School is back in session and we are serving up our nine favorite school lunches. Many of these recipes can be made ahead to save you time while juggling school, meals, work, and more throughout the week. Of course, all of these recipes are delicious and your kids will love them!

Chicken bites piled high with a white bowl filled with ketchup where one chicken bite is getting dipped

Chicken bites are simple, easy to make, and can be made ahead of time and frozen for quick, last-minute lunches. A light coating of starch and spices makes them nice and crispy when baked. Kids and adults alike will love them!

A plate piled high with bbq chicken quesadillas with salsa and sour cream on the side.

These BBQ chicken quesadillas are loaded with saucy bbq chicken, lots of melty cheese, and Tex-Mex favorites like corn, black beans, and bell peppers. They are always a winner. Add some salsa and guacamole for the full southwest experience!

A white bowl filled with vegetarian chili.

Making chili and eating it during the week for school lunches is the easiest way to eat healthy all week long. This vegetarian chili recipe is full of vegetables, made with kitchen staple ingredients, and is so easy to make.

Two black bowls with salad topped with crispy tuna balls, tomatoes, and a remoulade salad dressing.

Tuna po boy salad bowls are made with some easy to make crispy tuna balls and dressed in a simple remoulade salad dressing. They can be made once and eaten for lunch for several days.

This chicken salad recipe in a glass bowl with wooden salad spoons.

Chicken salad is one of our favorite school lunches. Make it once at the beginning of the week and eat it all week long. Mix it up on tasty bread one day, with crackers the next, or just eat it on its own.

A tray of crispy baked chicken nuggets.

Healthy baked chicken nuggets are just like the favorites from our childhood but way healthier and still so delicious! Make them once and freeze them and they become the convenient lunch you'll remember.

These sweet and sticky Paleo Honey Garlic Chicken Fingers are as good as they get. They're coated in a delicious almond flour crust then dunked in a honey garlic sauce. They're a quick and easy, healthy dinner recipe your whole family will LOVE! |

Chicken fingers are the best and these sweet and sticky paleo honey garlic chicken fingers are as good as they get. They're coated in a delicious almond flour crust then dunked in a honey garlic sauce. Kids will love them!

A pot of pasta with peas and bacon and a wooden spoon inside.

Cozy and comforting one-pot pasta to the rescue! This pasta is filled with healthy yogurt, lots of peas, a squeeze of lemon, and just enough bacon so this recipe feels like a treat.

A plate full of hot dogs, topped with pineapple, onion, and jalapeno next to a plate of homemade chips.

Hot dogs for lunch may seem like an old stand-by but these Hawaiian hot dogs are a special treat. The grilled pineapple and teriyaki mayo add a little extra fun to a weekday lunch!