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.

Easy four-ingredient turkey pinwheels. Go ahead and make them the day before—they won’t get soggy!


1 carton (8 ounces) spreadable garden vegetable cream cheese
8 flour tortillas (8 inches)
4 cups fresh baby spinach or you can use lettuce
1 pound sliced deli turkey


Spread cream cheese over tortillas. Layer with spinach or lettuce and turkey. Roll up tightly. If not serving immediately, cover and refrigerate. Cut to desired size.