I can still remember as a kid the excitement of getting to lunch and opening your lunch box to see what’s inside. It was like a surprise everyday to see what my mom had packed. However there were those inevitable days when tuna salad or ham and cheese sandwich wasn’t what I wanted to eat for lunch. Thus the term “lunchbox letdown” was coined in our house. Last year, when my boys started school I was all excited to make lunches for the first 4 months, and then my excitement faded and it became more of a chore than a fun activity of packing them a nutritious lunch. We’ve rounded up recipes to avoid lunchbox letdown and keep lunches fun and exciting year round.
1. Easy Chicken Greek Salad Wrap | Source: Snappy Gourmet
2. DIY Homemade Uncrustables | Source: Mission to Save
3. Homemade Lunchables | Source: Mrs. Happy Homemaker
4. Easy Monster Sandwich | Source: Mrs. Happy Homemaker
5. Freezer PB&J Sandwiches | Source: A Mom’s Take
6. Southwest Turkey Wrap | Source: Thrifty Jinxy
7. Ham & Cheese Pinwheel Sandwiches | Source: Our Family World
8. Cracker Stackers with Ham, Cream Cheese, & Cucumbers | Source: Mrs. Happy Homemaker
9. Ham and Cheese Roll Up | Source: Practical Mommy
10. Fun Shaped Sandwiches | Source: Our Family World
11. No Fuss Dippin’ It ‘Lunchables’ | Source: Mrs. Happy Homemaker
12. Peanut Butter Banana Roll-Ups Recipe | Source: Cincy Shopper
13. Smoked Turkey & Cucumber ‘Sandwiches’ | Source: The Kitchen Is My Playground
14. Make-It-Fresh! Sub Sandwich – Homemade Lunchable | Source: Mrs. Happy Homemaker
15. DIY Uncrustables | Source: Cincy Shopper
16. Flower Sandwiches | Source: Our Family World
17. Sandwich Kabobs | Source: Mrs. Happy Homemaker
18. Football Themed Lunchbox Idea | Source: A Mom’s Take
19. Pizza Crescent Roll Ups | Source: Amanda’s Cookin’
20. Puppy Themed Bento Box | Source: Two Little Cavaliers
21. Homemade Lunchable Nacho Tray | Source: Mrs. Happy Homemaker
22. Pizza Bento Lunchbox Recipe | Source: Cincy Shopper
23. Sandwich Sushi | Source: Mrs. Happy Homemaker
24. Cheesy Ranch Chicken Quesadillas | Source: You Brew My Tea
25. Chicken Taco Bento Box Lunch | Source: Thrifty Jinxy
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Victoria Ess says
I love the title of this roundup! Thanks for the delicious-looking recipes!
Mary @ Mission to Save says
Thanks so much for including one of my posts. This is a great list!
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Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel says
Thank you Mary for allowing us to include it!
Lynda Cook says
Some pretty good recipes here, no reason to not come up with something!!
Thanks so much for including our Cheesy Ranch Chicken Quesadillas!
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Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel says
You are welcome Katie! Great recipe.
Anne Taylor says
Thanks for such an amazing list! I’m going to pass this on to my daughters who have school aged kidlets!
These are fantastic recipe ideas for my kids’ lunches! I will definitely try these out.
lunchbox letdown is a universal problem
Heidi c. says
I wish that I was more creative in the sandwich department. These are some fun recipes!
There are so many great ideas here! My kids would love the Pizza Crescent Roll Ups recipe.