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20 Lunch Box and Snack Ideas for Kids

by Devin Berglund

These healthy meals for kids will make lunchtime exciting again. We hope your family will enjoy these lunch box ideas and delicious snacks for kids. Make it fun and have your children help you prepare the lunches for the week ahead.


Strawberry Mice Cheese Snacks - Your kids will absolutely love these cute strawberry mice snacks. Who knew that something so cute could be so easy to make?

Hot Dog Octopi - This is definitely a creative way to make hot dogs look a little more exciting. Serve them over a sea of mac & cheese. Your kids are going to love these!

Teddy Bear Smores - These little bear smores are the bee's knees. If you'd like to bring fruit into this snack try this recipe.

Butterfly Clothespin Snacks - This is a brilliant way to keep different snacks divided. Have your kids help you create the butterfly clothespins as a craft and then surprise them when they open their lunch the next day!

Baked Mac & Cheese Muffins - We love this! You can't get much better than mac and cheese.

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Dirt Snack Pack - The dirt dessert pudding snack has always been popular. Grab some Oreos, chocolate pudding, and gummy worms and you are half way there.

Pizza Waffles - It's amazing what kind of things you can make in a waffle iron and this is an easy, no-mess recipe.

Pizza Rolls - You'd think this was a yummy cinnamon roll, but it isn't! We love these and bet your kids will too!

Tostadas - This three ingredient tostada will save you time and energy making it perfect for lunch!

Quinoa Pizza Bites with Dipping Sauce - Quinoa is popular today. Combine some with veggies and then you are ready to go with a delicious and healthy snack!

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Pizza-dilla - This is a unique combination of Mexican and Italian food! It is super easy and super delish!!

Mummy Dogs & Mummy Pizza - Your children will enjoy helping you make these Mummy Dogs and Mummy Pizza. These would be great lunches for Halloween.

Bean and Cheese Burrito - Super simple! Just make up some and throw them in your freezer. Take them out when you need them. You could also do this with eggs, salsa, and peppers for a breakfast burrito!

Grilled Cheese Roll Up - Make up a crock-pot of tomato soup and serve these on the side. Or for school lunch, keep the soup warm all day by putting it in a thermos.

Monster Sandwich - Who wouldn't love a monster sandwich? Play around with different monster faces. Your kids will be excited to find out which monster sandwich they get today!

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Homemade Fruit Roll Ups - Fruit roll ups are a favorite! But, did you know you can make your own? Just as delicious, but definitely healthier.

Apple Cider Doughnut Holes - All we can say is yummy! This is a MUST TRY!

Pop-up Pancakes - Pop up pancakes are amazing! Top with syrup and your favorite fresh fruit. They are so delicious they could be dessert!

Simple Fried Rice - This recipe, for fried rice, really is simple. You and your kids will both love it!

Fruit Parfait - These are delicious and would work perfectly as a side to your kid's lunch or even as an after school snack! Yum!

We hope you love these healthy meals for kids and try out some of the recipes. These lunch box ideas for kids will definitely help busy parents prepare great lunches for summer and for the school year as it gets closer.

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Devin Berglund is an enthusiast for all things writing. On her free time she enjoys FaceTiming with her fiancé (who currently lives in Australia), traveling, and writing novels.

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