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Nutritious + Cost Effective Lunches

We are always looking for fun and cost effective, yet nutritious ways to feed kids. And when we come across interesting ideas we love sharing them with our supporters!

As parents ourselves, we know there are so many things that we have to check off the list to get our littles ready, so we want to help our fellow parents and guardians out and share some budget friendly and fun lunch ideas! One less thing you have to think about as we get kids ready for school. 🙂

Meat-free Lunch Kit

Meat can be expensive, so save money by going meat-free a few days a week. A DIY lunch kit can include crackers, cheese cubes, cherry tomatoes, and grapes. You can always add in a bit of humus (if your kids like it) — a large container of humus is fairly cheap and lasts quite some time)

If you are home and your kiddo doesn’t have any allergies throw in some nuts — but for those heading back to class we would recommend staying peanut free.


Pita Pizza Party!

Pita bread, pepperoni (optional), shredded mozzarella cheese, and sauce sealed in a leak-proof container make for an easy, build-it-yourself lunch idea kids will love. Applesauce makes a good side.

If your child isn’t a big pizza or pita lover you can always swap this out with left over burgers (chicken/beef or veggie) from the night before. Just cut them down and make little sliders!


Lunch Meat Rolls

Roll together lunch meat and cheese slices in whole-wheat tortilla shells, and lunch is good to go. Use a toothpick to keep the roll-ups together, and add mustard or ranch in a leak-proof container for dipping.


Fruit Nachos

Start with thinly sliced apples and add toppings such as raspberries, blueberries, slivered almonds, and marshmallows. Fill a small container with caramel and peanut butter for kids to drizzle on the “nachos.”


Apple-Cheddar Quesadillas (this one is our new fav we just found)

Give a plain cheese quesadilla a tart, sweet crunch with thin apple slices. Add a veggie medley with ranch dip for a healthy side, and you’ll have an easy, budget-friendly lunch. (Look for coupons to save on your tortillas)lunch idea provided by 7 Cheap lunch ideas