Quick and Easy Kid Lunch Ideas for Back-to-School

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Masterpiece in Minutes - Back to school

"Kids will love them" Sandwich Ideas for Back-to-School

Running out of easy school lunches?
Have a picky eater and really want to move them away from another peanut butter or ham and cheese sandwich? Looking for creative ways to get some extra fruits or vegetables into your little one’s lunchtime meal? Need a fast and easy lunch recipe that the kids can also help make? No more need to stress, we have you covered!

Now you can quickly reference some great school lunch ideas for kids from preschool and up, that are easy to pack in their lunchboxes or serve at the table at home. Check out these Wonder parent-inspired sandwich creations.

Choose salami, chicken or how about a vegetarian delight? These kids' lunch ideas are sure to inspire some great meal ideas for your little ones for both lunches at school or if they are learning from home. From white bread to Texas Toast bread and even a thin sandwich bread option, the combinations are endless! Share your Wonder Wins on our Instagram or Facebook page and inspire even more Canadian parents with your unique creations.

 

 

Avocado Egg Salad

Combine a classic egg salad and a popular favourite avocado toast to make this Wonder® Win. This Avocado Egg salad is perfect for both breakfast and lunch! 

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Avocado Egg Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Total: 25 minutes | Serves 4

See the full recipe here 

 

 

Easy Cream Cheese and Jam Sealed Sammies

Get creative at home with this quick and easy Sealed Sammie recipe JAM packed with fun! This colourful Wonder® Win is not only a perfect option for the adventurous but will please the picky eater too. These sealed sammies can also be made into a sweet treat or savoury snack!

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Cream Cheese and Jam Sammies

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 0 minutes | Total: 10 minutes | Serves 4
See the full recipe here

 

 

Apricot, Cheddar and Chicken Sandwich

Not only is this Wonder® Win a great lunchtime option for the kids but also something you can enjoy while working from home. Save yourself some time and cook a few extra chicken breasts for dinner the night before to cut cooking time down. Store-bought deli meats are also a quick and easy substitution.

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Apricot, Cheddar and Chicken Sandwich

Prep Time: 7 minutes | Cook Time: 3 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes | Serves 1
See the full recipe here 

 

 

Salami Sandwich With Cream Cheese

It may feel a bit nostalgic so chances are you may want to make an extra one of these sandwiches for you as well! This hearty lunchtime meal requires only 5 minutes prep time and no cooking time. You’re welcome!

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Salami Cream Cheese

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 0 minutes | Total Time: 5 minutes | Serves 1
See the full recipe here

 

 

Sweet and Savoury Grilled Cheese

If you’re looking for another way to serve up the classic grilled cheese sandwich then this Wonder® Win is a definite must try!   Not only is this a great option for lunch but could also be cut into smaller triangles and enjoyed as a filling snack.

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Sweet and Savoury Blueberry Grilled Cheese

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes | Serves 4
See the full recipe here

 

 

Easy Kid Friendly Veggie Sandwich

Here’s a fun and quick way to bring some wonder to the table! This vegetarian sandwich recipe is the most colourful lunch that your kiddo is likely to have! The great thing about this Wonder® Win is that you can pick and choose the vegetables that your kids will enjoy and always try and sneak a new one in from time to time to see if you can get them to try something new.   

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Rainbow Veggie Sandwich

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 0 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes | Serves 1
See the full recipe here                                                                                                                     

 

 

Deluxe Cold Cut and Egg Sandwich

This Wonder® parent inspiration is a great option for the more adventurous eater! If the onion is the only thing holding your kiddos back from giving it a try, leave it off and lunch is served!  

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Deluxe Cold Cut Onion and Egg Sandwich

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes | Serves 2
See the full recipe here

 

 

Turkey Bacon, Avocado Cheesy Melt 

Another super quick lunch idea to warm the kids up on a cold afternoon or try it as a fun Sunday breakfast idea. 

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Turkey, Bacon, Avocado Cheesy Melt

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes | Serves 2
See the full recipe here 

 

 

S'Mores Campfire Sandwich

If you’re stumped for interesting after school snack ideas then this is the Wonder® Win for you! Cut them into smaller pieces and serve with a glass of milk for a fun treat after a long day of learning. 

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S'More Sandwich

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes | Serves 4
See the full recipe here

 

 

Hawaiian Grilled Cheese 

Finally, a fun and delicious way to add a bit of fruit to the kids’ lunchtime sandwiches! If bacon isn’t their thing, try substituting for turkey bacon or even vegan bacon to create this well-rounded Wonder® Win.

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Hawaiian Grilled Cheese

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes | Serves 4
See the full recipe here 

 

 

Fish Sticks, Mayo, Mustard and Lettuce 

This easy to make kid-friendly recipe takes less takes less than 20 mins, giving you more time to prep the kids lunches for the next day, tidying up from the day or helping with homework before dinner time.  Slicing each sandwich up by fish stick and pairing with fries is a fun way to serve up a fun take on fish and chips for dinner tonight. 

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Fish Sticks, Mayo, Mustard and Lettuce Wonder Win Sandwich

Prep Time: 2 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes (varys) | Total Time: 12 minutes | Serves 2  
See the full recipe here
 

 

Fried Bologna, Tomatoes, Mustard, Pickles, Lettuce

This quick and easy lunch idea is sure to bring back childhood memories. This easy to prepare sandwich is a great way to have the kids help with a weekend lunch by having them assemble the sandwiches once you’ve fried off the bologna.  

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Fried Bologna, Mustard, Pickles, Tomatoes and Lettuce

Check out more ways to have the kids help in the kitchen.  Click for tips!

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes | Serves
See the full recipe here 

 

Apple, Peanut Butter, and Cheddar Melt

One of the best ways to enjoy Wonder® bread is with a classic grilled cheese sandwich-but here is an even better way to bring something fresh and new to the lunch table.  This recipe takes less than 20 mins to make and is a great way to serve up lunch for the whole family on a budget. Check out more kid-friendly meal ideas under $20

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Peanut Butter, Apple and Cheddar Melt

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes | Serves 2
See the full recipe here

 

 

Apple Pie Sandwich

Let’s face it-no one has time to bake fresh apple pie everytime the kiddos have a craving, but with this easy to make recipe, Wonder® has you covered.   

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Apple Pie Sandwich

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes | Serves 2
See the full recipe here  

                                                                                                                 

Grilled Cheese With a Fried Egg, and Pickles

Wonder® bread is the perfect sliced bread for any of your grilled cheese creations.  Here is one that takes inspiration from breakfast and adds the tange of pickles!  

Looking for more kid-friendly breaky ideas using sliced bread?  Get inspired here         

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Grilled Cheese With a Fried Egg, and Pickles

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes | Serves 2
See the full recipe here

 

 

Peanut Butter, Banana And Bacon Sandwich Dipped In Honey

Talk about a fast and delicous breakfast idea for the kiddos any day of the week! This quick sandwich recipe can be made for the whole family in less than 20 mins and brings together all the favs like bacon, peanut butter, bananans and Wonder® bread!

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Peanut Butter, Bacon, and Banana dipped in Honey

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes | Serves 2
See the full recipe here  

 

 

9 in 1 Sandwich 

This sandwich creation is sure to bring some fun to the lunch table.  It’s full of great ingredients and bite sized enough for small hands to enjoy without the mess!  If you’re headed out for the day, this makes for an easy picnic option or the ideal way to serve up a sandwhich while on the road.

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9-in-1 Sandwich

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 0 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes | Serves 1
See the full recipe here 

 

Wonder® PB, Cheddar, Bacon and Egg Sandwich  

If PB is something you can’t get the kids to stop asking for every time meal time comes around, try this an option for breakfast or lunch any day of the week.

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Peanut Butter, Cheddar, Bacon and Egg Sandwich

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes | Serves 
See the full recipe here