Free Printable School Lunch Planner (+ Easy Lunch Ideas List)

If part of your morning routine is yelling down the hall and asking your kids, “What do you want in your lunch today?” – You’re doing it all wrong!

As a busy mom, the last thing you have time for is coming up with last-minute school lunch ideas.

Instead, you need a system that makes the process fast and easy, so you can all get out the door on time.

That’s where a school lunch planner comes in handy! And you’re in luck because I’m sharing my favorite one with you today (for free!)

School Meal Planning Tips

If you know me, you know that I am all about making everything as easy as possible, so before we move on to the list of school lunch ideas, I want to share a few tips to make planning school lunches even easier:

Prep fruits and veggies ahead of time.

This is a great way to delegate some responsibility to the children and get them helping in the kitchen.

Buy pre-packaged fruits and veggies if your budget allows.

It saves a ton of time and for some moms, that makes all the difference in the world – plus the kids can quickly toss them into their lunches all by themselves.

Prep the main lunch entree in bulk.

DIY Freezer Uncrustables, spaghetti, casseroles, and soups can all be made ahead of time which will save you a ton of time in the morning.

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