Easy and Healthy Back to School Lunch Ideas for Your Kids!

By Cindy Adams

School season is almost here! It’s time for fun and healthy back-to-school lunch ideas that will have your kiddos looking forward to returning to the classroom.

While you can sometimes transform last night’s dinner into a lunch worthy of taking to school, it doesn’t always work out that way. When it comes to lunches, having the same thing every single day can get boring after a while. It doesn’t take long for kids to get bored with food, so a boring sandwich everyday won’t always do the trick. Healthy lunches can still be just as easy as those classic peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but who doesn’t love a P&J? Some of the ideas I found probably are easier.

These taste so good your kids won’t know they’re also good for them!


1/4 cup peanut butter
1/8 teaspoon each ground allspice,
cinnamon and nutmeg
2 whole wheat pita pocket halves
1/2 medium apple, thinly sliced
1/2 medium firm banana, sliced


In a small bowl, blend the peanut butter, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spread inside pita bread halves, fill with apple and banana slices.