If you are looking for healthy school lunch ideas – or even better, 100 ways to fill up your child’s lunchbox with lunch and snack ideas, 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
Homemade sweet muffins
Homemade savory muffins
Other favorite cut-up veggies
Other favorite cut up Fresh fruit
Sunflower or pumpkin seeds
Yogurt tubes or tubs
Rolled oat bars
Homemade healthy cookies
Hot Cross Bun
Dried mango slices
50 LUNCH IDEAS
Macaroni and cheese
Pesto pasta with Parmesan
Rice Paper Rolls
Grilled chicken tenderloins
Cold noodle salads
Pita bread pizza
Homemade chicken nuggets
Cheese and bacon scone
Tuna and crackers
Deli meat rollup
Rice cakes with spread
Fancy cheese with crispbread
Healthy homemade burger
Homemade sausage roll
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.
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(Perfect for keeping even the fussiest kids happy)