On July 30, 2012 by Kelly

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?


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!

9. Quinoa Pizza Bites

10. Homemade Spaghetti O’s and Meatballs

11. Thermos Macaroni and Cheese

12. Poppy Seed Chicken Pinwheels

13. Pizzas in a Sleeping Bag

14. Homemade Uncrustables

15. Toddler-Friendly Football Turnovers

16. Pizza Spirals

17. Roasted Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

18. Toddler-ific Pizza Snack Cups

19. White Chicken Chili

20. Tacos in a Sleeping Bag

21. Cheesy Ham Biscuit Muffins

22. Individual Mac and Cheese

23. Corn Dog Muffins


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

24. Peanut Butter Jelly Time Bars

25. Apple Snack Cake

26. Strawberry Freezer Pops

27. Homemade Cereal Bar Cookies or Gluten Free Dairy Free Version

28. Balls of Energy

29. Homemade Yogurt Tubes

30. Oatmeal Apple Pie Bars

31. Homemade Applesauce

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

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