It’s a new school year and you promised your kids that you would make lunch time more exciting but you aren’t quite sure where to start. This collection of Creative School Lunch Ideas is here to help!

Creative school lunch ideas that think outside the lunch box!

I don’t know about you but during the school year I am always at a loss for what to send to school with my kids for lunch. My oldest is super picky so when I make her the one thing I know she likes (a turkey sandwich) I get complaints that she’s sick of turkey. My little guy starts Kindergarten in September and he’s picky too so I knew I had to come up with a game plan. Thankfully there are plenty of creative people out there who have done the hard part and have come up with plenty of creative school lunch ideas.

Cheers to a wonderful school year filled with yummy lunches and no complaints!

Creative School Lunch Ideas


Lunch Box Veggie Pizza Roll-ups // Real Housemoms


Sandwich Kabobs // Reasons to Skip the Housework

Lunch-Box-Tacos-food folks and fun

Lunchbox Tacos // Food, Folks and Fun


Mini Fruit Pizzas // A Dash of Sanity


Lunch Box Pizza // Food, Folks and Fun

cookie cutter sandwiches

Cookie Cutter Sandwiches // The Typical Mom

mac and cheese muffins

Ham and Mac and Cheese Muffins // I Should Be Mopping the Floor


Homemade Spaghettios // Persnickety Plates


Mini Pancake Kabobs // I Heart Nap Time

mason jar lunchables

Mason Jar Lunchables // Soup, Spice, Everything Nice


Bacon and Cheddar Egg Salad // Tastes of Lizzy T


Mini Taco Hand Pies // Lemons for Lulu

pizza buns -simple as that

Pizza Buns // Simple as That

breakfast for lunch-mopping the floor

Breakfast for Lunch // I Should Be Mopping the Floor

mini salad pita pockets

Mini Salad Pita Pockets // Lauren’s Latest

Now that we have lunch covered, check out these delicious muffin recipes that will be great for those hectic school day mornings.

17 Muffin Recipes