Back to School Lunch Ideas

Summer is sadly coming to an end. Whether you or your kids are going back to school or you need some new lunch ideas for work, you’ve come to the right place! Packing lunch doesn’t have to be complicated. Keep it simple with healthy ingredients to help power you through the afternoon.
Back to School Lunch Ideas via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchen
Even though I am not going back to school, I get inspired to revamp my lunches I bring to work during this time of year. Packing a lunch doesn’t have to be complicated. First off, don’t start from scratch. Leftovers make great lunches! If you are taking the time to prepare dinner at night, make some extra and pack it for the next day. But sometimes when I know I’m not going to have time to cook the next evening and I want to save my leftovers for dinner the next day. So, now what to pack for lunch?
Sandwiches. They are simple, quick, can be prepared the night before, and with the right ingredients, healthy! Use the guide below to help you whip up a delicious sandwich.

Back to School Lunch Ideas via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchen
{via Produce for Kids}

Chickpea Walnut Sandwich via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchen
Looking to take your sandwich up another notch? Try some of these awesome sandwich (with a few twists) ideas!
Turkey, Avocado, Tomato, and Cilantro Sammie // via Simple Cravings. Real Food.
Chickpea Walnut Sandwich // via RDelicious Kitchen
Healthy Tuna Salad Sandwich // via Fannetastic Food
Apple Cranberry Tuna Salad // via Nutritioulicious
Ham and Cheese Flatbread Panini // via Mom’s Kitchen Handbook
Peanut Butter Banana Sushi // via Nutrition Starring You

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Not into sandwiches? Make a “snacky” kind of lunch with a various food groups. Bento boxes are the “it” thing now. I love these because you can have a little bit of a few items. Holley Grainger is the queen of bento box lunch preparation for her kids.
Be sure to keep food safety in mind when packing your lunch. Learn some food safety tips, here and here.

Back to School Lunch Ideas via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchen
{via Produce For Kids}

Produce for Kids has amazing recipes and resources to get everyone to consume more produce in meals and snacks. They are kicking off the school year encouraging everyone to eat a healthier lunch. Take the Power Your Lunchbox Pledge to eat a healthier lunch now through September 23 and get healthy lunchbox ideas, coupons and more! For every pledge taken, $1 will be donated to Feeding America®, providing 11 meals to families in need. By taking the pledge, you’ll also be entered for some awesome giveaways!

In 2015, 10,797 families and classrooms took the pledge and helped us donate nearly 108,000 meals to families in need through Feeding America. Help us provide even more meals this year!
I’m excited to see how much everyone can pledge in 2016! Take the Power Your Lunchbox Pledge HERE.

What are you packing for lunch?