Lunch Ideas

I know many families have kids at home during the day in the summer and some familiar lines in my house are;

“What’s for lunch?”

“There’s Nothing to Eat.”

My sister-in-law solved this problem with an inexpensive white board.

Lunch choices and fruit are written on the board. This gives the kids ideas of what to eat for lunch, as well as fruit and veggie options. This also keeps food from getting lost in the fridge.


  1. I actually had the same idea! I was thinking about doing it for breakfast. Especially for those mornings when my son wakes up before I do and creates his own breakfast….almost always something totally unhealthy. Having a board would inform him of the options he has. Great idea!

  2. I love this, even for older ones as well. 🙂 I write on my frig the dinner menu for when everyone asks “what’s for dinner?”. I have a large white board in our hall for school and family notes so I’ll have to do this for lunch, too.

  3. That is a great idea! Sometimes I sound like a recording telling the kids what they can have for lunch or snack.

  4. Love this idea! I know mine will say the same thing even after I just went to the store. I think it is a matter of “what are you going to make me for lunch?” or “there isn’t any thing that i want right now i.e. junk food”.

  5. We have a white board in our kitchen and love having parties… birthdays, anniversary, graduations, just-because. I sometimes put the menu on the board for guests to know the theme and food options. Recently we hosted a group of church youth over night. I put their morning breakfast menu on the board the night before. It’s a big hit.

  6. Great idea. I usually have a written list for myself, however my older kids could definitely use this. It’s a great way to teach responsibility as well.

  7. I love the idea of having a white board menu. So much better than running through the list verbally. I hope you come link up today!

  8. Were you just in my kitchen and read my mind? That’s all I’ve heard for the last two weeks is what’s for lunch? There’s nothing to eat! Please share more as you have to deal with this everyday. Teenage boys are ALWAYS HUNGRY!

  9. What a great idea. Mine are all big enough to make their own. This will give them options!

  10. This is a great idea! Mine are too little to read, but since we tend to eat the same types of food over a week’s span, I could have a pictorial board using magnets!

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