Healthy Lunch Ideas School

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Hmmm… “healthy lunch ideas for school”. That’s what most of you are looking for, huh? You’re either making lunches for your kids or looking for creative healthy lunch ideas for yourself — regardless, I bet one of the first things you want to know is where to find some simple ideas and recipes to make life a little easier.

Healthy Lunch Ideas School

1. Spiced sweet potato mini muffins, peach chunks + blackberries, cherry tomatoes, Annie’s bunnies and chopped pears in the Innobaby Bus Bento.

2. Beet + apple hummus with rainbow veggie dippers, multigrain crackers, strawberries, yogurt covered pretzels and dried pineapple in the Planetbox Bento.

3. Fajita chicken quesadilla, dried cranberry + pistachios mix, chopped peaches, cherry tomatoes and a couple of dark chocolate chips (in the yellow container) in the Planetbox Bento.

4. Pesto + spinach pita pizza (recipe in book), pineapple, chocolate covered sunflower seeds (in the pink container), ants-on-a-log, mandarin oranges+ blueberries and Annie’s chocolate bunnies in the Planetbox Bento.

4 school lunches in a grid.

5. BBQ chicken pita pizza with corn and bacon, melon balls, carrot slices and raisins in the Ecolunchbox Bento.

6. Healthy chocolate zucchini bread with cream cheese, grapes + blackberry finger salad, yellow peppers and dip, Annie’s organic yogurt and cashew pieces in the Planetbox Bento.

7. BBQ chicken pizza, snap peas and dip, pineapple + honeydew + blackberry finger salad, strawberries and pomegranate seeds and raisins in the Planetbox Bento.

8. Leftover tomato + corn + walnut couscous salad, watermelon, avocado chunks, baby carrots and dark chocolate chips in the Planetbox Bento.

4 different school lunches in bento boxes against different backgrounds.

9. Lemon hummus with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots and crackers, strawberry applesauce, grain-free raspberry + chocolate muffin and dried fruit (Bento is no longer available, but the Yumbox is even better).

10. Rainbow fruit (strawberries, mandarin oranges, pineapple, avocado and blackberries), homemade granola, Greek yogurt with honey and chia seeds and some snapeas in the Ecolunchbox Bento.

11. Turkey + pesto + yellow pepper wrap, trail mix, grapes, snap peas with dip and a dried apricot in the Planetbox Bento.

12. Greek yogurt with strawberry jam stir-in, peach + blackberry finger salad, homemade quinoa + almond granola, grapes and almond butter + dates with cinnamon roll-ups in the Planetbox Bento.

13. Boring cheese quesadillas, easy-peasy guac (recipe in book), pepper sticks, peaches, nut-free trail mix and a sweet potato, mango & black current pouch in the Planetbox Bento.

14. Curry egg salad sandwich (recipe in book), watermelon, mandarin oranges + blueberries, celery + peanut butter and dark chocolate in the Planetbox Bento.

15. Pulled pork sandwich with slaw, cut melon and strawberries, mixed dried fruit, Smarties and carrot sticks in the Steeltainer Bento.

16. Dinosaur almond butter + jelly sandwich, carrot sticks with ranch dip, peaches + grapes and pressed green juice (apples + celery + spinach + lemon) in BeatrixNY Bento and Cup.

Four different bento boxes filled with healthy can colorful school lunches.

17. Pumpkin yogurt with chia seeds, snappea sticks, dark chocolate power berry balls, blackberry + grape + pear finger salad, leftover cilantro + cheddar + corn bread muffin in the Bentology Bento.

18. Pretzel bagel bites and cucumber slices with honey mustard dipping sauce, granola + yogurt covered raisins and pear + pomegranate seeds finger salad in the LunchBots Bento.

19. Turkey pesto sausage pizza, green bean sticks with dipping sauce, cinnamon sweet potato chips, apple chunks and organic fruit chews in the Comfort Loft Bento.

20. ‘E’ pear sandwich with seed-tella and Halloween sprinkles (Ellie is convinced every meal should have sprinkles in it;) grape kabobs, olive slices, dehydrated strawberries and sliced sweet peppers in the Innobaby Bus Bento.

4 different school lunch ideas for toddlers and kids.

21. Bento box on left – kale chips, homemade applesauce, pink container has chocolate covered sesame seeds. Bento box on right – leftover slow cooker salsa chicken + cheese baked flautos, salsa, yellow container has a couple dried blueberries in the Steeltainer Bento.

22. Green hatch chili + lime hummus with carrot sticks, snap peas and multi-grain crackers, strawberries + pomegranate seeds, gouda slices and organic fruit chews in the Steeltainer Bento.

23. Pasta and meatballs, pear slices and graham crackers with goat cheese and blueberries (recipe in book) in the Steeltainer Bento and Thermos.

24. Whole wheat sandwich with seed-tella and raspberry jam, kettle chips, mandarin orange + blueberry finger salad, dye-free chocolate candy, dried blueberries + cranberries in the Innobaby Bus Bento.

A grid of 4 different colorful and healthy lunch ideas for kids.

25. Bits & pieces lunch in purée tray with lid – seed butter + raspberry jam sandwich, dried cranberries, sharp cheddar, frozen edamame, cherry tomatoes, blackberries, grapes, pomegranate seeds, dark chocolate and nut-free granola. I also sent a reusable pouch of broccoli + asparagus purée with tarragon and a little Greek yogurt in the Fresh Baby Puree Tray and Nourish with Style Pouch.

26. Turkey and cheese roll-ups + tomatoes on a stick with ranch dressing, kiwi + blueberry + pomegranate seeds finger salad, purple carrot sticks, homemade cookie and pretzels in the Steeltainer Bento.

27. Chicken + bean quesadilla with salsa, root veggie chips, avocado chunks, peppermint waffles cookies and blackberries in the Steeltainer Bento.

28. Egg salad sandwich, carrot sticks with ranch dip, pear + raspberry finger salad and a tropical dried fruit mix in the Steeltainer Bento.

4 bento boxes packed with healthy school lunch ideas for toddlers and kids.

29. Zucchini + chive cream cheese with carrot rolls ups on a whole wheat tortilla, melon balls, raspberry + pomegranate seeds, raisins, and frozen edamame in the Steeltainer Bento.

30. Whole wheat mini bagel with pumpkin cream cheese, covered pretzels, tri-colored carrots, hard-boiled egg and kiwi + blackberry + grape finger salad in the Innobaby Bus Bento

EASY SCHOOL LUNCH IDEAS

School Lunch Ideas

So, here’s a list of20 {yes, that’s twenty} 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

 SCHOOL LUNCH IDEAS

I’ve included these easy and kid-friendly school lunch recipes, tips and tricks below to make preparing school lunches a breeze. The lunchboxes, silicone muffin liners and condiment cups can all be purchased from Amazon.

Feel free to mix and match or swap out any of the fruits and snacks to suit your tastes.

1. DIY TORTILLAS (GLUTEN FREE, NUT FREE, SUBSTITUTIONS PROVIDED FOR DAIRY FREE)

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  • Tortilla chips – Use grain-free or gluten-free tortilla chips as needed. We like Siete Grain-Free Tortilla Chips.
  • Shredded cheese – leave out or use vegan cheese for dairy-free. We like Violife and Chao), grape tomatoes. 
  • Turkey – sub with chicken or ham. Or for a meatless option, sub with cooked tofu, tempeh or vegan deli slices, chickpeas for vegan.
  • Cheese – cut into circles OR string cheese – leave cheese out for dairy free version or use vegan cheese for dairy-free. We like Violife and Chao.
  • Fresh fruit – pictured above: peach slices, watermelon chunks, blueberries and blackberries

2. TURKEY AND CHEESE ROLL-UPS

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  • Turkey slices, swiss and cheddar cheese slices. Leave cheese out for dairy free version or use vegan cheese for dairy-free. We like Violife and Chao.  Or for a meatless option, sub with cooked tofu, tempeh or vegan deli slices, chickpeas for vegan.
  • Raw almonds (leave out for nut free version)
  • Raw veggies: celery, grape tomatoes, cauliflower and zucchini
  • Multi-grain or grain-free crackers with sunbutter. We like Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers.
  • Apple slices
  • Grapes

3. DIY LUNCHABLES (NUT FREE, DAIRY FREE, SUBSTITUTIONS PROVIDED FOR GLUTEN FREE)

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  • Pita or tortilla triangles – Use grain-free or gluten-free tortillas as needed. We like Siete Grain-Free Tortillas.
  • Plantain chips
  • Zucchini or cucumber
  • Turkey OR your favorite deli meat – Or for a meatless option, sub with cooked tofu, tempeh or vegan deli slices, chickpeas for vegan.
  • Apple slices
  • Wholegrain mini crackers – use grain-free or gluten-free crackers as needed. We like Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers.
  • Hummus (OR cream cheese if not dairy-free)
  • Fresh berries – (Pictured above: strawberries, blueberries and blackberries)
  • Pumpkin seeds and cranberries

4. HEALTHIER EGG “SALAD” SANDWICH – (NUT FREE, SUBSTITUTIONS PROVIDED FOR GLUTEN FREE)

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  • Avocado egg salad – scrambled eggs mixed with avocado, Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper with multigrain bread or wholewheat bread. (Use grain-free or gluten-free bread as needed. We like Base Culture or California Country Gal) – cut into bite-sized portions (mini grilled cheese sandwiches would also be another great option if you’re not dairy free)
  • Cooked corn on the cob
  • Raw vegetables – sugar snap peas, grape tomatoes, shredded carrots (baby carrots), canned chickpeas
  • Vegan ranch or dairy-free Greek yogurt. We like Culina or Kite Hill
  • Fruit – cubed watermelon (or a homemade fruit leather)

5. DIY PIZZA (NUT FREE, SUBSTITUTIONS PROVIDED FOR DAIRY FREE AND GLUTEN FREE)

8 Healthy and Delicous Lunches for Back To School. Tons of ideas with options for nut free, dairy free and gluten free choices. Delicious and something for even picky eaters who will want to finish their food with no leftovers. Perfect for adults too who are looking for recipes and ideas other than sandwiches to bring to work.
  • Pita or tortilla triangles – Use grain-free or gluten-free tortillas as needed. We like Siete Grain-Free Tortillas.
  • Turkey pepperoni slices – sub with plant-based pepperoni slices for a vegan option.
  • Pizza sauce or salsa
  • Shredded cheese – use vegan cheese for dairy-free. We like Violife and Chao.
  • Raw vegetables – grape tomatoes, chopped cucumber or zucchini, shredded carrots
  • Fresh fruit – cubed watermelon and grapes
  • 31. Caprese sandwiches on-a-stick with basil dipping sauce, organic beef jerky and melon + blackberry + grape finger salad in the LunchBots Bento.32. Bits & Pieces lunch – crackers, cheddar, grapes, sliced chicken, cucumbers, organic yummies and a pouch with applesauce + plain yogurt and cinnamon in the BEABA Container and the Nourish with Style Pouch.
    4 different school lunch ideas for toddler and preschooler.

    33. Apple slice sandwich with spiced seed butter + shaved coconut + granola, avocado + cucumber + tomato finger salad with lime juice, cheese slices, dehydrated strawberries and some organic chocolate candy in the Steeltainer Bento.

    34. Breakfast for Lunch – refined sugar-free chocolate waffle cream cheese sandwich, rainbow fruit sticks, yogurt with peach jam and granola in the Bentology Bento

    35. French bread pizza with corn + cherry tomatoes, blackberry + peach + raspberry finger salad, ants on a log using seed butter, dark chocolate pretzels and red pepper sticks in the Steeltainer Bento.

    36. Whole wheat sandwich rolls ups with cream cheese and peach jam, pear + edamame + dried cherry finger salad, nectarine applesauce with Greek yogurt and cherry tomatoes with ranch dip in the Bentology Bento.

  • 37. Leftover basil + citrus chicken salad in whole wheat pita (recipe in book), grilled peaches + blueberries in yogurt, cheddar bunnies, heirloom tomatoes and a small amount of jelly beans in the Innobaby Bus Bento.38. Leftover chicken sausage + cheese tortellini with nut-free pesto sauce and corn, pepper sticks with ranch dipping sauce, melon balls, dried fruit mix and Babybel cheese in the Steeltainer Bento.

    39. Sandwich on a stick (meatball, cheese, toasted roll, olives, meatball), chopped strawberries, homemade sweet potato chips, chocolate chip cookie and avocado + edamame finger salad with lemon juice in the Steeltainer Bento.

    40. Orange chicken salad + carrot wrap on whole wheat tortilla, popcorn + dried fruit with cinnamon, steamed broccoli with olive oil, dark chocolate pretzels and blackberries in the Steeltainer Bento.

    A grid of 4 bento boxes filled with healthy and colorful school lunches.

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