What I pack in my kids lunchboxes!
Any other moms out there feel like they are constantly trying to come up with new kids school lunch ideas??? My kids complain I make the same thing all the time, I complain because I get tired of making the same thing all the time! (mom probs, right?!?!)
I decided to document what I pack in my kids school lunches. Hopefully this will help others get new ideas, and inspire me to try new things!
These are all very basic lunches, nothing fancy here, real talk from a busy frugal mom who is trying her best to save money and raise great kids.
My parenting philosophy is always, “Keep it Simple. Keep it Frugal.” If you are looking for fancy cute lunch ideas, this article isn’t for you! I love those lunch ideas, but just not my talent.
If you are looking for some frugal kids school lunch ideas that the busy simple mom can do, you have come to the right spot!
I am able to save roughly $350 per year simply by packing a lunchbox for my kids to bring to school. This is such a simple way to cut out a few extra bucks from your monthly budget!
Full Disclosure: I started writing this article in October, and then kind of forgot about it until February…..so this wasn’t one complete month, but a couple mashed together. It IS a wonderful example of our regular lunches.
Day 1: Bagel with cream cheese, goldfish crackers, orange, two peanut butter cookies
Day 2: Cut up pancake, syrup, oranges, gogurt
Day 3: PB&J Sandwich, pretzels, oranges
Day 4: Pear Butter Sandwich, oranges, goldfish crackers, granola bar
Day 5: Bagel with cream cheese, banana, granola bar
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Day 1: Cheese and lunch meat sandwich, applesauce, granola bar
Day 2: Two Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, granola bar, animal crackers, grapes
Day 3: PB&J sandwich, carrots, dried apples, cookie
Day 4: Crackers, pepperoni, lunch meat, applesauce, homemade graham cracker
Day 5: Pear butter sandwich, orange, gogurt
Day 1: Tortilla wrap with lunch meat and mayo, roll, applesauce, peanut butter crackers
Day 2: PB&J sandwich, dried apples, carrots
Day 3: Turkey/Cheese on a Dinner Roll, Pretzels and Raisins, Orange slices
Day 4: Lunch meat and cheese sandwich, orange, applesauce, rice krispie monster
Day 5: Crackers, lunch meat, pepperoni, applesauce, grapes
Day 1: Waffle Strips, syrup for dipping, orange, and a granola bar
Day 2: Peanut Butter & Honey Sandwich, Energy Bites, Orange
Day 3: Bagel with cream cheese, Crackers, Banana, Chocolate Dipped Valentine Cookie
Day 4: Frozen smoothie, cheerios, turkey/cheese roll
Day 5: Frozen Gogurt, Apple slices, Ritz Crackers, Pepperoni
Share some of your favorite kids school lunch ideas in the comments!