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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 the.
One of the things I really try to achieve with my lunch packing is variety. I like to make sure lunch is never the same boring old thing over again.
Here is a whole page for you with lunch after lunch after lunch with no sandwiches! These are my favorite kinds of lunches to make.
And 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!
Scroll down this page for all the ideas. And keep scrolling. And scrolling! There are so many!
Also - people always ask me bag I use to pack the lunches in. I've tried a lot of different bags, and I now have a brand new favorite! The picture to the right - it's the new Going Places Thermal from Thirty-One, and I LOVE it! Click on the picture to order.
Click on each picture to get all the details of what's in the lunch and some of my tips and tricks. Bookmark this page and keep coming back - I'm still packing at least 20 lunches every week (4 every day, 5 days a week, and sometimes on weekends too!), so I'm constantly working on ideas and adding more. .
This page is just the most recent lunches that don't have sandwiches. If you want to see my full page with every lunch I've packed - click here.
Click on each picture to get all the details about the lunch!
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.
Keep scrolling! There are more lunches past this break. But while you're here - make sure you are on the mailing list so you never miss an update.
The lunches without sandwiches still continue to be my most favorite. I think they're the most fun to make, and they really keep lunch interesting.
Keep scrolling down for more lunches!
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!
Keep scrolling, there are more after this break!
Don't stop yet... there are still more....
Lunches from the 2014-2015 School year.
Here are just a subset of the no-sandwich lunches I packed last school year. 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. To see every single lunch I packed last year - click here.
Quesadillas (one with turkey), apples, and cinnamon sugar cookies. Packed in Easy Lunchboxes.
Pigs in a blanket, tomatoes, peas, grapes, strawberries. Packed in Easy Lunchboxes.
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.
"Lunchable": crackers, ham, cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes, strawberries. The one without ham has sweet red peppers, and the one with the biggest appetite got an extra cheese. Packed in Easy Lunchboxes, with square silicone muffin cups., and little Minnie Mouse bento forks.
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.
Tortilla chips, shredded cheddar cheese, apple, & tomatoes. Two have refried beans and two have shredded chicken. Packed in Easy Lunchboxes, with mini dipper containers for the ketchup, silicon muffin cups for the chicken, and disposable plastic baby spoons.
"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.
Happy First Day of Spring lunch. Corn dog muffins, organic ketchup for dipping, cucumber & cheddar cheese flowers, apples, homemade mini sugar cookies. Packed in Easy Lunchboxes, with Mini Dipper containers.
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.
Leftover cheese pizza, cut into strips so it's a little easier to eat, with tomatoes, carrots, yogurt raisins, and a few homemade sugar cookies. One child also got a boiled egg. Packed in Easy Lunchboxes, with square silicone baking cups.