Back To School

Do your kids get tired of the same old school lunches over and over again? Are you struggling to come up with quick, easy, tasty and healthy lunch ideas? If so, you have come to the right place! Send your kids back to school with a lunch that checks all your boxes and theirs.

Find your kid’s new favorite savory or sweet lunch item! If your child has any dietary restrictions, you’ll certainly find something here that works for them. There are plenty of gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian options to choose from. Lunch has never been so simple.

Browse Recipes

A bowl of Cauliflower "Mac and Cheese"

Cauliflower “Mac” and Cheese

Homemade Mango-Raspberry Fruit Roll Ups, so much healthier than the store-bought kind, and with much less added sugar.

Mango-Raspberry Fruit Roll Ups

These easy BLT Roll Ups with Turkey and Avocado are delicious and perfect for school lunch.

BLT Roll Ups with Turkey and Avocado

These freezer breakfast burritos, stuffed with scrambled eggs, scallions, bell pepper, bacon and cheese, are a great way to start the day! Make them ahead and freeze them for meal prep so you can have them ready any day of the week.

Freezer Breakfast Burritos

This quick and easy homemade Classic Chicken Noodle Soup recipe can be made in a pot on the stove or the Instant Pot.

Chicken Noodle Soup

The Best Chicken Parmesan recipe, made a bit healthier! Breaded chicken cutlets are baked, not fried yet the chicken is so moist and full of flavor.

Baked Chicken Parmesan

Your kids will love these Turkey Club Roll Ups packed in their bento style lunchbox!

Bento Box Turkey Club Roll Ups

I love this quick and easy beef chili made with black beans, tomatoes, homemade chili spices and beer. This chili pleases all the palates in my house – not to too spicy (although you can kick it up if you wish), loaded with flavor, and ready in less than 30 minutes.

Quick Beef Chili Recipe (Instant Pot or Stove Top)

French Bread Pizza Mummies

These easy beef empanadas made with my homemade beef picadillo filling and store bought empanada dough are "fried" in the air fryer for empanadas that area ready in minutes (only takes 8 minutes to cook)!

Air Fryer Beef Empanadas

Sweet Potato and Carrot “Tots”

This quick and easy Turkey Chili Taco Soup, filled with beans, tomatoes and corn is one of my favorite soups for lunch! It takes just 20 minutes to cook but it tastes like it was simmering for hours!

Turkey Chili Taco Soup

Make meat sauce AND Spaghetti Squash at the same time with this delicious one-pot meal ready in under thirty minutes (if using a pressure cooker)!

One-Pot Spaghetti Squash and Meat Sauce (Pressure Cooker and Slow Cooker)

Taco night happens once a week in my house, these are the BEST ground beef tacos made from scratch! This taco recipe is also great with ground turkey!

Madison’s Favorite Beef Tacos (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot)

The Easiest Pasta and Broccoli Recipe that my whole family loves, including my kids. Only 5 ingredients and one pot, ready in under 15 minutes!

Easiest Pasta and Broccoli Recipe

These EASY Bacon Topped Petite Turkey Meatloaf with BBQ Sauce are so moist with the addition of grated zucchini to the meatloaf mix!

Bacon Topped Petite Turkey Meatloaf with BBQ Sauce

This super moist Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread is loaded with chocolate chips in every bite. Made healthier with a whole wheat flour blend and lots of apple sauce in place of butter for results that are moist and delicious, without a ton of fat.

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Sliced hard boiled eggs, juicy ripe tomatoes, chopped scallions with a touch of mayonnaise, salt and pepper – enjoy this sandwich for breakfast or lunch.

Egg Tomato and Scallion Sandwich

These healthy Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are made lighter than traditional muffins swapping out butter for pumpkin puree – loaded with chocolate chips in every bite!

Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

This CrockPot turkey chili recipe is just for the kiddos (or picky family members)! A kid-friendly chili with ground turkey, corn, bell pepper, tomatoes and spices. Serve it with some chips on the side for the perfect back to school lunch.

CrockPot Kid-Friendly Turkey Chili Recipe

The heart-healthy power bars have all the ingredients one might have on a banana split: made with quinoa, rolled oats, dried cherries, nuts and honey.

Banana Split Quinoa Oat Bars

BLT with Avocado sandwich for the bacon lovers in your life! Bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado on toasted whole grain bread, a quick healthy lunch.

BLT with Avocado

Cute School Lunch Ideas for Kids

Watermelon on a stick, isn't that the coolest idea? No cooking required for this one! Sometimes it's the simplest things that make the best desserts.

Watermelon On A Stick

Pulled pork is one of those dishes you can serve all year round. It's perfect for pot lucks or large gatherings because you can feed a crowd without slaving in the kitchen. I came up with this leaner version using boneless pork loin roast and homemade BBQ sauce which gave me complete control of what was added.

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Rainbow Fruit Skewers with Yogurt Fruit Dip – A healthy snack or dessert for kids and adults alike!

Rainbow Fruit Skewers with Yogurt Fruit Dip

Whole wheat mini banana bread made with ripe bananas and chocolate chips are sure to leave a smile on anyone's face.

Petite Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Loaves

What can be more kid friendly than a bowl of soup with spaghetti and meatballs! Lean turkey meatballs are cooked in a light tomato broth with cut up spaghetti. This is a one pot meal my whole family loves and leftovers are great for lunch.

Meatball and Spaghetti Soup

Autumn Apple and Grape Medley

Any chocolate lovers out there? These double chocolate muffins made with bananas, chocolate chips and cocoa powder are moist and choco-licious! If you like the thought of eating chocolate for breakfast, then this is for you!

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins with Glaze