10 Unique School Lunches

Think outside the (lunch) box with these fun school lunch ideas.

Back to school season is here, which means the lunch box is back!  We know it’s easy to get into a brown bag rut, so as part of Back to School Week on Blue Matter, we’ve compiled a list that is sure to give you some ideas beyond PB&J.

Here are 10 unique school lunches that think out side the (lunch) box!


The Elvis Burrito

The odd combination made famous by ‘The King’ is actually quite delicious.  This fresh take on an old classic makes peanut butter, banana & bacon even more fun.

Sandwish sushi

Sandwich Sushi

Make the ham and cheese sandwich fun again by rolling it out into sandwich sushi.


Pizza Buns

This awesome idea combines pizza and cinnamon buns in the best way!  Pop a pizza bun into your kids lunch for a sure hit.


Build-You-Own Taco Cups

If your kids love to be independent, this is the perfect lunch to pack.  Build-your-own tacos can be made by even the littlest hands.

lunch bento box

The Lunch (Bento) Box

This is perfect for little snackers.  The lunch bento box gives plenty of options for those picky eaters.

banana dolphins

Banana Dolphin Snacks

Arent’ these the cutest?!  These banana dolphin snacks are a creative healthy snack that will make you look like a rockstar class Mom.

mac n cheese

Mac n’ Cheese Pies

An old favorite gets a makeover.  These mac n’ cheese pies are a great way to make the mac finger food.

Easter Eggs

Easter Egg Snack Packs

Opening “tupperware” has never been so fun!  Your kiddos will love popping open these eggs for snack surprises.  Fill the eggs with anything from baby carrots to crackers and mini sandwiches.

sandwich on a stick

Sandwich on a Stick

Use cookie cutters to create fun shapes and pile the sandwich ingredients on a skewer for a new way to display a turkey sandwich.

banana pbj dogs

PB & J “Dogs”

Hot diggity dog these are adorable!  Peanut butter “mustard,” banana “hot dog” and strawberry jelly “ketchup” make for one creative frank!

Victoria Keichinger is the Director, Brand Marketing for Coldwell Banker Real Estate. When she's not managing national media and advertising for the Coldwell Banker brand at work, she finds herself most at home in Jersey City, NJ with her pre-school crush turned spouse (and baby on the way). A true francophile, she loves to travel and will go anywhere there are ski slopes.

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