Back-to-school lunch ideas for kids of all ages

Middle School Munchies

Your middle schooler may not want or even like the same foods you’d packed for him just a year or two ago when he was elementary school. Follow the same basic structure (include protein, produce and treat) when packing lunch, but as his tastes change, you can vary the recipes a bit. Pasta salad is a fun twist that’s loaded with nutrition. My Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese Muffins are always a hit. Or try whipping up a protein-packed grilled cheese sandwich to help him power through his afternoon.

Toss in a clementine, some celery sticks or berries and don’t forget the treat!

Try these recipes:
BLT Pasta Salad
Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese Muffins
Protein Grilled Cheese
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins