Back-to-School: 7 Recipes for Filling Your Kids’ Lunch Boxes

Looking for a few ideas before you pack up that brown bag or fill your child’s Bento boxes? Then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve found 7 recipes that you can adapt to your family’s needs for fun lunches this school year. The snacks and wraps are so good, you might even make it for yourself! Keep reading to see what you’ll be packing this year.

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1. The New PB&J

A new year calls for a new take on peanut butter and jelly. This recipe from Country Living puts plenty of apple flavor into your kid’s lunch box. You can skip the bacon — especially if you’re pressed for time — to create a vegetarian lunch wrap. 


  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons apple butter
  • 4 (10-inch) sandwich wraps, such as flour tortillas or lavash
  • 2 tablespoons apple jelly
  • 1 apple, cored, halved, and cut into thin slices
  • 8 slice crisp, cooked bacon (optional)

Directions: To assemble the sandwiches, in a small bowl, use a spoon to mix the peanut butter and apple butter together. On a clean work surface, lay the wraps and divide the peanut-butter mixture among them, spreading it equally on ½ of each wrap. Spread the apple jelly evenly on the other half of each.

Place 4 or 5 slices of apple on the peanut-butter mixture and 2 strips of bacon, if using, on top of the apples. Fold the tortillas into wrap sandwiches.