Back to school means a quieter house, but it’s a stressful time for parents, who find themselves asking… What in the world am I going to make the kids for lunch!? AquaMobile recognizes the need to feed your little swimmers healthy and balanced meals year-round (even if the pool is closed for the winter). Here is AquaMobile’s Back to School Lunch Ideas Meal Plan!

Monday Back to School Lunch Ideas:

Mondays can be mopey even for little sea monkeys! Keep Monday afternoons bright and exciting with these back to school lunch ideas:

Main Course – Whole Wheat Ham and Cheese Sandwiches:

Whole wheat ham and cheese sandwiches are always a fan favourite! Stamp a little piggie on top of the sandwich using a sandwich stamper to add some character!

Fruits and Veggies – Strawberries and Mandarin Oranges:

Fresh fruit will surely give your little one a burst of flavour and energy. Slice and dice cucumbers into fun shapes to give them a fancy new look.

Snacks – Veggie Chips:

Add some crunchy veggie chips for a salty snack without the calories!

Tuesday Back to School Lunch Ideas:

With day one out of the way, it’s time to relax with some old favourites!

Main – Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches:

Use square sandwich stamps to cut a PB&J sandwich into fun little pillows. If you don’t have any on hand, you can cut the sandwiches into squares yourself.

Fruits and Veggies – Strawberries and Kiwi:

Add a splash of colour to your child’s lunch with some sweet strawberries and kiwis.

Snacks – Cucumber and Hummus Sandwiches:

Stimulate the imagination with animal cracker cucumber and hummus sandwiches! After this diverse platter, you better hope they come home hungry for dinner!

Wednesday Back to School Lunch Ideas:

The week is half over already! Your child can stay motivated by keeping the energy up with some turkey rollups.

Main – Whole Wheat Wraps Stuffed With Turkey and Shredded Cheese:

Push through hump day with some turkey on a whole wheat wrap topped with shredded cheddar cheese. Cheese in small amounts is a great source of calcium, which keeps your kid’s bones strong and ready for some playground fun.

Fruits and Veggies – Cucumbers, Red Peppers and Edamame:

Cucumbers, red peppers and some tasty edamame beans. Your kids will love discovering the prize inside these bean shells. Test out some cucumbers, red peppers and yummy edamame beans. Kids will be excited to find a special surprise inside these bean shells!

Snacks- Goldfish Crackers:

The snack that smiles back, goldfish!

Thursday Back to School Lunch Ideas:

You are almost there! The second last lunch of the week needs a bit of a kick to compete with Friday!

Main – Cracker, cheese and Salami Sandwiches:

Thursdays are a do-it-yourself lunch. Help your kids develop fine motor skills by stacking the elements of the sandwich together. We like salami, but any variation of sandwich meat cheese will do. Cutting the cheese into fun puzzle pieces will make sure Thursdays are anything, but boring!

Fruits and Veggies & Snacks – Grapes:

Grapes! Use these to wash down salty crackers or use them as a snack if there is any left over!

Friday Back to School Lunch Ideas:

WOOHOO! The week is coming to an end! Drive into the weekend with this neat sandwich car idea!

Main – Nutella and Banana Sandwich:

Drum roll, please! The last meal of the week is A Nutella and banana sandwich! Pack some sweetness into Friday’s lunch. The potassium found in bananas will always relieve any stress from a busy school week. Cut the sandwich into the shape of a car and add some cheese wheels for a snack and some fun!

Fruits and Veggies – Strawberries and Kiwis:

Juicy strawberries and kiwis will wash down all that sticky Nutella and give your little swimmer some vitamin C!

Snacks – Granola Bar:

The granola bar is the road for our little sandwich car to drive on!

Have any back-to-school lunch ideas? Let us know in the comments section below!