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Are you tired of sandwiches?? Me too!
So let's just say no to the boring old sandwich, and mix things up a bit!
If you're anything like me - or your kids are anything like my kids - sandwiches get boring really fast! We're ok with sandwiches once or twice a week, but any more than that and the kids don't want to eat them, and I get bored of making them.
This page is filled with all of the lunches I have packed without sandwiches. I have been packing lunches for my kids for over 10 years now. That means that I’ve basically tried it all. I’ve had plenty of failures and a lot of wins to, and I have a pretty good idea of what works in a packed lunch.
Also in that time I have tried just about every product out there for lunch packing - and I know what works and what doesn’t. I’ve got a whole page with my top recommendations for what you need to pack school lunch - click here so you don’t miss out on that.
These no sandwich lunches are my favorite kinds of lunches to make. While you may see some similarities, if you look closely you'll see that the lunches are never exactly the same twice - I like to keep mixing it up!
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Click on each picture to get all the details of what's in the lunch, plus some of my lunch packing tips and tricks.
This page is just the lunches that don't have sandwiches. If you want to see my full page with every lunch I've packed - click here.
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Each of the pictures below is just a thumbnail of the lunch. If you click on one that looks interesting you'll be taken to the full blog post about that lunch, where I tell you lots more about what was in the lunch, how I packed it, some of my lunch tips, and some of the products I used.
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I think one of the most important tricks to getting kids to eat their lunch is to keep offering foods they like in fun and new ways. They want familiar, but they also don't want boring!
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These don't all have their own page, so you can just click on each to get a bigger picture, and read the details in the description. If there's any that you'd like to know more about, feel free to contact me or leave a comment.
Tamago rolls (Japanese seasoned egg omelette), tomatoes, grapes, cucumbers, carrots, sugar snap peas. Packed in Easy Lunchboxes.
Waffle bites, banana, strawberries, grapes, and cheese. One has whipped cream for dipping, one has cottage cheese, two have yogurt. Packed in Easy Lunchboxes.
Quesadillas, homemade pear/apple sauce (one has yogurt), homemade granola bars, apples, carrots, cucumbers. Packed in Easy Lunchboxes.
Leftover pizza, tomatoes, sugar snap peas, strawberries, homemade granola bar, raisins, and a prune. Packed in Easy Lunchboxes.
Homemade whole wheat banana bread, cheese, apple, strawberries. Two have ham and two have yogurt. Packed in Easy Lunchboxes.
Homemade instant oatmeal, homemade biscotti, banana, strawberry, and cheese. The blue containers are from Ikea. The oatmeal is packed in Thermos Funtainers. I heat the container with boiling water first, and then put in the dry oatmeal mixture with boiling water and boiling milk, so it all stays warm until lunch time.
"Don't call it salad". My kids say they don't like salad, but they like all of this stuff! Lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, ham, and sugar snap peas. One has sliced boiled egg. On the side: strawberries, raisins, and cashews. Packed in Easy Lunchboxes.
Pancake sandwiches. Homemade pancakes, two have just cream cheese, one has cream cheese and sun butter, one has butter. On the side they all have Joe's Os and dried fruit and a strawberry. One has some ham rolled with string cheese, one has a little ham cup with scrambled egg and cheese. Packed in Easy Lunchboxes.
Quesadillas. Three have just cheese, one has chicken. The one made with corn tortillas is gluten free. On the sides they have seaweed snacks, tomatoes, strawberries and blueberries. Packed in Easy Lunchboxes.
Leftover homemade cheese pizza cut in strips, cheese, oranges, cookies, and one has some raisins. Packed in Easy Lunchboxes
Grain free wraps. Two have ham and cheese, one has cheese, one has sunbutter & jelly. On the side: apples, grapes, strawberries, cucumbers, carrots.