Fun, Sandwich-Free Kids Lunch Ideas

Forget the classic PB&J and try your hand at these other non-sandwich lunches. Who knows? Maybe adults will love them, too

Don’t look now, but the back-to-school season is upon us. Time to start thinking about school supplies, wool sweaters, and the endless drudgery of making lunches each morning, er, the daily fun of packing a healthy and interesting lunch! Either way, sandwiches can get old, so here are some stellar ideas for sandwich-free school lunches that kids will love!

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Black Bean Quesadillas

Image: Aggie Goodman

Simple quesadillas are a terrific way to change things up, and though they're fantastic after a quick re-warming in the microwave, they're also pretty darn good at room temperature.

Make black bean quesadillas


Whole-Grain Waffles

Why not have waffles for lunch? Make them with whole grains so they're relatively healthy, and add a host of fresh fruits and an easy protein like yogurt, and you're set.

Make whole-wheat lemon waffles.


Heart-Shaped Brown Rice Sushi

Show the kids how much you love them with this fun and healthy heart-shaped sushi.

Make heart-shaped brown rice sushi.


Mushroom Avocado Wraps

Image: Kathy Patalsky

Kids will love these flavorful, filling, and healthy vegetable wraps.

Make mushroom avocado wraps.


Pinto Bean Dip

This simple and creamy pinto bean dip has a hint of leafy greens in it. Dip is a great lunch option, and can be teamed up with veggies, pita, or chips for a tasty lunch!

Make pinto bean dip.

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