Pizza Day – Back to School Lunch Ideas

by on September 1st, 2013
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 pizza day collage


Growing up I always looked forward to Friday at school because it was “pizza day”. The day the school cafeteria served pizza for lunch. Let’s be honest, you did too, right? Why not? Pizza can definitely be part of a healthy lunch and it really is fantastic eaten cold. So why not work some pizza ideas into your lunch menus then any day can be “pizza day”? It doesn’t have to be complicated! I promise!

OK OK maybe I also looked forward to Friday because it was the last day of the school week!

You could try homemade Pesto Pizza sticks as I did in this lunch served in a Laptop Lunches (affiliate link) Bento Box.

pesto pizza 2


Or how about Pizza Scrolls like the ones I served in the Easylunchbox?

healthy back to school lunches


Maybe something that LOOKS more traditional like this easy Pita Pizza which is great for work or school? This one was made for me to take to work so substitute the nuts out if you are sending to a nut-free school!

pita pizza


Or something completely different like this BBQ Bagel Pizza which features chicken, broccoli, tomatoes and green onions?

healthy lunch challenge #3


Clearly I am not the only one who has figured this out! No! Go check out some of my lunch blogging colleagues for more creative pizza lunch ideas:

Roxanne over at The Roxx Boxx has created an amazing Spicy Cilantro Shrimp Pizza

Christine from My Epicurean Adventures shows us we can make our own Pizza Lunchables

Nina at Mamabelly’s Lunches With Love made easy homemade Pizza Pockets

Jenn at Bento for Kidlet made creative Happy Pizza Pockets

Keitha at Keitha’s Chaos shows us a Make Your Own Pizza option


Need gluten-free options?

Most of the ideas above can be converted but go visit Keeley over at Keeley McGuire Blog where she gives you the gluten-free instructions and is loaded with great pizza ideas like these GF Pizza Boats or these Quinoa Pizza Bites.

Or Kendra at Biting the Hand That Feeds You for her Gluten-Free Pizza Dippers.

If all that still doesn’t cut it and you need MORE inspiration, head on over to my Pizza Day! Pinterest Board! I have invited other bloggers and websites to contribute their pizza lunches so we all have a source of fresh ideas! So let’s make every day pizza day!

Oh yeah, I almost forgot to include this pizza lunch! Pictured below, this lunch served in an Easylunchbox includes:

  • Bacon Tomato Pizza Tarts (spread a thin layer of pizza dough in a greased muffin tin pan, add a spoon of your favorite sauce, your favorite toppings and top with mozzarella cheese. Bake at 400 degrees until crust is browning. Allow to cool completely before packing in your lunch box).
  • Fresh broccoli
  • Mango & blackberries
  • Snap Pea Crisps

 pizza tarts

So I hope you have found all the inspiration you need to create a bunch of menus to implement your own home made Pizza Day!



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