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Getting the kids ready to go back to school after a long break can be quite difficult. Between organising school uniforms and after school activities, it’s easy to leave the kids’ lunch boxes to the last minute and just settle with cafeteria food for lunch. But packing a healthy school lunch doesn’t have to be a nightmare and can be suprisingly easy.

Healthy school lunch boxes increase the chances of kids eating what you pack. The trick is to find the right combination of foods that are healthy and what the kids will actually eat. Give your children a list of choices of foods for their lunches. Take them on the grocery shopping trip. Kids enjoy a variety of familiar foods and involving the kids in the choices for their school box lunches decreases the chances they will just throw it in the trash.

Here we have a few favorite lunch box dishes to give you an idea on what to prepare for the whole year. These dishes are very easy to make, will fit on a lunch box and sure to give your kids a healthy meal to get through the day.



Turkey Pinwheels

Turkey pinwheels are the ideal finger snack in bite-sized servings, making them ideal for the kids' back-to-school lunches. The dish can be prepared in 15 minutes, and the sauce only requires three ingredients that you almost certainly always have on hand: ketchup, mayonnaise, and sweet pickle relish.

Photo by: Ahead of Thyme

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Peanut Butter Banana Roll Ups

Though not really a lunch meal, these peanut butter banana wraps are a great energy snack. Bananas are full of Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C. They also contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose – giving you a fat and cholesterol-free source of energy. As such, bananas are ideal, especially for children and athletes, for breakfast, as a midday snack or before and after sports.

Photo by: Damn Delicious

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Peanut Butter Strawberry Banana Quesadillas

These peanut butter, strawberry banana quesadilla has the nostalgic flavor of PB&J folded into a warm, perfectly crisp tortilla. The peanut butter gets a little melty and the sweetness of the strawberries and banana slices shines through. It's a great way to put a twist on the classic sandwich.

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Chicken Waffles

This chicken and waffles recipe is a huge time saver because the hardest parts may be prepared in advance. The waffles go in the toaster right before you're ready to pack lunch, so this lunch box comes together quite quickly. Just bake the tenders the night before so they have time to cool.

Photo by: This Mess Is Ours

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Homemade Pizza Lunchables

If you’re looking for a fun, healthy lunch alternative for your child’s lunch, this recipe is sure to be a hit. These Homemade Pizza Lunchables are made with from-scratch pizza crusts, sauce, cheese, and your toppings of choice. Make the pizza crusts in advance for an easy, homemade lunch option for school.

Photo by: Live Simply

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Mini Spaghetti Pies

Every kid loves spaghetti and making it small and portable will get your kids excited for lunch time. They'll go crazy over these cute mini spaghetti pies and will be the envy of the class.

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Tuna Melt Grilled Cheese Sandwich

You would be surprised at the number of things that you can actually make using canned tuna. You can throw it in a salad, in pasta, or even on pizza. But one of the best ways is in a delicious, warm, crunchy tuna melt grilled cheese sandwich. 

Tuna melt grilled cheese sandwiches are a perfect easy lunch option. It's ready within 10 minutes and are a sure hit with kids.

Photo by: Ahead of Thyme

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Turkey Pepperoni Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks

These silky, savory, and utterly delectable Turkey Pepperoni Cheese-Stuffed Breadsticks are an upgrade to your ordinary breadsticks. Just think of pizza dough wrapped with a surprise of turkey pepperoni and melty cheese in the middle. You can even pack a warm marina from the oven as a dipping sauce.

Photo by: Sift and Simmer

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