Now that school is about to start up again, it’s time to plan ahead for those upcoming lunches. You’ll have to do the delicate dance of making food that’s nutritious but also tastes good. Even though it’s easy to throw together a sandwich every day and toss in a bag of chips, your children would probably appreciate a little more variety.

Your friends at Shea Homes® Colorado have found yummy lunch recipes and we thought we’d share. They’re easy to make and these flavor combos are sure to be a hit!
Apple and Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich
This is the ultimate combination of sweet and savory inside everything you love about a grilled cheese sandwich, and is also a perfect meal for families cutting back on meat or looking to fit more fruit into their daily diets. You can even watch a video to learn how to pack the sandwich so that the bread stays crispy.

Lunch Recipes Blog Story Apple Cheddar Grill Cheese Sandwich
Apple and Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Waffle Taco Bar
What kid doesn’t love tacos? This recipe uses Van’s Waffles to create taco shells and then adds a few healthy ingredients to create a yummy waffle taco bar lunch treat. This will break the daily sandwich cycle and you can also mix up different ingredients to keep it interesting.

Lunch Recipes Waffle Taco Bar
Waffle Taco Bar

Nutella and Banana Sushi
These delicious snacks can be prepared in only five minutes, so you can make them in the morning for lunch or even throw them together for the after-school snack rush. A healthy pro-tip: Try putting strawberries or blueberries on top to get more fruit involved.

Lunch Recipes Nutella and Banana Sushi
Nutella and Banana Sushi

Taco Pop Tarts
This is a savory, lunchbox-friendly twist on a beloved childhood treat. These quasi-Pop Tarts are filled with a kid-approved mixture of ground beef, corn, beans, and shredded cheese — all folded into a ready-made pie crust. They are a cinch to make and you can bake a whole batch at once then store them in the freezer for up to two months.

Lunch Recipes Taco Pop Tarts
Taco Pop Tarts

Wow — are these recipes making you hungry? Hopefully this list will give you new options to explore this school year. If you have any delicious school lunch recipes of your own, please share!

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