So you have a picky eater. Yeah, me too. Which can make packing school lunches a bit difficult. My picky eater? He won’t eat sandwiches, doesn’t like lunch meat, turns his nose up to peanut butter and jelly, and pretty much vetoes any quick and easy lunch ideas I come up with. What he does like are hot meals and leftovers. I don’t even understand it!

I have been trying to come up with some new school lunch ideas for my picky eater all summer long. I compiled this list for easy reference and we will be trying them throughout the school year.

Before we get to the list, let’s make sure we have the right school lunch supplies. Here are some things that I have found useful in the past.

School Lunch Supplies

THERMOS FOOGO Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel 10-Ounce Food Jar, Charcoal/TealTHERMOS FOOGO Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel 10-Ounce Food Jar, Charcoal/Teal

Thermos

If you are going to be packing a hot lunch, you need a thermos to keep it warm. While you are heating up lunch, fill the thermos with hot water to warm up the insides. When the food is warm, dump the water, wipe out, and fill with lunch!

 

 

 

LunchBots Uno Stainless Steel Food Container - Open Design Perfect for Sandwiches, Wraps, Salads or a Small Meal - Eco-Friendly, Dishwasher Safe and BPA-Free - All StainlessLunchBots Uno Stainless Steel Food Container – Open Design Perfect for Sandwiches, Wraps, Salads or a Small Meal – Eco-Friendly, Dishwasher Safe and BPA-Free – All Stainless

Metal Sandwich Container

This metal sandwich container works just like the thermos. I use this for lunches like leftovers or warm sandwiches. It makes it easier to eat at lunchtime. You can also use this for non-hot items like salad or sandwiches to keep them cool.

 

 

 

 

Sistema To Go Collection 4 Piece Cutlery Set, Assorted ColorsSistema To Go Collection 4 Piece Cutlery Set, Assorted Colors

Reusable Forks & Spoons

I would never send my metal forks and spoons to school because they would never make it back home! Instead, I bought some reusable plastic forks and spoons to keep in their lunch boxes. If they get thrown away, it’s no biggie! They are pretty inexpensive and last a while.

School Lunch Ideas for Picky Eaters

Pizza Rolls from What Lisa Cooks

Homemade Spaghetti-Os from Fake Ginger

French Toast Bites from Recipe Tin Eats

Pretzel Dog from Let the Baking Begin

Pizza Quesadillas from Amuse Your Bouche

Ham & Cheese Pinwheels from The Girl Who Ate Everything

Mini Taco Hand Pies from Lemons for Lulu

Grilled Cheese Roll Ups from Cincy Shopper

4 Cheese Pepperoni Pizza Bites from Gluesticks & Gumdrops

Mini Pancake Kabobs from I Heart Naptime

Corn Dog Nuggets from Lil Luna

Baked Crispy Chicken Fingers from Dinner at the Zoo

Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Sticks from I Wash You Dry

Looking for more school lunch ideas? Check out our School Lunches Pinterest Board!

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