20+ AMAZING Back to School LUNCHBOX Recipes

Marla Meridith

July 26, 2014



20+ AMAZING Back to School LUNCHBOX Recipes | MarlaMeridith.com #backtoschool #lunchbox20+ AMAZING Back to School LUNCHBOX Recipes | MarlaMeridith.com #backtoschool #lunchbox

20+ AMAZING Back to School LUNCHBOX Recipes | MarlaMeridith.com #backtoschool #lunchbox

Hi there! Just want you to know….I’m fully engaged in sweet summer days. I want each one to last longer than the next.

Reality bites me in the back of my mind & gently reminds me that Back to School is less than a month away…for my kids. Some of you have the littles heading back even sooner.

Let’s arm ourselves now with some recipes & lunchbox ideas to have us at the ready for when the school rush begins again… (but please, let the days slow down a smidge)

Homemade SpaghettiOs & Mini Meatballs | MarlaMeridith.com #backtoschool #lunchbox

Homemade SpaghettiOs & Mini Meatballs Make extra for simple weeknight dinners!

Savory bites…

These recipes are as great for us as they are for our kids. Most have an adult twist, so go ahead & pack your own lunch for work, travel, etc..

Sometimes lunches can be heated at work or school ~ other times not. Always keep that in mind when preparing.

Summer Pasta Salad | MarlaMeridith.com #glutenfree #backtoschool #lunchbox

Summer Pasta Salad Gluten free & super healthy!

Creamy Orzo Pasta with Bacon & Fava beans on MarlaMeridith.com #backtoschool #lunchbox

Creamy Orzo Pasta with Bacon & Fava Beans Have your kids help to peel the beans!

Orzo Pasta with Roasted Broccoli & Chickpeas | Vegan Recipe on MarlaMeridith.com #lunchbox #backtoschool

 Orzo Pasta with Roasted Broccoli & Chickpeas Vegan, filling & delish!

Caprese Pasta Salad | MarlaMeridith.com #backtoschool #lunchbox

Caprese Pasta Salad A taste of summer no matter what time of year!

Cast Iron Skillet Grilled Cheese | MarlaMeridith.com #backtoschool #lunchbox

Cast Iron Skillet Grilled Cheese Who doesn’t love grilled cheese. Pack in foil to retain some heat.

Bacon, Egg & Cheese French Toast | MarlaMeridith.com #backtoschool #lunchbox

Bacon, Egg & Cheese French Toast Comfort food for any time of day!

Pepperoni Mozzarella Grilled Cheese | MarlaMeridith.com #lunchbox #backtoschool

Pepperoni Mozzarella Grilled Cheese Everyone LOVES pepperoni!

Edamame Basil Hummus Dip | Gluten Free & Vegan Recipe on MarlaMeridith.com

Edamame Basil Hummus A twist on classic hummus.

Grilled Chicken Kebabs with Roasted Red Pepper Dip | MarlaMeridith.com #glutenfree #backtoschool #lunchbox

Grilled Chicken Kebabs with Roasted Red Pepper Dip I love to dip as much as my kids!

Quinoa Salad with Kale, Chicken, Chickpeas & Bacon | MarlaMeridith.com #glutenfree #lunchbox #backtoschool

Quinoa Salad with Kale, Chicken, Chickpeas & Bacon Lots of protein & veggies!

Spicy Sriracha Chicken & Quinoa Bowl | MarlaMeridith.com #glutenfree #backtoschool #lunchbox

Spicy Sriracha Chicken & Quinoa Bowl Adjust the spice to taste.

Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Casserole | MarlaMeridith.com #glutenfree #backtoschool #lunchbox

Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Casserole Gluten free comfort food.

Quinoa "Mac" & Cheese | MarlaMeridith.com #glutenfree

Quinoa Mac & Cheese A gluten free twist on a classic

Cheesy Spaghetti Squash "Pasta" | MarlaMeridith.com #glutenfree #lunchbox #meatless #backtoschool

Cheesy Spaghetti Squash A delish meatless meal!

Spaghetti Squash Fried Rice | grain free recipe on MarlaMeridith.com

Spaghetti Squash “Fried Rice” Way healthier than the take out fried rice.

On the sweeter side…

When our sweet teeth need to be indulged we can pack some super healthy bites to satisfy.

Fruit Salad with Lemon Honey Dressing | #backtoschool #lunchbox | MarlaMeridith.com

Fruit Salad with Lemon Honey Dressing Pack in a chilled thermos.

Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies | MarlaMeridith.com #backtoschool #lunchbox

Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Make a double batch for after school snacks!

Gluten-Free Oatmeal, Chocolate Chunk & Cranberry Pecan Cookies | MarlaMeridith.com Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies | MarlaMeridith.com #backtoschool #lunchbox

Gluten-Free Oatmeal, Chocolate Chunk & Cranberry Pecan Cookies A sweet hit of chocolate goes a long way!

Sweet Potato "Anytime" Cookies | MarlaMeridith.com #glutenfree #cookies #backtoschool #lunchbox

Sweet Potato “Anytime” Cookies A fall & winter favorite!

Blueberry Oatmeal Power Smoothie

Blueberry Oatmeal Power Smoothie Blend & store in a chilled thermos for an on the go, energizing treat!

What are your favorite homemade recipes to pack in the lunchbox? Share some links & ideas in the comments.

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7 Comments
  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    Posted at 13:18h, 26 July

    It feels like summer has barely gotten here and it’s …. winding down in a month? Whoa. Not right! I agree, let’s slow time down! Great post and ideas!

    • Marla
      Posted at 08:22h, 27 July

      I promise this, I am in denial about this. Just thought I had to get the ball rolling…now i’ll go right back into denial & summer mode 😉

  • Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
    Posted at 22:11h, 26 July

    Perfectly timed post for me 🙂 I don’t have kids- but teach at an international school. We go from August-June, so I go back in a week! I’m already thinking about lunchbox options, too.

    • Marla
      Posted at 08:23h, 27 July

      Awesome! I think it’s important for all of us to have the best lunch boxes we possibly can!

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  • jenna
    Posted at 09:22h, 27 July

    such a fun variety of recipes for lunch boxes. I know my daughter will love many of these options.

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