School Lunch Ideas

This is the first year I’ve had to send a lunch to school with my daughter. I can’t lie – I kind of love it. However, sending her to a school that practices kosher eating (no meat or seafood) makes it a little difficult. I’ve been brainstorming ideas and Sophia has some ideas of her own, but I wanted to share if anyone else is in a similar situation.

Here’s a list of our go-to options for the time being. Let me know any ideas I haven’t thought of, that I could possibly add.

  • Curried Butternut Squash Soup
  • Chicken Noodle soup (chicken removed)
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Peanut butter + jelly sandwich
  • Curry Cauliflower Soup
  • Quesadilla (cheese + veggies)

Also, some snack options that I’ve found that work great instead of sending a main option from above, are listed below.

  • Hummus + pita chips
  • Bagel with cream cheese
  • Popcorn/veggie straws
  • Yogurt
  • Muffins
  • Cereal + milk
  • Organic Clif bars for kids

It’s always interesting to see what comes home in her lunch box – it gives a really good indication of what she really likes to eat, and what she’s just asking for because it sounds good at the time. I’ve also noticed that depending on how I pack her lunch gives way to how much she eats of it as a whole. Kids are very visual. I like using Sistema collection to pack my daughter’s lunch box. She can see everything in her bento box, or sandwich/snack box and it makes for a better lunch experience.

As far as thermos containers go, I really prefer this stainless steel one from Contigo. It’s really easy to open and washes up great. A little pricier, but I prefer this brand for almost everything, including her water bottle we send with her lunch each day.

Leave a comment and let me know what you pack for your preschooler or any age child for lunch! Bonus points if its meat/seafood free 🙂



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