5 Wonder Lunchbox tips and recipes for back to school

Send them back to school in style!

It’s hard to believe that back to school is already a few weeks away. The back-to-school routine is starting to kick in as the days are getting shorter and summertime ends. Some kids can’t wait to return to school, while others are sad to say goodbye to the warm nights with their friends and endless amounts of ice cream! For the kids that aren’t looking forward to going back, we have a few tips and tricks to get them excited about going back, especially when it comes to lunchtime.

Get your kiddos involved in packing their lunches. Share some recipes with them and see what gets them excited. Take them back to school shopping and let them pick out a lunchbox or a container they want to use to pack their lunch daily. Take your kids with you to the grocery store and get them excited about the options they can have or try.

5 Easy Back to School Recipes

1. Sushi Sandwich bites

The best part about lunch is that it’s time you can get creative with the basics. Lunchtime should be Fun, and Wonder® has a few recipes or tips to help get you and your kids excited about returning to school. Have you ever tried making your sandwiches into sushi rolls instead? If you want to get your kids inspired and excited about sandwiches, this is a must-try recipe that only takes 20 minutes.

Back to school "Sushi" Sandwich Bites

Whether your kid likes Tuna, Chicken, or a vegetarian option, this Back in Class-Sushi Sandwich Bites recipe is a must-try this fall. The key is a flat surface, a rolling pin and any filling that speaks to you. Some of our favourite classic options to make the best in class sushi bites are PB & J, cream cheese & cucumber, and ham & cheese. Place Wonder® White Thin Sandwich Bread on a cutting board. Using a rolling pin, flatten the bread slightly, spread filling evenly across one slice of bread, and roll tightly. Store in plastic wrap and slice rolls when you are ready to serve. A bento box container is perfect for your kids to transport their lunch to school. Add some veggies, fruit, or a sweet snack, and you have the ideal single-container lunchbox that your kids will be excited to enjoy. We all know how forgetful kids can be!

MOM TIP: Putting their lunch in one container makes it harder for them to forget or leave it behind.

Check out the full recipe here


2. Apple & Cheese Slaw Sandwich

Apple and cheddar cheese name a better winning combination? The salty cheese with a crunchy apple and soft, delicious Wonder® bread is hard for any kids to refuse. Even the pickiest eaters will enjoy this combination, which only takes 10 minutes to make.

Cheese and Apple Slaw Sandwich

The key to this delicious combination is using a Granny Smith Apple for tartness, a little green onion, shredded cheddar cheese, and a dash of mayo. Put everything into a bowl to create a slaw-like mix, and spread your Wonder® 100% Whole Wheat THIN Sandwich Bread sandwich evenly onto one side. You may be surprised if your kiddos are asking for this recipe on repeat, but once you try it, you will understand the hype.

Check out the full recipe here.


3. Deluxe Cold cut and egg sandwich

Do you ever find your kids complaining every day after school of hunger, and the time it would take to stop and grab a snack before their after-school activities is a huge hassle? Kids tend to be more active at school than we realize, and keeping them full and satiated is essential.

Deluxe Cold Cut Onion and Egg Sandwich

Hunger can be a significant distraction in learning, and children must learn the importance of food as fuel. If you find it hard for your kids to eat their meat or meat alternatives, this Deluxe Cold Cut and Egg Sandwich recipe is worth getting your kids to try. It’s simply delicious!

Check out the full recipe here


4. Make ahead English muffins pizza

A busy week ahead always helps to get things prepped beforehand. If your kids have been craving something new or something other than sandwiches, this 15-minute English Muffin Pizza recipe will have your kids jumping for joy.

English Muffin Pizza

Wonder® English Muffins don’t just have to be used for breakfast. This quick and easy is delicious and will curb your kid’s pizza cravings. All you need is tomato sauce, cheese, and whatever toppings you have in the fridge that your kids will enjoy (mini pepperoni, olives, bell peppers, mushrooms, and onions). Get your kids to help prep these pizzas for their lunchtime eats.

Check out the full recipe here


5. Salami Sandwich with cream cheese

There is nothing better than a classic salami or bologna cheddar sandwich. I am sure it was a weekly staple in most household lunch boxes growing up. If your kids are fans of the classic, then this 5-minute Salami sandwich with cream cheese is a delicious recipe to give your kids. Throw a little dill and green onion into the cream cheese to add some extra flavour.

Salami Cream Cheese

Check out the full recipe here

These recipes will help prepare your kids to return to school. The key is to keep things simple, easy, and exciting for your kids by getting them involved. Don’t Wonder® what to do for lunchtime when our recipes and tips are here to make things easier for you, especially with our printable Back-to-School Meal Planner

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