Easy Healthy School Lunch Box Ideas


With school just starting up, you’re probably already looking for easy healthy school lunch box ideas. Let’s face it: packing your kids a school lunch each day is not always the easiest of tasks, especially on those chaotic early mornings.

If your kids hate their school lunches, after reading this post they will love them. Even if they don’t, you will love to make these delicious and easy healthy school lunch box ideas.

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Easy Healthy School Lunch Box Ideas

What you won’t see here: Pinterest-perfect lunches, bland lunches, or an abundance of heavily-processed foods!

Finally, keep in mind that these lunches were packed for children of different ages and appetites. Every kid is different, and it’s OK if your own kids eat substantially more or less than what’s shown in these pictures.

Quinoa power bowl with lentils, tomatoes, and walnuts; peaches

Refried bean and cheese quesadilla on whole wheat tortilla, strawberries, avocado

burrito with black beans, tomatoes, and corn; avocado; sugar snap peas; honeydew melon

Pasta salad with broccoli, pepper, onion, feta cheese, andtomato; red grapes

Pepper and carrot strips; granola; yogurt with frozen berries and honey

Gyro with chicken and veggies inside a rolled pita, with creamy Greek dressing

“Turkey” turkey sandwich on whole wheat with peppers; hummus for dipping; mandarin oranges

Chicken salad in whole wheat pita; red grapes; cucumber rounds

Finger food lunch with pepperoni, crackers, cucumber rounds, cheese sticks, red grapes, and baby carrots

Deli turkey in whole wheat pita with lettuce, tomato, and shredded cheese; “ants on a log”; grape tomatoes, and mandarin oranges

“Pizza kabobs” with tortellini, pepperoni, grape tomatoes, and green bell peppers; marinara sauce for dipping; red grapes

Vegetarian protein box with cottage cheese, strawberries, whole grain crackers, hummus, baby carrots, celery, and grape tomatoes

Beef and veggie meatballs with orange bell peppers and red grapes

Mexican pinwheels with grapes, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, and carrot sticks

Rainbow box with whole grain crackers and cheese, clementine, grape tomatoes, broccoli, red grapes, and peanut butter

Apple and peanut butter sandwich on multigrain bread with bell peppers and cucumbers

Multigrain crackers, cucumber, frozen blueberries, deli turkey, creamy dip, and mandarin oranges

DIY nacho lunch with ground beef, grated cheese, grape tomatoes, tortilla chips, and frozen mango

Green bento with kiwi, cheese stick, sugar snap peas, cucumber, pretzels, and yellow bell peppers

Allergy-friendly lunch with cheese, pepitas, avocado, cherry tomatoes, red grapes, and blueberries

Snacky lunchbox with grapes, cucumbers, peppers, turkey, cheese, and multigrain crackers

Chickpea and avocado sandwich on whole wheat with spinach and tomato, orange segments

Snacky lunchbox with popcorn, yogurt, turkey, celery, nut butter for dipping, and blueberries

Tuna and white bean sandwich with arugula on whole grain English muffin, apple slices, and carrot sticks

Turkey sandwich and berry kabobs, baby carrots, cauliflower and broccoli, ranch for dipping

Green lunchbox with salad, peas, tortellini, and banana

Sandwich kabobs with bread, turkey, cheese, and grape tomatoes; baby carrots; fruit and veggie kabobs with cucumber, pineapple, and blueberries

Mexican bento box with brown rice, corn, cooked chicken, pinto beans, avocado, mushrooms, salsa, and pineapple.

Multigrain crackers, sugar snap peas, baby carrots, hummus for dipping, red grapes, and yogurt

Hummus sandwich on whole wheat with lettuce and black olives; frozen edamame beans with broccoli; pretzels and strawberries

Strawberries, cheese cubes, homemade “uncrustable,” sugar snap peas

Turkey club sandwich with banana

Broccoli, peppers, and crinkle carrots with hummus for dipping, pineapple, sandwich on toasty bread

Nut butter star sandwich, bell peppers, and pineapple

Build-your-own tuna sandwich with whole grain bread, tuna, lettuce, and a side of nectarines

Hummus in pita pocket with tomato, cucumbers, and sprouts; mandarin oranges

Sandwich on multigrain bread with crinkle carrots, grape tomatoes, and Carrot Berry Applesauce.

Freezer waffles with peanut butter and jam, cucumber rounds, strawberries, and blueberries

Rainbow bento box with quinoa, edamame, avocado, kale, onion, pepitas, and mango; peach on the side

Whole wheat grilled cheese, snow peas, apple slices

Ham and veggie sandwich on whole wheat bread, popcorn with cranberries, mandarin oranges

Pasta salad lunch with cheese cubes, black olives, onions, tomatoes, and cucumber

“Breakfast for lunch” with granola, yogurt, strawberries, peaches, and dark chocolate chips

Egg salad sandwich with lettuce on whole grain bread, small-diced kiwi and apples, carrot and celery

“Lunchables” upgrade with crackers, pepperoni, pepper jack cheese, pineapple, broccoli, snow peas, and ranch for dipping

Mini bagel sandwiches with cream cheese, ham, and spinach; frozen edamame, orange wedges

Healthy School Lunch Ideas

School Lunch Ideas

So, here’s a list of 30 {yes, that’s THIRTY!} healthy lunches that my daughter happens to like that you can try out on your little ones this coming school year:

1. Greek Yogurt, granola, peppers, baby tomatoes, grapes, mini muffin

2. Ham & cheese mini bagel, banana, a cup of greek yogurt, sugar snap peas

3. Peanut butter & Banana tortilla roll-ups, unsweetened applesauce pouch, celery sticks

4. Cracker pizza, broccoli with ranch, apple slices

5. Hummus & Veggie Wraps, dried fruit, crackers, hard-boiled eggs

6. Tex-Mex Chopped Veggie Taco Dip, tortilla chips, orange slices, frozen Greek yogurt tube

School Lunch Ideas

7. Four Cheese Pepperoni Pizza Knots, carrot sticks, a cup of diced unsweetened peaches

8. Southwest Pepper Turkey Egg Cups, watermelon cubes, fruit leather, celery sticks

9. Veggies and dip, cheese stick, banana mini muffin, trail mix

10.  Tuna fish on a croissant,  mini chocolate doughnut muffins, baby carrots, yogurt

11. Tuna Pasta Salad with Dill & peas, unsweetened applesauce pouch, red pepper slices

Cottage Cheese and Fruit

12. Basil & Pecan Chicken Salad, crackers, cucumber slices, blueberries

13. Macaroni Salad, cheese stick, apple, fruit leather, cauliflower pieces

14. Tuna California Club Sandwich, babybel cheese, dried fruit, celery sticks.

15. Hummus, pita, cucumber slices, carrot sticks, homemade granola bar

16. Cottage cheese, peanut butter sandwich crackers, strawberries, baby carrots

17. Roasted Red Pepper Dip, deli turkey, soft pita, veggies, grapes

Pita Pockets

18. Coconut Curry Chicken Salad, tortilla chips, cherries, tube yogurt

19. Turkey and cream cheese tortilla pinwheels, dried fruit, baby tomatoes,

20. Cucumber tea sandwiches, apple slices with peanut butter, cheese stick

21. Chicken Caesar Pasta salad, homemade granola bar, strawberries

22. Homemade Lunchables with meat, cheese, crackers + juice box, raspberries, unsweetened applesauce pouch

Lunch Box

23. Mini Salad Pita Pockets, pretzels, carrot sticks, mandarin oranges

24. PB&J tortilla roll up, Cocoa-Nut Almond Energy Balls, grapes, bell pepper slices

25. BLT on a soft roll, fruit leather, cheese stick, sugar snap peas

26. Ham & Cheese Melt Deviled Eggs, tube yogurt, strawberries, celery sticks

27. Laughing cow cheese wedges, pretzels, fresh cherries, lemon poppyseed mini muffin

28. Chicken & Ranch Wraps, goldfish crackers, peach, celery sticks

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29. Sesame Noodle Salad, mixed fruit cup, yogurt, watermelon cubes

30. Turkey and cheese roll, goldfish crackers, green pepper slices, strawberries, nectarine


Kids all around the world are heading back to school or even starting for the first time this week and I know for many parents the thought of resuming “packed lunch duties” fills them with dread!

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