Healthy Lunch Ideas For School Teenage Girl

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Are you looking for healthy lunch ideas for school teenage girl? If yes then you have landed at the right place. We have brought together a list of easiest and healthy lunchbox ideas for teenagers.

Are you tired of preparing fast food lunches for your school aged kids? I’m hoping to make your life a little bit easier by giving you some great ideas for fast, easy and healthy school lunches. Healthy meals are an important part of the day for any teen.

Healthy Lunch Ideas For School Teenage Girl

What is a good lunch for a teenager?

A good lunch should keep your teen full, focused, and energized until the end of the day. A balanced lunch should include healthy fats like cheese, hummus, nuts, or avocado. It should also have proteins like chicken, turkey/ham, hard-boiled eggs, or tuna fish; and the right kind of carbohydrates like whole grain bread, wraps, crackers, rice, and fruit.

What can I give my kids instead of sandwiches?

If your child is tired of having sandwiches in their school lunchbox, then you can replace the bread with a wrap, a burrito, bagel, or quesadillas. Alternatively, you can offer them various options like quiches, muffins, fritters, pasta, or salads. Leftovers and meal preps are great quick lunchbox ideas as well.

What is a healthy snack for teenagers?

Healthy snacks for teens include mostly whole foods that have not been processed and don’t include refined flour, added sugars, or artificial ingredients. Healthy snacks include yogurt, cheese, nuts, trail mix, fruit, hummus with pita bread, smoothies, eggs, nut butter, guacamole dip, olives, and carrot sticks.

The bottom line is that if kids eat a nutritious lunch they won’t need that many snacks between meals. However, as we know that our teens are picky eaters at best and would rather socialize than eat a proper lunch, providing healthy snacks will keep their energy up and help them get the nutrients they need.

Healthy School Lunch Ideas For Teens

Buffalo Chicken Wrap

School Lunch Ideas For Teens Buffalo Wing wraps

A delicious wrap that’s bursting with flavor.

It takes no more than five minutes to make these buffalo chicken wraps.

They’ve got all the yummy flavor of buffalo wings without the added calories and fat.

The spicy buffalo sauce and excellent ranch dressing are a perfect combination, making this one of our favorite school lunch ideas for teens.

Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Shells

School Lunch Ideas For Teens Chicken Parmesan shells

This delicious stuffed shell pasta recipe has cheese, crispy chicken, and marinara sauce, all topped with more cheese!

These stuffed shells are easy to prepare the day before and pack into lunchboxes.

BLT Sandwich

School Lunch Ideas For Teens BLT sandwich

BLT sandwiches make a tasty school lunch.

When using avocado, toss the slices in a bit of lemon juice before adding to the sandwich to ensure the avocado slices remain vibrant.

The perfect combination of toasted bread, crispy bacon, thick slices of tomato and avocado, and the three-ingredient sandwich sauce will make this your favorite BLT recipe.

. Black Bean Chimichurri Salad

You Will Need:

  • 400 grams of can of black beans, drained and rinsed.
  • ¼ red onion, roughly chopped.
  • 1 tomato, roughly chopped.
  • 50 grams feta cheese, crumbled.
  • ½ avocado, chopped.
  • For The Chimichurri
  • A large handful parsley.
  • A large handful coriander.
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil.
  • ½ garlic clove, chopped.
  • 2 tablespoons of vinegar.
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin.
  • ¼ teaspoon of chili powder.

How To:

  1. In a blender, whip all the chimichurri ingredients until all the ingredients are well combined. Season with salt and pepper and leave it aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix the salad ingredients.
  3. Drizzle over the chimichurri salad dressing and serve.

2. Chicken Baguettes:

You Will Need:

  • 1 small chicken breast.
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil.
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar.
  • 1 sandwich baguette
  • ½ teaspoon golden caster sugar.
  • ½ small carrot, peeled and grated.
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced.
  • ½ red chili, thinly sliced.
  • ½ cucumber, deseeded and sliced.
  • 1-2 tablespoon sweet chili sauce.
  • 3-4 lettuce leaves, washed.

How To:

  1. Put the chicken breast between cling film and bash with a rolling pin.
  2. Apply some oil on the chicken and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Leave it aside to cool.
  3. In a bowl, mix rice vinegar, sugar and lime juice until the sugar dissolves.
  4. Now add spring onions, chili, cucumber and carrot to the bowl.
  5. Slice the sandwich baguette in half.
  6. Put the lettuce leaves on top, followed by the chicken.
  7. Now pile the cucumber and carrot mixture on top and wrap in a cling film.

3. Pizza Pasta Salad:

You Will Need:

  • 85 grams of pasta,
  • 1 tablespoon sun-dried tomato pesto.
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 50 grams light mozzarella, cubed.
  • 3-4 black olives, halved
  • 85 grams baby plum tomatoes, halved.
  • A handful of basil leaves
  • 4 slices salami, sliced

How To:

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package instruction. Drain, and leave it aside to cool.
  2. Toss the pasta with pesto, sun-dried tomatoes and season to taste.
  3. In a shallow bowl or jar, place the pasta first, followed by slices of salami, olive, cheese and basil leaves.

4. Turkey And Apple Sandwich:

You Will Need:

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard.
  • 4 ounces of Brie, sliced.
  • 8 slices of raisin-walnut bread.
  • ½ apple, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces of thinly sliced turkey.

How To:

  1. In a bowl, mix honey and mustard. Spread the mixture on the bread slices.
  2. Place the slices of Brie cheese on the bread slice.
  3. Layer the apple and turkey slices on the Brie cheese and top with mustard and honey sauce.
  4. Cut in half and serve.

5. Turkey Kebab With Dip

You Will Need:

For The Kebab:

  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 small pinch saffron
  • ½ cup whole-wheat bread crumbs.
  • 500 grams ground turkey breast.
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon.
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest.
  • ¼ teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper
  • 24 wooden skewers
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

For The Dip:

  • ½ cup no fat plain yogurt
  • 8 mint leaves, finely sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How To:

  1. Preheat the barbecue.
  2. To make the dip, combine yogurt with mint leaves and season with salt and pepper.
  3. To make the kebabs, in a dish, mix saffron with warm water and leave it for a few minutes.
  4. In a bowl, combine breadcrumbs, ground turkey, ginger, saffron, cinnamon, lemon zest and juice, salt, pepper and chili flakes.
  5. Mix well and divide into small balls.
  6. Apply some oil on the grill and grill the kebabs for 3 minutes on each side until they are well cooked.
  7. Serve the kebabs with dip.

6. Tomato and Bread Salad with Chicken:

You Will Need:

  • 3 cups of tomatoes, diced
  • ¾ cup red onion, finely sliced
  • 3 tablespoons of capers
  • 3 handfuls fresh parsley, chopped.
  • A handful fresh basil, finely chopped.
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar.
  • 1/2 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups of Italian baguette, cubed.
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • ¾ cup grated fresh Parmesan.
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice.
  • 2 boneless and skinless chicken breasts.
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary, finely chopped.

How To:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a salad bowl, add red onions, capers, tomatoes, basil, balsamic vinegar, parsley, olive oil and 2 cloves of minced garlic. Stir well.
  3. Now add Parmesan and bread to the tomato mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. In a small bowl, mix rosemary, remaining cloves of garlic and lemon juice.
  5. Rub the mixture on the chicken the season to taste.
  6. Roast or grill for 30 minutes or until cooked through.
  7. When cooled, cut the chicken pieces and add to the salad.

7. Baked Macaroni:

You Will Need:

  • 4 cups of chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • 6 cups of cauliflower florets.
  • 500 grams of macaroni.
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of chopped garlic.
  • 2 cups of chopped onion
  • 3 cups of diced zucchini

For The Sauce:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard.
  • ¼ cup of flour
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh basil.
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh oregano.
  • Lunch Idea 1 – Pizza Tarts, Banana, Celery with Blue Cheese Dressing, and Buffalo Wing Pretzel CrispsUse homemade or store-bought mini pizzas with their preferred toppings. Celery sticks are elevated with a salad dressing dip. Your child will get many important nutrients from a banana. Top it off with flavored Pretzel Crisps.

    Lunch Idea 2 – Onigiri (rice balls filled with black beans, cheddar cheese, and salsa), dried seaweed, hard-boiled eggs, Boston lettuce leaves, black pepper, pineapple, and sugar snap peas

    Kids love rice, so they will enjoy eating these handheld onigiris. Adjust the filling to include their beans of choice.

    More Easy Lunch Boxes to Pack

    Lunch Idea 3 – Twice-baked potato bites, strawberry Greek yogurt with frozen blueberries, carrot, and pistachios

    My boys love these mini baked potato bites covered with cheese. Mix up the yogurt with different berries or other fruit. Pack different nuts for good variety.

     

    Lunch Idea 4 – Homemade pretzels, Babybel cheese or Cheddar or Mozzarella cheese sticks, black olives, and green grapes

    These home-baked pretzels are a favorite of my sons and their friends.

     

    Lunch Idea 5 – English Muffin Veggie Pizza (make your own) – 3 toasted English Muffin halves, cream cheese mixed with a little ranch powder, Mozzarella cheese, sugar snap peas, almonds, sliced red pepper and carrots

    Create a more mature Lunchable that teens will enjoy putting together.  Get their input on toppings.

    Healthy Snacks for Teens

    Many teens have long days away from home with all their extracurricular activities. Here are some snack ideas for teenagers that fit into a backpack to eat after school and before sports practice.

      • Homemade trail mix (pretzel snaps, almonds, craisins, yogurt covered raisins)
      • Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Bread
      • Trader Joe’s Multigrain Pita Bite Crackers and pistachios
      • Kind Fruit & Nut Bar (Almond & Coconut) and sugar snap peas
      • Peanut Butter Energy Balls

    I hope these teenage lunch ideas have inspired you to pack a healthier lunch for your child.

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