Easy No Heat School Lunches

BACK TO SCHOOL TIME! I’m that eager first-time elementary school mom who is living up to her A-type, OCD stereotype of preparation. One of my favorite parts is getting set with our meal prepping schedule. When it comes to school lunches, bento boxes are my go to! They’re so easy to customize and fill with good food that I know my kids will eat, even when I’m not around to force it!

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sistema containers for No Heat School Lunches

I’ve fully prepped many no heat lunches through A’s preschool years. It’s always easier and simpler for me and his teachers if I keep it to a no heat required lunch. Here is my running list of Easy No Heat School Lunches that I plan on continuing to pack through his transition to Kindergarten:


  • pasta salad
  • nutfree butter + jelly bagel thins sandwiches
  • turkey + cheese bagel thins sandwiches
  • pita pockets (same ingredients as above)
  • kimbap (seaweed + rice rolls)
  • hard-boiled eggs
  • turkey or ham and cheese lettuce wraps
  • crackers + cheese + turkey/ham
  • raw zoodles + marinara sauce


  • granola bites
  • muffins
  • fruit mix
  • fruit snacks
  • veggies + dip/hummus
  • yogurt parfait
  • pretzels + dip/hummus
  • homemade trail mix
  • popcorn
  • no bake energy bites
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Easy No Heat School Lunches

My MIL recommended these Sistema® containers for school lunches. They make the whole meal prepping process so much easier. Sistema containers come in an assortment of sizes and I love the variety of each container that is tailored to different types of foods.

What are some of your go to no heat school lunch idea? Share them with me below!

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