Cool school lunch ideas for kids who turn up their noses at sandwiches

Because the classics like PB&J and baloney and cheese can get oh-so-boring after a while, and because we all know the struggle of kiddos who are a touch too picky, we’ve been racking our brains and scouring Pinterest to find ideas outside of the traditional lunch box. On top of that, reinventing the drab brown bag lunch may be one of the best ways to “trick” your kids into eating better by making their healthy lunches both creative and delicious.

If you’re the parent of a kid who brings home a lunch box with an uneaten or disassembled, picked-apart sandwich, check out these easy and (mostly) nutritious options for school lunch when your kid doesn’t like sandwiches. Some of our favorite lunch picks may be allergy-friendly too.