Healthy Lunch Ideas for Back to School

It’s time for back to school. For most moms, that means shopping, meal planning, and (in many cases) relief! It’s also the time we all start brainstorming fun and healthy lunch ideas so that we don’t get stuck in the sandwich rut.

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

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Fortunately, the September issue of Cooking Light has some easy and kid-friendly lunchbox recipes you can add to your rotation. There are lunchtime staples like PB&J made healthier, but there’s also a couscous salad, a Pizzadilla (pizza+quesadilla=genius!), and a creamy chicken salad pita.

The CL folksĀ have also come to the rescue with 17 different grab-and-go breakfast ideas. The Ham and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich with Mango Chutney (pictured here) looks absolutely amazing- it’s definitely going on our list!

In our house, we’re big fans of making a ton of extra breakfast sandwiches on a Sunday morning, wrapping each one up individually, and then popping them in the microwave for 30 seconds before heading out the door. It’s a quick, easy, and filling breakfast on the go.

Good luck to all the mamas who are gearing up for the back to school rush, and be sure to check back on the blog for quick and easy dinner ideas!

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