8 Fast, Fun Food Items That Will Take Your School Lunch Up a Notch

Are you tired of your same ol' snoozy packed school lunches?

Well, those days are over because you're about to impress your peers with these delicious, easy and fun items you can make and take with you on the go! Keep scrolling to see what we mean.

1. Peanut Butter and Jelly Sushi Rolls

Okay, there's no actual sushi in these (probably for the best), but these are a fun and cute way to mix up your typical peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Read how to roll 'em out HERE.

peanut butter and jelly sushi rolls

(via Food.com)


2. BLTA Wrap

If you're a fan of the classic BLT sandwich, then this one is for you. Add in some avocado and a wheat tortilla instead of bread for a healthier alternative and a yummy lunch. It also takes all of five minutes to prepare if you have some bacon on hand. Grab the recipe HERE.

BLTA wrap

(via Yummy Healthy Easy)


3. Popcorn Trail Mix

Popcorn isn't just perfect for a sleepover, it also happens to go great in a school lunch. You'll need a few ingredients, but once you whip up a batch you'll have a delicious snack you can pack for the rest of the week. Read the recipe HERE.

popcorn trail mix

(via Good Life Eats)


4. The Elvis Burrito

This unique little treat has a lot of necessary brain food you'll need throughout the day. Bananas, peanut butter, bacon and honey are also the perfect combination of sweet and salty you're usually craving by midday. View how to make it HERE.

elvis burrito

(via Bon Appetit)


5. Carrot Fries

The much healthier alternative to regular fries, these little guys pack quite the punch when it comes to nutrition and flavor. You may need a little help from mom cutting them up and baking them, but after you do that you'll have a great addition to your lunch menu for a few days. Read how to make them HERE.

carrot fries

(via Momables)


6. Baked Apple Chips

If you've never had baked apple chips, then you're really missing out on one of the finer things in life. They make the perfect crunchy but sweet snack, with way less fat than normal chips. You can buy these at the store, but if you're feeling adventurous and have some extra time on your hands one weekend, there's a recipe on how to make your own HERE.

baked apple chips

(via The Viet Vegan)


7. Watermelon and Strawberry Lemonade

By lunchtime, all you want to do is sip on a refreshing drink and we totally get that. This homemade watermelon and strawberry lemonade is your answer, folks. It's easy to throw in the blender and store in the fridge for a quick cool down at school. No school fridge? No problem! Just grab one of these tumblers and your beverage should stay in tact by the time your fave meal of the day hits! Read the recipe HERE.

watermelon strawberry lemonade

(via All Recipes)


8. Banana Milkshake

We know you wouldn't typically bring a milkshake to school, but this one is exactly the kind you would want to have on hand. It doesn't contain ice cream–just milk and some bananas for a nutritious lunchtime power up that you can once again store in your tumbler throughout the day. Read how to make it HERE.

banana milkshake

(via All Recipes)


These are all great items you'll want in your lunchbox, but you also can't forget about THESE amazing mini food items to fill it with, too.