10 Easy Back-to-School Lunches

Ah, the end of August. Vacations are coming to a close, bathing suits are being packed away, and temperatures are dropping as fall approaches (Ha! Any Texan knows we’re kidding about that last part). However, perhaps the most familiar aspect of this time of year is the return of back-to-school. For many parents, this is a time of rejoicing. Empty house? Kids busy all day? YES!

That is, until the realization hits that with back-to-school season comes the (sometimes) daunting task of planning school lunches and snacks. That’s right — for the next nine months, those lunchboxes have to be filled every day. Every. Single. Day. YIKES. But don’t fret! Believe it or not, this can be mind-blowingly simple with the right recipes. Which is why we’ve compiled a few of our favorite delicious and nutritious back-to-school recipes to spark some inspiration. We’re all in this together!

Without further ado…

Mu Shu Steak & Apple Wraps


Beef Bao Buns


Back-to-School Homemade Fruit Cups from the Noshery

Back to School Fruit Cocktail - TheNoshery.com

Sweet Potato Mash-Up


Greek-Style Beef Pita


Crunchy Vegetable Snack from Setting for Four


Rock & Roll Beef Wraps


Apple Cheddar Crescents from Five Heart Home


Roast Beef Tea Sandwiches


Quesadilla Strips from A Southern Fairytale (these would be great with ground beef or leftover steak!)


In a time crunch? The ingredients for a healthy and protein-filled school lunch may already be hanging out in your fridge, no recipe required! Keep in mind these three tips when rummaging through the kitchen in the morning pulling together a last-minute lunch. Leftovers + fruit and veggies = your best friend!