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Cucumber Pita Sandwich – Cheap Packed School Lunch Idea

Pita bread is fun to use for school lunches. Kids love the pocket. These can also be made on regular bread.

1 piece pita bread, sliced in half and opened
2 tablespoons hummus
6 slices cucumber
2 tablespoons alfalfa sprouts
1 tomato, sliced
handful spinach leaves
1 ounce pepperoncini, sliced (optional, will your kid eat them? Pickles may be an alternative.)
1/2 avocado, sliced

Spread hummus on each side of the pita. Arrange vegetables in the sandwich. If serving immediately, oil and vinegar or a vinaigrette salad dressing may go well, but can make the sandwich too wet to package as a school lunch.

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Couscous, Cranberry, and Feta Salad – Cheap Packed School Lunch Idea

ShareTwo of my three kids aren’t that much into couscous, but the one who likes it, really, really likes it. Couscous tastes fine when eaten cold in most recipes, in my opinion. 1 package couscous 1/3 cup dried cranberries 2 teaspoons balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing, or to taste 1/2 cucumber, diced 1/2 cup toasted pecans… Continue Reading

Grilled Chicken Salad – Cheap Packed School Lunch Idea

ShareSalads are great to send for school lunches. You can switch the vegetables around easily to whatever your child is likely to eat. If you want to add salad dressing, it’s best to have that off to the side if you have a small container your child can manage to open without spilling everywhere. 1… Continue Reading

Mess Around With the Basic Sandwich – Cheap Packed School Lunch Idea

ShareYour basic sandwich can be a very affordable school lunch idea, but they get boring quickly. It’s important to switch things around so your kids don’t get too tired of eating the same thing over and over again. This doesn’t have to be difficult. Something as simple as switching from your usual bread to pita… Continue Reading

Pasta Salad – Cheap Packed School Lunch Idea

ShareThe nice thing about sending your child to school with a pasta salad is that you can have the vegetables and main dish in one. I’ll share a basic pasta salad recipe here, but it can be easily changed to suit what’s available to you at the time. Basic Pasta Salad 1 package pasta, prepared… Continue Reading

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