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16 Grab and Go Food Ideas for School – Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks

Are your kids headed back to school? These grab and go food ideas for breakfast, lunch, and snack for kids are perfect to prepare for a smooth back-to-school season!

16 Grab and Go Food Ideas for School - Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks

On-the-go snacks

It’s that time again, folks! The kids are starting school and your schedule is looking busier than ever. Between work, exercise, sports, and life, it becomes a process to get the kids up and ready for school, get breakfast on the table, have a lunch packed, and have a snack ready when they get home. PHEW!

Air Fryer Bagel Pizza for lunch

16 Grab and Go Food Ideas for School – Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks

With a little planning, you can streamline the back-to-school process by providing breakfast, lunch, and snacks that your kids will love! Take the time to pre-make meals for school with these grab-and-go food ideas.

Here are some of my favorite back-to-school food ideas, some are savory, some are sweet, and most are healthy. Make them in advance so the kids can grab and go breakfast, lunch, and snack ideas!

On-the-go breakfast ideas

It is important to start the day off with the right fuel. These breakfast ideas for school are great for taking with you as you head out the door.

Banana cinnamon mini muffins - an easy grab and go breakfast idea

Banana cinnamon sugar mini muffins

1. Cranberry Chocolate Chip Energy Bites with Oats –¬†Honey + Lime

2. Mini Banana Cinnamon Sugar Muffins Recipe РHoney + Lime

3. Omelette in a Mug – Food Network

4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars РCake Whiz

5. Make-ahead blueberry pancake bites – Honey + Lime


Make ahead lunch ideas

These are not your ordinary peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, folks! If you need a healthy grab-and-go lunch, these are some fabulous ideas.

Healthy turkey lunch wraps - Turkey Pesto Avocado and Spinach rolls for healthy school lunches

Healthy turkey and avocado lunch wraps

6. Pepperoni Pizza Bento Box Lunch РTrue Couponing

7. Chicken Taco Lunch Kit РBlommi

8. Turkey, Pesto, and Avocado Rolls –¬†Honey + Lime

9. Corn Dog Muffins – Moments with Mandi

10. Easy bagel pizzas in the air fryer – Sizzling Eats


Easy grab-and-go snack ideas

These back-to-school snack ideas are perfect to pre-make and take with you to the classroom.

11. Cranberry Pretzel Cheerio Bars – Must Have Mom

12. Baked apple chips – Delighted Momma

13. Butterfly Snack Bags with fruit and crackers¬†–¬†Honey + Lime

14. String cheese pencils – Arts & Crackers

String Cheese Pencils back to school snacks, Arts and Crackers

String Cheese Pencils – Arts and Crackers

15. Applesauce pouches – My kids are big fans of these easy and healthy on-the-go snack ideas. We buy GoGo Squeez applesauce pouches, they have several flavor varieties with other fruits, veggies, and even yogurts as well (we also made a valentine with GoGoSqueez pouches!).

16. Strawberry yogurt and granola bars – Gluten Free on a Shoestring

Homemade strawberry yogurt granola bars

Gluten Free on a Shoestring


Have a happy back-to-school season!

Enjoy these awesome grab-and-go breakfast, lunch, and snack ideas for your kids. I do hope it makes your back-to-school transition a little easier!

You can also check out this breakfast cereal for lunch idea, and our printable school lunch packing chart, which helps kids to pack their own lunch with the proper nutritional choices! What are your favorite grab-and-go breakfast, lunch, and snack ideas for kids?

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2 Comments

  • Thanks a bunch, you’re a lifesaver! I’m going to try the pesto avocado rolls, that sounds amazing. Can I freeze dry them after making a big batch?

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