Easy & Affordable School Lunch Ideas

CortneyJuly 27, 2020

Think outside of the box, the lunch box that is! August is just a couple days away and that means it’s back to school month! Whether you’re going back full time, part time or homeschooling – feeding your kids can get tedious, boring and expensive. Don’t fret! Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite easy and affordable school lunch ideas + 4 others I found on Pinterest to try this month.

If you really want to ‘Mom-Hack’ these lunch ideas, you can meal prep these or double up your dinner recipe for leftovers! That’s one thing I love about these delicious Chicken Fajita Wraps. We can make Fajitas for dinner and then I can repurpose the leftovers for one of my favorite quick, easy and affordable back to school lunch ideas.

These Fajita wraps are a great alternative to your traditional PB & J, plus you can sneak in some avocado and bell peppers for added nutrition! Pair with some tortilla chips, salsa and a little dessert for a lunch your child will love! Don’t worry, they are delicious and even easier than you think to make.

easy and affordable back to school lunch ideas

Chicken Fajita Wraps


  • 4 Chicken Breasts raw, thawed and sliced into strips
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Limes juiced
  • 2 tbsp Cumin
  • 2 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Dried Cilantro
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Bell Pepper sliced
  • 6 Tortillas


  • In a large bowl, combine olive oil and lime juice with all spices
  • Add in chicken strips and sliced bell peppers, let marinate for 10 minutes
  • In a large skillet, over medium heat, add in chicken mixture
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and cooked through
  • Add mixture to tortillas
  • Place into baggies or tupperware, before adding to lunch box, add additional toppings and enjoy!

See how easy! This can also make a delicious weeknight dinner as well. I love to add some lettuce, avocado and cheese the morning before school for a yummy wrap. You could also pair with black beans, rice or a small salad for a complete meal. What would you add to yours? Check out these other fun lunch options below!

easy and affordable back to school lunch ideas

ONECreamy Tuna Pasta Salad | TWOChicken Burrito Bowl | THREE – Breakfast Bento Boxes | FOURTurkey and Cheese Crescent Rolls

Which ones will you try first? You have to let me know what you think if you try any of these options! I hope you have a smooth transition back to school, if you’re feeling anxious you can check out these bible verses to help with anxiety.

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