Game-Changing School Lunch Ideas

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If your kids are anything like mine, they complain that there’s “nothing good” to have for lunch. Change their tune with these awesome lunch ideas!

​​​​Banana Burrito School Lunch Ideas

Fluffer Nutter Roll-Up

  • Tortilla
  • 2 tbsp. Peanut Butter
  • Banana
  • 1 tbsp. Marshmallow Fluff​


  • Whole-Wheat Tortilla
  • 2 Tbsps. Peanut Butter
  • Banana
  • 1 Tbsp. Jelly

Nutella and PB

  • Tortilla
  • 2 tbsp. Peanut Butter
  • Banana
  • 1 tbsp. Nutella
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Spread peanut butter over the tortilla. Peel banana and put it at the edge of the tortilla.  Spread the banana with your optional topping (jelly, Nutella, marshmallow fluff), and then roll up the tortilla.  Fold the ends to hold all the ingredients inside. For a yummy alternative, warm up the tortilla in the microwave for 10-15 seconds for an ooey gooey treat.

Pair it with:

A complete meal with these healthy items:

  • Fruit cup
  • Yogurt
  • Non-sugary drink like Water, Bai, or Crystal Light

Italian Sausage & Broccoli Egg Muffins

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  • 1 lb. Italian Sausage
  • 8 Large Eggs
  • 1 Cup Broccoli Florets
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
  • Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese


In a large pan, fry up the sausage until it’s no longer pink.  Remove from heat and add broccoli florets.

In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, oil, baking powder, salt, and pepper.
Lightly spray a 12 cup muffin pan with oil. Spoon the sausage mixture evenly into each tin. Pour the egg mixture over the top and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake for 15-20 minutes at 375 F
Refrigerate lunch portions overnight and add to lunch box in the morning. It’s portable and yummy!

Pair it with:

  • Jello with fruit at the bottom
  • Apple slices
  • Milk

Make School Lunch Fun Again

Fun lunches aren’t just for kids. Try one out for yourself. They’re cheap and easy ways to enjoy lunch whether you’re at home or work. Save money by packing a lunch rather than buying one. Now it’s your turn. What are your favorite fun lunches to pack?

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