The 10-Day Back-to-School Lunch Meal Plan

School Lunch Meal Plan - SavvyMom

I am a meal planner and usually know by Sunday which five meals my family will be eating for the remainder of the workweek. I’ve extended this practice to creating a weekly school lunch meal plan mostly so I don’t forget to purchase the food required for the midday meal, (which I frequently used to do before I made a list of what the kids were going to pack each day).

Although it takes a few extra minutes on the weekend to organize my grocery lists, I like not having to think about what to make each morning. I just refer to my plan each morning, prep the food required, and remain stress-free in the process.

Here’s a look at the 10-day school lunch meal plan I’ve put together for my youngest son. We have plenty of excellent packable recipes on the site, and I tend to forget how much we enjoyed them in the past. So, grab your pen and paper and take note, because whether they’re going to be at school or home, your kids are going to need some lunches!

10-Day School Lunch Meal Plan Day 1:

Turkey and cheddar cheese roll-ups
Carrot sticks, cucumber slices, and hummus
Fresh berries
Whole-wheat brownie bites

Day 2:

Mini cheddar herb quiche
Cherry tomatoes
Mandarin orange slices
Cocoa and date truffles

Day 3:

BLT Bites
Peach slices
Animal crackers

Day 4:

Sunflower seed butter, banana & honey pinwheels
Sliced red bell pepper
Pineapple chunks
Cocoa graham crackers

Day 5:

12-grain bagel with cream cheese
Cucumber coins and raw bell peppers
Fruit yogurt

School Lunch Meal Plan Day 6 (Week 2):

Chickpea Patties
Veggies and tzatziki
Orange slices
Whole-grain chocolate chip cookies

Day 7:

Hard-boiled egg
Rice cakes
Cheddar cheese
Blueberries and raspberries
Whole wheat carrot applesauce muffin

Day 8:

Cheesy pizza rolls
Broccoli florets and ranch dip
Melon balls (cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon)
Raisins and dried cranberries

Day 9:

Nutella- or nut-free chocolate spread stuffed crêpes
Sugar snap peas
Sliced plums
Whole grain fruit-filled snacking bars

Day 10:

Butternut squash mac and cheese
Cheddar dill biscuits
Chopped cherry tomatoes and cucumbers
Dried apricots


1 Comment

  1. Jane Thompson on September 7, 2023 at 10:42 pm

    This is a great list! Just wanted to point out that most school boards will not permit students to bring Nutella to school.

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