mindful living, effortless style

An amazing collection of recipes and resources for school lunches.  Pin now, refer back later!

MEGA Round Up of School Lunches (for Everyone!)

School is back. The thought alone is overwhelming for most of us. (Myself included, and I don’t even have any kids in school!) Thankfully, the entire blogosphere is here to prepare us and keep us from mountains of school-related stress. I’ve combed through tons of blog posts to bring you this GIANT round up of school lunch ideas. There are literally THOUSANDS of lunch ideas in the links below. Can you handle it?

We’ve got your simple lunches, your non-sandwich lunches, your gluten/dairy/nut/soy/egg-free lunches, your paleo lunches and vegan lunches, your go-to lunchboxes and accessories, even DIY ice packs for your lunches! I think we’ve got it all. And if we don’t.. feel free to share your links in the comments. Hold on to your lunch boxes, here we go.

Simple and Healthy Lunches (not diet specific)

Weekly Menu at Canadian Family

Simple Lunch Ideas (with free printable) at Word Play House

A Week of Simple Lunches at Simple As That

Going Beyond the Sandwich at I Should Be Mopping the Floor (with free printable)

Healthy School Lunches Your Kids Will Eat at Sustainable Produce Blog

Freezer School Lunches at Pine Street Days

10 Recipes to Freeze School Lunches from 100 Days of Real Food

Healthy Lunch Ideas via Pinterest

30 Back-to-School Lunch Ideas at Very Culinary

Back-To-School Lunches (Free E-Book) at Simple Bites

100+ Healthy and Easy Lunchbox Snack Ideas at Family Fresh Cooking

School Lunch Roundup at 100 Days of Real Food

Lunchbox Idea List (with free printable) at Wendolonia

30 Days of Lunchbox Recipes at Peanut Blossom

Easy Lunch Recipes (with free printables) at Happy Green Mama

Blogs All About Lunches

The IPackLunch Blog

Lunchbox Ninja

What the Girls Are Having



Another Lunch

Vegan/Vegetarian Lunches

25 Back-to-School Vegetarian Sandwiches at Babble

40 Vegetarian Lunch Box Ideas at Peas and Thank You

Vegan/Vegetarian Lunch Ideas at VegKitchen

76+ School Lunch Ideas at Vegan Mama

Paleo Lunches

Kids Paleo Lunches at Our Paleo Life

190+ Lunchboxes at The Primal Kitchen

25 Back to School Lunch Ideas (and more here) at Deliciously Organic

Paleo Lunchbox Roundup 2013 at Nom Nom Paleo

Paleo School Lunches at Always Underfoot

A Month of Real Food School Lunches at Primal Bliss Nutrition

Grain/Gluten/Nut/Etc. Free Lunches

Gluten Free Lunches at IPackLunch

5 Gluten and Nut Free Lunches (and another 5 here, and even more recipes here!) at Keeley McGuire

20 Non-Sandwich School Lunch Ideas at Keeley McGuire

Nut Free School Lunch Ideas at Nut Allergy Mom

8 Grain Free and Refined Sugar Free Lunches and tons more recipes at Healthy Happy Wife

Gluten/Dairy/Soy/Egg Free Lunches

Gluten/Dairy Free Packed Lunches at Rage Against the Minivan

Extra Tips

Best Lunch Containers and Accessories at Cool Mom Picks

DIY Lunchbox Ice Packs at My Kitchen Escapades

Lunchbox Comparison at Wendolonia

Teaching Kids to Pack their Own Lunches at Rage Against the Minivan

Back to School Organizing: Packing Lunches at IHeartOrganizing

5 Tips for Painless Lunch Packing at Live Simply By Annie

P.S. The lunch pictured above consists of sliced oranges, ham/cheese/lettuce roll ups, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, cubed Coconut Banana Bread, and a freezer smoothie (one of these frozen again!).

P.P.S. Looking for even more ways to show Back-to-School season who’s boss?  For a limited time only, buy one of our Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life eBooks, and get the second for 20% – 28% off.  Don’t miss you chance to simplify your life and stock your freezer with delicious and nutritious meals.  Go here for all the details.

Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life eBooks special offer



P.S. Looking for more ways to simplify and save time? Follow these 3 steps:

1) Check out our Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life 2016 Printables and our Kids' Responsibility & Money Management Kit : over 50 pages of 2015 daily/weekly/monthly planners, cleaning schedules, meal planners, kids’ routine charts, budgeting sheets and much more!

2016 POYEL Printables
Kids Responsibility & Money Management Kit


2) Sign up for our newsletter:

sign up for the newsletter and get a free 6 week meal plan


3) Bookmark our famous Gift Guides for the next time you need the perfect kids' gift! (400+ detailed descriptions including age recommendations)- just click on the photos below

Our infamous kids' gift guides

The following two tabs change content below.
Natalie is lover of all things edible and mom to two sweet babies under 3 years old. She shares her favorite from-scratch recipes, techniques and tips for entertaining on her blog, Oven Love.

Latest posts by Natalie (see all)