Back to School Lunch Ideas

Back to School Lunch Ideas

Summer is over and the school bells are ringing! New classes, new friends, and new experiences, so why go back to the same boring lunches? Here are a few fun and tasty lunch ideas that will help start the school year off the right way!

PB&J Apple Roll-Ups:

This easy, sweet treat takes about 22 minutes to make!

Here’s what you’ll need:

2 flour tortillas
2 tbl. spoons of peanut butter
4 tsp. of jelly
1 apple cut into wedges (no skin necessary)
1 tsp. of melted butter
2 tsp. of sugar
1/8 tsp. of ground cinnamon


Once you have your ingredients, the process is pretty easy! Start by microwaving the tortillas for about 10 seconds to soften them up. Then spread the peanut butter and jelly onto the tortillas and place a few wedges down the middle. Now roll up the tortillas. Once you transfer the rolls to your baking sheet, brush them with a little bit of melted butter. Before you put your PB&J treats in the oven, combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small cup and sprinkle some of the mixture onto your rolls. Next you will want to heat the oven to 400°F and back the rolls for 10 minutes. Since we want this yummy lunch to come out perfect, don’t forget to use the Cooks Innovations Non-Stick Liner Roll! This bakeware liner is coated with a nonstick so there’s no need for greasing and it’s easy to clean! Once your 10 minutes are up let the tasty tortillas cool down and you’re ready to eat!


Yummy Trail Mix:

This quick and easy snack is great for people of all ages! And what makes it even better is that you can customize it however you like it! There is no wrong or right way to make it so you will always get the perfect mix.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 cup of Cheerios (flavor of your choice!)
1 cup of goldfish crackers
1 cup of your favorite dried fruit
1 cup of your favorite nuts
1 cup of mini M&M’s
1 cup of mini pretzels


Once you have all of your ingredients together all you need to do is place them all in a sealable container so they can last longer. Of course you can add in any other tasty treats of your liking so feel free to have fun with your mixture!

Strawberry and Cream Cheese Sandwich:

This is another simple but very tasty treat that you just might mistake for a dessert! And just to make it even better, it only takes 5 minutes to make!

What you’ll need:

1 tbl. spoon of cream cheese
¼ tsp. of honey
1/8 tsp. of orange zest
2 slices of whole wheat sandwich bread
2 strawberries sliced (medium to large in size)

First, start by mixing the orange zest, honey, and cream cheese in a bowl. Once that is mixed spread it on your sandwich bread. And finally lay the slices of strawberries on one slice of bread and top it with the other slice. And that’s it! Your tasty, sweet sandwich is ready to win the hearts of whoever takes a bite!

Banana Sushi:

How about some sushi for lunch? Yes, you read it right, we said sushi. But we aren’t talking the raw fish kind; we are thinking more of a banana and Nutella sushi. This yummy treat will surely win the hearts of whoever gets lucky enough to have it for lunch. It takes 5 minutes to make and you only need three ingredients!

Everything you’ll need:

4 tbsp. Nutella
2 flour tortillas
2 bananas

First you are going to start off by spreading Nutella on the tortillas. Feel free to use as much or as little as you want. Next, place a peeled banana on the edge of a tortilla and start rolling! Finally, slice the banana rolls into 1 inch rounds and then you are all done. If you want to make these delicious sushi treats even more tasty add other fruits on top like a garnish.

Corn Dog Nuggets:

Corn Dog Nuggets are another easy but fun lunch idea that will liven up any lunch box! The process is super simple, only needing two ingredients.

The two ingredients you will need:

4 – 5 hot dogs
1 can of crescent rolls

Before you start, preheat your oven to 400°F. Open the can of crescent rolls and spread make sure you press the seams together so it looks like one smooth rectangular piece of dough. Cut the dough into 8 strips vertically and then cut it into 8 strips horizontally (leaving you with a piece of dough that looks like it has a checkerboard pattern). Once that is done, place the dough to the side and start slicing your hot dogs into pieces that are about a half of an inch thick.

Finally, we are going to wrap the little hot dog chunks in the pieces of crescent roll dough that we just finished cutting. Now you will bake the corn dogs for 8 to 9 minutes or until they look golden brown. Don’t forget, we want to make this process as easy as possible so remember to use the Cooks Innovations Non-Stick Liner Roll to ensure your baking experience is a smooth one.

And there you have it; no more boring lunches! Start this school year out right with these fun, tasty lunch ideas.

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