Ana is a single mama to an 8-yr-old son, Javier, who loves to wear costumes 365 days per year. When not exploring her beloved Sunshine State with her family, she's planning date nights with her single dad beau, Mark. The former content director for, Ana is now the VP of Content for Today's Mama. She has interviewed a wide range of mamas, from First Lady Michelle Obama to the Kardashians and everything in between.

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5 Fresh and Easy School Lunch Ideas

If you’re anything like me, you’re always looking for fresh and easy school lunch ideas. After all, it’s not just our kids who get bored of the same rotation, parents get bored of it, too.

One of my new year resolutions was to expand my son’s lunchbox repertoire because the kids refuses to eat cafeteria food, even when they’re serving some of his fave meals. He just likes the idea of my making him a fresh and easy school lunch, and I can’t blame him. To expand our school lunch ideas, I recently searched for a slew of new recipes, and I found these five to be tasty, reliable and kid-friendly.

What are some of your fresh school lunch ideas? Please leave a comment below and let me know!

1. Pizza Buns by Simple As That

5 Fresh and Easy School Lunch Ideas


2. Vegan Lunch by Mama Belly

5 Fresh and Easy School Lunch Ideas


3. Baked Corn Dogs from Martha Stewart

5 Fresh and Easy School Lunch Ideas


4. Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs by Weelicious


5 Fresh and Easy School Lunch Ideas


5. Mini Frittatas by Oh Sweet Day

This fresh school lunch idea sound delicious, but I’d swap the cob kernels for a can of sweet corn in a pinch.

5 Fresh and Easy School Lunch Ideas


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  1. Andi Gleeson 01/29/2014 at 2:41 pm

    These are all fun lunch ideas, Ana! I especially like the pizza buns.

    My son will only eat school lunch a couple times a month, on quesadilla, taco, or cheeseburger days. Everything else is completely inedible as far as he is concerned! He eats a lot of PB&J 😉

  2. Mamabelly 01/28/2014 at 9:34 am

    Thank you so much for including one of my lunches! What a great round up!