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Quick Lunches For Kids When You’re In A Rush

bumble bee tuna lunchbox

Our girls like packing their lunches. I know it’s because when they have a fun and creative lunch they’re excited about lunchtime. I know that their friends also think it’s pretty awesome too and it’s the way I like to make our girls smile during the day. I hope they know how much I love them and making their lunches is just another one of those simple ways I try to show our girls just how much I love them.

lunchboxLunches don’t have to be overly complicated either, a juice box , sandwich and fun fruit and veggies is all it takes. My biggest tip is to find cookie cutters that come in a variety of sizes and shapes. I like to find things that my girls like, flowers and stars are always a hit so are seasonal things for holidays.

I used to pack a big water bottle with their lunch boxes but after some time and feedback from our girls I realized that it’s not practical to carry a lunchbox and remember their water bottles after lunch so I like the bento style boxes which have space for everything including a small juice. The little containers allow for me to easily store fruits and vegetables separately. It also keeps their snacks from getting soggy or spoiled by the other foods.

Lunches don’t have to be complicated to be delicious, healthy and fun. I hope to inspire other moms to get creative with lunches and have a little fun!

What are your kids favorite simple lunches for school? 


  1. Adrienne on September 27, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Very creative! I need to get some festive cookie cutters – they really add a lot character to an otherwise very simple lunch. Thanks for sharing!

  2. becka on September 26, 2015 at 9:15 am

    These look great and very creative. I love trying to create creative lunches for the kids. I am going to try these

  3. geanine on September 25, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    I can only imagine your kids faces everyday when they open their lunch boxes! This is some awesome work. Love your creativity.

  4. Carin Kilby Clark on September 25, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    These are great lunch ideas. My kids are older and insist on making their own lunches, but every now and then I get to step in and save the day when they’re short on time. So these will come in handy.

  5. HilLesha on September 25, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    I need to get a little more creative with my son’s school lunches. I love these ideas that you shared!

  6. Ashleigh on September 25, 2015 at 7:32 am

    My son is in two schools, an AM and a PM so he has to have a quick lunch. Sometimes it’s PB on a English muffin, with some fruit or an apple and crackers.

  7. Rosey on September 25, 2015 at 4:23 am

    I agree that lunches don’t have to be overly complicated. Kids like a simply, happy Bento as much as they do an intricate one that took forever to make. Sometimes they like the simple one more.

  8. Krystal on September 24, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    I am constantly in a rush! We were almost late for preschool today too!

  9. Lynndee on September 24, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Our son buys his lunches in school. So far, he’s been loving and enjoying the food. I love those lunch ideas though. So cute yet healthy!

  10. Chubskulit Rose on September 24, 2015 at 10:23 am

    I love those cute and artsy shapes. My sn rgs his school lunch everyday and he is very fond of cute foods I prepare him.

  11. Jeanine on September 24, 2015 at 8:16 am

    I love making my kiddos lunches. I have to make 4, and because I use all homemade or stuff that doesn’t have packaging I do fun bento style lunches for them every day! it takes forever, but they love it!

  12. Lisa @bitesforbabies on September 24, 2015 at 8:00 am

    These are great ideas! I always make a wrap or panino or hummus for my kids when I’m in a rush. Lately, their favourite quick lunch is a croissant sandwich!

  13. rika on September 23, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Bento box is fun. I need to order a bento box so i can start trying recipes!

  14. Annemarie LeBlanc on September 23, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    I love bento boxes. It allows me to take a variety of stuff for lunch and would not have to worry about them “accidentally” mixing together. I don’t have small children anymore so packing lunch at home would be for me to take to work.

  15. Maria on September 23, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    My quick lunch idea for my son is usually a hot dog and chips, or sliced fruit with pretzels and cheese.

  16. Mykidsguide on September 23, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    These are wonderful ideas. I’m always on the look out for cute school lunch ideas. Thanks for sharing this.

  17. lisa on September 23, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    I love seeing new ideas for school lunches. I sometimes feel like my kids have the same boring lunch every day. Now I let them pick their snacks from a giant school snack bin.

  18. Chantal on September 23, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    These are such cute and creative lunch ideas! Any child would love these!

  19. Erin on September 23, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    These are great ideas! I mean, I’d even eat them! Lol, Im always in rush lately.

  20. Jenn on September 23, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    I have absolutely no imagination when it comes to lunches. Luckily, my kids don’t care. For one year at school, they requested bread and butter all year. Throw in water and its like a prison sentence! lol!

  21. Jeanette on September 23, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    The are cite idea. I wonder if my kiddo would actually eat his whole lunch if I made it like this, he would love the creative side for sure.

  22. Laurie Emerson on September 23, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    I love these ideas!

  23. clarissa on September 23, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Being a mother of 2 picky eaters i LOVE looking up ideas on how to be creative with their food! this post is so helpful! thanks love. xoxo

  24. Robin (Masshole Mommy) on September 23, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Those are such fun ideas! MY kids would love any one of these.