healthy school lunches - 100 lunchbox ideas

 

If you are looking for healthy school lunches – or even better, 100 lunchbox and snack ideas for kids to take to school, then you have come to the right place.

 

 

One of the least enjoyable parts of being a parent in my opinion is waking up every day and having to come up with something new and exciting to pack for their school lunches.

(News alert – most of the time I don’t come up with something new and exciting!)

If you live in an area where school lunches are provided for your kids, lucky you!

But for all the other moms who have this daily chore on our list, I understand your pain.

 

Rest assured there is hope.

 

All it takes is a little planning and imagination to make this task easier for us.

I know there are some kids that are easy to please (I have one myself) and you can get away with packing the same stuff day after day for them.

But for the most part a little creativity and variety is much appreciated by all children so why not surprise them with something totally different for a change?

 

Here are 100 healthy school lunches and snacks that you can throw into your child’s lunchbox today.

 

Please just be mindful to observe your school’s allergy policy and disregard any ideas that wouldn’t be allowed.

And yes, some of these ideas are healthier than others so do your best to choose a healthy combination of food for your child’s lunchbox and make sure to maintain well-balanced meals at home too.

 

50 SNACK IDEAS

 

Popcorn

Homemade sweet muffins

Homemade savory muffins

Pretzels

Carrot sticks

Celery

Sliced Capsicum

Sliced Cucumber

Other favorite cut-up veggies

 

 

Cherry tomatoes

Snap peas

Sliced Apples

Sliced Pears

Watermelon Cubes

Grapes

Blueberries

Strawberries

Peaches

Plums

 

 

Mandarins

Fruit salad

Other favorite cut up Fresh fruit

Dried apricots

Sunflower or pumpkin seeds

Protein balls

Rice crackers

Veggie chips

Yogurt tubes or tubs

Seaweed sheets

 

 

Cheese sticks

Homemade hummus

Breakfast bar

Banana bread

Zucchini bread

Olives

Boiled egg

Rolled oat bars

Sultanas

Homemade healthy cookies

 

 

Pudding

Corn Cob

Edamame Beans

Trail mix

Banana Chips

Hot Cross Bun

Roasted chickpeas

Rice pudding

Kale chips

Dried mango slices

Dried cranberries

 

 

50 LUNCH IDEAS

 

Spaghetti Bolognaise

Macaroni and cheese

Pesto pasta with Parmesan

Fried Rice

Wraps

Sandwiches

BLT Roll

Sushi

Rice Paper Rolls

Spring Rolls

 

 

Quiche

Frittata

Savoury pies

Grilled chicken tenderloins

Meat kebabs

Greek Salad

Cold noodle salads

Soup

Pita bread pizza

Lasagna

 

 

Ravioli

Burritos

Homemade chicken nuggets

Cheese and bacon scone

Bagel

Tuna and crackers

Nachos

Naan bread

Deli meat rollup

Quinoa Salad

 

 

Stir Fry

Rice cakes with spread

Meatballs

Fancy cheese with crispbread

Caesar salad

Healthy homemade burger

Breadsticks

Homemade sausage roll

Homemade pancakes

Savory pikelets

 

 

Pizza scrolls

Pastizzi

Cabanossi

Chicken wings

Chicken drumsticks

Toasted sandwich

Tabouleh Salad

Falafel balls

Zucchini fritters

Dinner leftovers

 

 

Feel free to include a fun secret note or silly drawing inside your child’s lunchbox too.

As much it as it seems corny, I promise you, both kids and even teens really love it!

At the very least, they miss it when it’s gone.

 

 

TEN BEST PLACES TO SOURCE GREAT RECIPE IDEAS

 

 

If you ever get stuck for ideas, you can visit any of these websites for more inspiration.

 

All Recipes

Food Network

The Kitchn

Simply Recipes

Genius Kitchen

My Recipes

Yummly

CopyKat

SeriousEats

Smitten Kitchen

 

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Free lunch ideas printable

 

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