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31 Back to School Freezer Meals

On August 8, 2018 by Tricia

31 Back to School Freezer Meals

Our favorite Back to School freezer meals will keep lunch boxes fun and full of flavor.

School days are approaching! One of the most commonly asked questions we get around here is how to make the school lunch box more exciting and less mundane. We have answers! And all of them are easy to make ahead and freeze. Simply thaw or reheat for lunch! Who says your kids can’t eat well at school?

freezer friendly baked goods - Homemade Pop Tarts


Perfect for those on-the-go mornings or for kids that need to also take a breakfast to pre-school care.

  1. Raspberry and Cream Pancake Rolls
  2. Mini Banana Pancake Muffins
  3. Homemade Pop Tarts
  4. Chocolate Chip Banana Breakfast Cookies
  5. Bacon and Egg Uncrustables
  6. Blueberry Banana Muffins
  7. Breakfast Cookies
  8. Toddler French Toast Sticks


For meals that are served warm, invest in a well-insulated thermos. Heat the items in the morning and place them in the thermos to keep them warm and ready for lunch time. The Thermos brand hot/cold thermos claims to keep food warm for 5 hours or cold for 7 hours!

  1. Quinoa Pizza Bites
  2. Homemade Spaghetti O’s and Meatballs
  3. Thermos Macaroni and Cheese
  4. Poppy Seed Chicken Pinwheels
  5. Pizzas in a Sleeping Bag
  6. Homemade Uncrustables
  7. Toddler-Friendly Football Turnovers
  8. Pizza Spirals
  9. Roasted Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons
  10. Toddler-ific Pizza Snack Cups
  11. White Chicken Chili
  12. Tacos in a Sleeping Bag
  13. Cheesy Ham Biscuit Muffins
  14. Individual Mac and Cheese
  15. Corn Dog Muffins

Balls of Energy freezer meal recipe


Everyone needs a little pick-me-up after all that learning!

  1. Peanut Butter Jelly Time Bars
  2. Apple Snack Cake
  3. Strawberry Freezer Pops
  4. Homemade Cereal Bar Cookies or Gluten Free Dairy Free Version
  5. Balls of Energy
  6. Homemade Yogurt Tubes
  7. Oatmeal Apple Pie Bars
  8. Homemade Applesauce

Make a Menu and Meal Plan With These Recipes!

Create your own custom school lunch menu using your Membership and the many kid-friendly recipes found in Menu Builder.

You can use our Mini Menu resources just as they are or use them as a starting point for your own custom menu

With membership, you have access to all our recipes (including these!) and ALL our menus! You can customize one of our already curated menus, or create your own from scratch using our blank menu, My Freezer Meal Plan!

You’re not locked into any one plan or menu type. You can save 5 customized menus at a time, and there is no limit to how many you can customize in a month.



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More Back-to-School resources:

 25 Lunch Box Freezer Recipes 

How to Pack School Lunches with Freezer Meals    Pack Allergy Friendly School Lunches

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