Fun Ideas for Your Kids’ Packed Lunch

Packing lunch for your kids can feel like a chore. But with these easy and fun lunch ideas, you’ll bring a smile to both your face and your kids’. 

Sandwich Sushi

Turn ordinary sandwiches into something special by making sandwich sushi. Flatten a slice of bread, spread it with peanut butter, jelly, or your child’s favorite spread, and roll it up like sushi. Slice the “sushi roll” into bite-sized pieces. It’s a playful twist on a classic lunch option. You can do the same with any filling like ham and cheese or hummus and veggies. 

Mini DIY Pizzas

Let your kids assemble their own mini pizzas for lunch. Provide whole-grain English muffins, pita bread, or tortillas as the base, along with tomato sauce, cheese, and an assortment of toppings like sliced bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and turkey pepperoni. This interactive lunch allows your children to be part of the meal preparation process.

Fruit and Vegtable Kebabs

Fruit and vegetable kebabs are a fun and nutritious way to serve healthy foods to your kids. Thread chunks of colorful fruit or veggies onto skewers to create a bright and fun snack that your kids can enjoy during lunch. You can also pack them some dips they can use for their “kebabs”.