13 School Lunches, Snacks, and Desserts Kids Won't Trade at the Lunch Table

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13 School Lunches, Snacks and Desserts Kids Won't Trade at the Lunch Table

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August 14 2023


Get ready to ace lunchtime with these kid-approved school lunch, snack and dessert recipes! From Sushi Sandwich Rolls to Rainbow Bread and more, our A+ lineup of ideas will be the envy of the cafeteria.

  1. Chicken Salad Space Rocket Burritos

    You can absolutely play with your food — and get the kids involved! Have them help make their lunch with this fun and easy Chicken Salad Space Rocket Burrito.

  2. No-Bake Cereal Bars

    Use the family's favorite cereals to mix up a batch of No-Bake Cereal Bars. 

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  3. Apple Crunch Kitty Sandwich

    Filled with apples, soy butter and cereal, the kids won't realize they're eating a healthier, peanut-free lunch.

  4. Ham and Cheese Lunch Kabobs

    A playful twist on the classic sandwich, these easy kabobs are made with savory ham, cheese and a rainbow of fresh veggies.

  5. Blueberry-Cinnamon Yogurt Brittle

    Made with only three ingredients, it's easy to prepare a batch of Blueberry-Cinnamon Yogurt Brittle for an after-school snack.

  6. Rainbow Bread

    Transform ordinary slices of bread with a burst of vibrant colors! It's easier to make than you think thanks to Hy-Vee frozen white bread dough.

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  7. Chocolate-Date Energy Balls

    If you're looking for a sweet treat without added sugar, you've come to the right place! Naturally sweetened by dates, the kids will never know these chocolaty energy balls are a healthier, protein-packed snack.

  8. Thick 'n' Creamy Macaroni and Broccoli Cheese Soup

    The kids will savor every spoonful of this comforting, creamy soup.

  9. Sushi Sandwich Rolls

    Roll their favorite sandwich into a savory sushi roll they'll devour in no time.

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  10. Celery Critters

    Creepy crawly critters are a tasty way to encourage kids to eat fruits and vegetables.

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  11. Pizza Cupcakes

    Made with only five ingredients, it's easy to pack a personal pizza party in their lunch box any day.

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  12. Banana "Sushi"

    Pack Banana "Sushi" in the kiddo's lunch box or serve as an after-school snack for a fun way to satisfy their hunger and fill their tummy with nutrients.

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  13. Totable Mac 'n' Cheese Bars

    Have you ever heard of Mac 'n' Cheese Bars? Prepare a batch in advance and pack frozen bars in a school lunch box. They will be thawed and ready to reheat by lunchtime.