A Free Printable Lunch Box Planner + Ideas for What to Pack

If you’re looking for a way to make packing your child’s lunch easier, look no further! I’ve created a free printable lunch box planner that will help you organize everything. Plus, we’ve included some ideas for what to pack in your child’s lunch box. With this planner, you’ll be able to create nutritious and delicious lunch boxes with ease!

It’s nearing the end of summer, which means that the back-to-school season is just around the corner! If you’re like me, you’re already starting to think about what to pack in your child’s lunch box.

This free printable lunch box planner can help make packing lunches a breeze. It includes a weekly menu planner and lots of ideas for healthy and delicious lunchbox recipes. Happy packing!

How to Use this Lunch Box Planner

To use this lunch box planner, simply print it out and start filling in the blanks. You can use it to plan out a week’s worth of lunches, or you can fill in individual days as you go.

There are two parts to this planner: the menu planner and the lunch box idea list. The menu planner is where you’ll write down what you plan to pack for each day of the week. The lunch box idea list is a handy tool that you can use to give you ideas for what to pack inside your child’s lunch box.

On the menu planner, there are spaces for five different lunch items to include in the lunch box. These can be main dishes, sides, snacks, or drinks. You can also use the menu planner to jot down notes about what you need to pack for each lunch, such as an ice pack or reusable container.

The idea list is a great way to make sure you have all of the ingredients you need on hand for packing lunches. Simply write down all of the items you need for the week, and then check them off as you plan each lunch. This will help you save time and avoid last-minute trips to the grocery store!

65+ Easy Lunch Box Ideas for Kids

Here are some great lunch box ideas for kids to get you started:

Main Dishes

  1. Mini corndogs
  2. Tuna sandwich
  3. Spaghetti & meatballs
  4. Pasta salad
  5. Pita bread with hummus
  6. Quesadilla
  7. Chicken nuggets
  8. Chicken salad
  9. Yogurt and Granola
  10. Quinoa salad
  11. Bagel & cream cheese
  12. Cheese & crackers
  13. English muffin
  14. Hummus
  15. Chicken soup
  16. Chili
  17. Grilled cheese
  18. Peaches sandwich
  19. Hard-boiled eggs
  20. Mac & cheese
  21. Pizza
  22. Tuna salad
  23. Veggie burgers

Fruits and Vegetables

  1. Apples
  2. Avocado
  3. Baby carrots
  4. Bananas
  5. Blueberries & veggie filling
  6. Beans
  7. Cucumbers
  8. Cherry tomatoes
  9. Celery
  10. Cherries
  11. corn
  12. Dried fruit
  13. Fruit cup
  14. Hummus
  15. Kiwi
  16. Chili
  17. Melon
  18. Pineapple
  19. Raisins
  20. Raspberries
  21. Sliced oranges
  22. Snap Peas
  23. Strawberries
  24. Watermelon


  1. Cheese
  2. Cookies
  3. Crackers
  4. Fruit snacks
  5. Goldfish crackers
  6. Granola Bars
  7. Muffins
  8. Mini Cupcakes
  9. Popcorn
  10. Pretzels
  11. Pudding
  12. Rice cakes
  13. Rice Krispie Treat
  14. Tortilla chips
  15. Trail mix
  16. Veggie sticks
  17. Yogurt


  1. juice
  2. milk
  3. Smoothies
  4. water

What makes a healthy lunch box for kids?

When it comes to packing a healthy lunch box for kids, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, aim to include a variety of food groups in each lunch. This will ensure that your child is getting all of the nutrients they need. Second, focus on whole foods rather than processed snacks. And third, make sure to pack plenty of water to keep your child hydrated throughout the day.

How do I keep my child’s school lunch cold?

If you’re packing perishable items in your child’s lunch box, it’s important to keep them cold. You can do this by using an insulated lunch box and packing ice packs or frozen water bottles. This will help to keep food fresh and prevent bacteria from growing.

How long do ice packs last in a lunch box?

Most ice packs will stay cold for about 2-3 hours. If you’re packing a lunch box that will be stored for longer than four hours, consider using two ice packs or freezing items overnight. This will help to keep food fresh and safe to eat.

Lunch Box Notes

You can add fun printable lunch box notes and affirmation cards to your child’s lunch box to brighten their day! Here are a few ideas:

With these tips in mind, you’re sure to pack a healthy and delicious lunch box for your child! And with this free printable lunch box planner, it’s easier than ever! I hope you find this lunch box planner helpful in packing nutritious and tasty lunches for your child!

Packing a healthy lunch box for kids doesn’t have to be difficult. By following a few simple tips and using this free printable lunch box planner, you can pack nutritious and delicious lunches with ease!

Do you have any tips for packing a healthy lunch box for kids? Share them in the comments below!

Free Printable Lunch Box Planner

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