Sandwich-free lunches are all the rage these days! Lunches without a traditional sandwich can sometimes be a little more challenging to put together. So today on Family Food Live, 5 Sandwich-Free Back to School Lunch Ideas your kiddos will love.

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Getting hungry yet? Here are today’s lunch recipes.

Lunch 1 – Pasta Salad

Shopping List:

  • Pasta Shells
  • Pepperoni
  • Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • Cheddar Cheese, cubed
  • 3/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper


  • Follow instructions for cooking the pasta and let it cool
  • Combine the pasta and pepperoni, tomatoes and cheddar cheese
  • In a mixing bowl whisk together oil, parmesan cheese, vinegar, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Add the dressing to the pasta and mix well
  • Keep in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving

Serve the pasta salad with melon, cauliflower, and pudding.

Lunch 2- Peanut Butter & Jelly Rolls

Shopping List:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Bread
  • Green Apples
  • Carrots
  • Chocolate Pudding with Chocolate Chips

Lunch 3 – Pimento Cheese & Turkey Rolls

Shopping List

  • Pimento Cheese
  • Turkey
  • Flour Tortillas
  • Tomatoes
  • Grapes
  • Pretzels
  • Chocolate Chips

Lunch 4 – Cubed Cheddar Cheese

Shopping list

  • Cheddar Cheese, cubed
  • Pepperoni
  • Crackers
  • Hard-boiled Eggs
  • Strawberries
  • Apple Slices with Walnuts

Lunch 5 – Ham Rolls with Cream Cheese

Shopping List:

  • Cream Cheese, softened
  • Ham Slices
  • Applesauce
  • Oranges
  • Yogurt
  • Smores’ Trail Mix (marshmallows, chocolate chips, and Teddy Grahams)

We love using these EasyLunchBoxes containers for our lunches (affiliate link).  These fit perfectly in a standard size lunch box plus you can put them in the dishwasher!

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