school lunch ideas

When it comes to packing school lunches, a little creativity is needed or your kids will get bored and may end up trading a bag of carrots for a handful of M&Ms. EEK! The list below will help you with school lunch ideas. They’re not all vegetarian, even though that’s all WE will be using, because I know a lot of Slap Dash Mom readers are … gasp… carnivores. :) So, enjoy this list – meat and all – for helping you with delicious and nutritious school lunch ideas. I love that I was able to find vegetarian, vegan, and even allergy-free lunch ideas! Feel free to add your own to the comments.

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  1. I’m bookmarking this! With 2 kids in school with differing ideas on what constitutes as good food, this will come in VERY handy! Thanks, Sadie!
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  2. Great list to go to when I am out of PB & J this fall. Thanks
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  3. I love all the different ideas! Kids love creative ideas and it’s a great way to keep them interested and wondering what you might pack next!
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  4. The carnivores thank you for sharing both sides :P
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  5. Love these!
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  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Candace sandwich!
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  7. Thanks for sharing some of our ideas with your readers!! We’ll be checking out your other links for sure!
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  8. What a great list!
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  9. I love all of these!
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