I know I can’t be the only one who dreads packing school lunches! Thankfully, years ago, I discovered that I could transfer the concept of freezer meals into things that I could put in their lunch boxes. These make-ahead sandwiches and wraps are perfect for exactly that.
You can spend an afternoon preparing these and then not have to think about school lunches for the rest of the month. Your kids can just pull out what they want to pack in their lunch each day.
Make-Ahead Sandwiches and Wraps:
Our Hot Beef or Ham Sandwiches can be served hot or cold. If your child’s school has a microwave they can use, they can heat them up or you can heat them ahead and send in a thermos, but they are also good cold.
There’s no need to purchase Uncrustables with this recipe for Freezable Homemade Uncrustables from Make-Ahead Meal Mom. Making your own allows you to know exactly what’s in them and they are so much less expensive than the store-bought ones.
If you have a child with allergies, you will likely prefer these Homemade Gluten-Free Allergy-Free Uncrustables from Strength and Sunshine.
The Ham and Swiss Puff Pockets from Make-Ahead Meal Mom are another example of something you could buy store-bought. Making the homemade version is healthier and cheaper. You won’t believe how few ingredients you’ll need either!
Check out the Tortilla Pizza Rollups from On My Kids Plate. They can be made ahead and frozen and then taken out for packing in school lunches.
The freezer-friendly Ham and Cheese Pinwheels on The Coupon Project are simple are a such kid-pleaser.
These Chicken Avocado Salad Roll-Ups from Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts are healthy and colorful. Make a big batch, wrap, and freeze.
Thriving Home has a recipe for Make-Ahead Lunch Wraps that can be packed for lunches or eaten as an after-school snack.
For those discerning palates and foodies-in-the-making, try Awake by Grace’s Freezer Friendly Chicken Parm Wraps.
Another healthy option is the Black Bean and Quinoa Freezer Burritos on Hey Nutrition Lady.
Santa Fe Spirals from The Appetizer Chick is a simple snack option that can be sliced and used in lunchboxes.
Which of these are you going to try first?
Check out these other make-ahead lunch ideas:
These English Muffin Mini Pizzas are great for school lunches too!