As a homeschool mom, lunch is probably my least favorite meal. We are a cold cereal and Pop-Tart with the occasional pancakes/bacon/eggs kinda breakfast family. Generally speaking, my children make their own breakfasts. But by lunch they typically want something hot, which means either my oldest fixes lunch for them or I have to stop teaching to make lunch. And let’s face it, sometimes we’re on a roll and I don’t want to stop teaching!
I don’t usually eat lunch until about 2pm, but kids seem to be hungry by noon! So what can we do to make lunch easier on everyone? As I was looking for good homeschool lunch ideas, I was surprised this was such a hot topic. I found some great resources on creating spaces for kids to make or plan their own lunches, as well as ideas for making lunches ahead of time and more! I hope you enjoy and these help you all too!
It may seem strange to make boxed lunches for your homeschool kids, but this Mom of 15 swears by it! And I think it’s a great idea too!
Design Improved shows how to create your own School Lunch Station, which I think is a brilliant idea! Not only does it keep them from “browsing” the kitchen, it also keeps all their options in one place! Genius!
Happy Money Saver shares some easy Make Ahead Cold Lunches, so you can take the work out of lunch!
Want some ideas for simple Hot and Cold Lunches? Practical by Default has you covered!
Ticia at Adventures in Mommydom shares 10 Easy Homeschool Lunches her kids love.
Psycho with 6 author, Melanie Wilson, shares her families 10 Crazy Easy Homeschool Lunches and they look amazing!
Often times homeschool families are on-the-road to co-op classes or other activities around lunchtime. Here are some great ideas for 25 healthy lunches for days you’re on-the-go or at-home!
What about Mom for lunch? Maybe you’re on a special diet or just want to eat healthier. Here are some easy THM (Trim Healthy Mama) Lunch ideas for Moms and kids!
This is a brilliant idea from Walking by the Way, for moms of non-picky eaters. Serve lunch on a tray!
Do you have a gluten allergy in your home? Here are 10 Gluten-Free Lunch Ideas for Kids from Annie & Everything.
Make lunch quick and easy with these 10 lunch ideas for busy moms from Homeschooling on a Dime.
I love my children, but I do not like cooking. So the less time I spend in the kitchen, the better. Here are 10 Make Ahead School Lunches (Done the Lazy Way) from ASL Rochelle.
Need a quick lunch ready in 15 minutes or less? Check out these fast lunches over at Cornerstone Confessions!
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Have you ever forgotten to feed your kids lunch? Maybe they had hot dogs or pizza for the 4th time in 6 days? Sometimes it just helps to make a plan and have it posted in the kitchen. Here are some printable Homeschool Lunch Planners to help make your homeschool day and life a little easier.
Teach (And Feed) them Diligently Lunch Ideas | Teach Them Diligently
Easy Homeschool Meals Menu Plan | Free Homeschool Deals
Printable School Lunch Box Meal Planner | Living Locurto
Don’t forget to grab our monthly meal plans to help out with dinner! It also includes ideas for simple breakfasts, lunches, snacks & desserts!
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Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2013. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES and FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, homemaking and marriage while trying to maintain her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers where she shares her tips on homeschooling without breaking the bank. Keep up with her via Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest or join her growing Thrifty Homeschoolers group on Facebook.