Fun, Sandwich-Free Kids Lunch Ideas

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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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


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.


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

Make heart-shaped brown rice sushi.


Image: Kathy Patalsky

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

Make mushroom avocado wraps.


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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