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20 Non-Sandwich School Lunch Ideas for Kids!

Let’s face it, we all know that sandwich breads can be expensive and the same ol sandwiches can be boring for your child to eat everyday. We also don’t always have time to bake our own.

Here are 20 lunch box ideas that will make your child say YAY!!
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On Tuesday, we packed MOMables Salmon Salad with Crunchmaster Sea Salt Crackers. Salmon Salad is similar to a chicken or tuna salad, and one of Little Miss’ favorites. She loves being able to spread it on her crackers with her cute little fork giving her a fun change-up from a boring sammie.

The great thing about Crunchmaster Crackers are they’re fairly inexpensive (they cost less than $3/bag at my local grocer and you can print a coupon right off their website), they’re gluten free and also vegan

Also packed in her easy lunch boxes container is a spinach side salad, grapes, and two Home {Allergy Free} Mini Chocolate Chip cookies. 

On Wednesday, SunButter was the star of the show not a sandwich! SunButter is our favorite nut-free spread. (Make sure to also sign up on their website to get coupons emailed to you periodically.) Little Miss has apple slices and carrot coins for dipping and dunking into her SunButter Creamy. She also had chicken breast dices and grapes in this {allergy friendly} lunch box. 

Another fun alternative to a sandwich are muffins. We love baking big batches of gluten free muffins on the weekends so we can enjoy them for breakfast, snacks, or lunches. They freeze great so they won’t go to waste! 

I recommend King Arthur Flour’s Gluten Free Muffin Mix for my {Allergy Free} friends. KAF’s GF mixes are made in a Top 8 Free facility. A box at my local grocer runs around $5 each. I can typically get 14 full-size muffins from one package. We fill them with blueberries, chocolate chips, apples & cinnamon, bananas, or zucchini. 

The muffin in this lunch box is an apricot jam stuffed muffin. Yumm-o! She also has gluten free beef stick bites, cheese bites, strawberries, sweet peppers, and peaches. 


Salads are not only healthy, but a great alternative to packing a sandwich for lunch. Here I’ve packed Little Miss’ favorite: Spinach! I topped it with cheese, grated carrot, and “ribbons” of ham to make it a little more fun! Party in a Lunch Box, whoop whoop! 😉 

She also has Ener-G Brand {Allergy Free} Pretzels and grapes in her easy lunch box container for Friday.
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So there are four {easy} school lunches from just this week. Below are additional ideas from just some of our past posts for added inspiration! Click on the photo to see the original post and details from each lunch. {Enjoy!}


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