via Family, Food, and Travel

Pack hummus and pita chips with vegetables and they can dip themselves! – via The Kitchn

Instead of potato chips, pack their lunch with kale chips. – via Living on Love

Cucumber tuna boats look delicious! – via Healthy Happy Smart

Make some ooey, gooey Pizza Crescent Rolls. – via Mess for Less

I want to make this spinach ribbon salad for me! – via Keeley McGuire

Add googly eyes to Baby Bell cheese for adorable cheese monsters. – via Danya Banya

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