Are your kids tired of PB & J sandwiches? Or maybe they’re not a fan of the lunch their school provides. Either way, Mr. Clean Can has some awesome school lunch suggestions that your kids will love!
Pizza is always a fan favorite amongst kids and adults alike! However, pizza isn’t exactly the greatest lunchbox meal. Pizza pinwheels on the other hand? Very lunchbox friendly! These are easy to make, and all you’ll need are refrigerated crescent rolls, pizza sauce, cheese, and whatever toppings your kids love on their pizza.
To make the pinwheels, preheat your oven to 350F, lay the crescent rolls out, and press the seams together to make one big rectangle of dough. You’ll then spread your pizza sauce, cheese, and toppings. Roll the dough up width-wise and then cut into about 1 inch pieces. These will go on your baking sheet, and only need about 10-12 minutes in the oven.
Your kids will love having these for their school lunch, and may even have fun helping you prepare them the night before!
Peanut Butter & Banana Snack Box
Does your kid have a sweet tooth? If so, they will love this peanut butter & banana snack box!
You’ll use a whole wheat tortilla wrap, and spread peanut butter over the top. Once this is ready, place a whole banana in the center of the wrap. Roll the wrap up, then cut into sections!
Along with the peanut butter & banana wrap, you can add additional snacks such as fresh berries, Goldfish, pretzel sticks, carrot sticks, and so on. We suggest whatever your kid’s favorite snacks are so they aren’t bringing home leftovers that will need to be thrown out!
We’re confident these mini quesadillas will be a new favorite that your kid will be asking for quite often!
For these delicious quesadillas, you’ll need wonton wrappers, black or refried beans, shredded cheese, and any other small toppings your kid might love inside their quesadilla! You’ll then fill each wonton wrapper just enough to where you can easily fold the wrapper in half. Once your quesadillas are prepped, heat 1/2 inch of oil in a skillet over medium heat. Each wrapper should fry for about 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown. Pat excessive oil off with a paper towel, and these guys will be ready to pack for lunch!
For an added bonus, be sure to include some sour cream, salsa, and/or guacamole that your kid might enjoy dipping their quesadillas into!
Apple sandwiches are a unique way to help your kid enjoy sandwiches for lunch again! Using their favorite type of apple, you can add whatever fillings between the slices to make for a healthy and delicious lunch.
A delicious option includes cheddar cheese and bacon! You’ll want to core your apple, and then slice into flat pieces that feel appropriately sized for building a sandwich. We suggest using fresh lemon to rub over the apple to keep it from browning while sitting in the lunchbox. You’ll then take one apple slices, top with bacon and cheese, and then top off with another slice of apple!
If your kid doesn’t seem to be a fan of bacon and cheese on their apple sandwich, some other great fillings include peanut butter, granola, and dark chocolate shavings. You can really be creative and make your own delicious creations!