50 Useful and Quick Kid Friendly Lunch Ideas

Back to school for the kids has officially started! With these useful and quick lunch ideas packing lunches will be smother than ever. These 50 kid friendly lunch items will help you and your kids pick and choose the perfect lunch for each day of the week!

Lunch Prep Tips:

  • If your kids are old enough, then ask for their help with bagging snacks.
  • Try packing lunches the night before. This can help you out so you won’t be scrambling around in the morning trying to get everyone ready and out the door.
  • Mix up their lunch so your child won’t get sick of the same thing every day. 

Main Course Ideas


  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Ham and Cheese
  • Turkey and Cheese
  • Tuna
  • Salami & Cheese
  • Peanut Butter and Banana
  • Roast Beef & Cheese


  • Chicken Cesar Salad
  • Chicken Ranch
  • Lettuce Wraps
  • The sandwiches above can be wraps

Additional Main Course Ideas

  • Chicken Nuggets
  • Nachos
  • Pizza
  • Lunch Meat, Cheese & Crackers
  • Burritos
  • Chicken Quesadilla
  • Mac ‘n Cheese
  • Mini Corn Dogs

Snacks/Sweet Treats

  • Jerky or Beef Sticks
  • Pretzels
  • String Cheese
  • Popcorn
  • Goldfish
  • Pickles
  • Graham Crackers
  • Pepperoni and Mozzarella Cheese
  • Sun Chips
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Fruit Roll-up
  • Cookies
  • Rice Krispy Treats
  • Pudding


  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Peaches
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Watermelon
  • Applesauce
  • Oranges/Mandarins
  • Mangos


  • Baby Carrots & Ranch
  • Cucumber
  • Baby Corn

What to Drink

  • Water/ Diffused With Fruit
  • Juice
  • Lemonade

To learn more on ways to help you and your kids, check out these 3 great blogs below!

How to teach your Child to be self – motivated  

12 ways to get your child up and out the door on time

How to know if your Child is Being Bullied

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