21 Healthy and Yummy Lunchbox Ideas for Busy School Days
Give your child a midday energy boost with these healthy school lunch recipes. Kids will love these lunch recipes so much, they won’t even realize just how good they are for them!
Meal Planning for School Lunches
It’s almost that time of year again, the inevitable time where we as parents have to pack our kid’s school lunches. If you’re like me, this task can be tedious. I mean, I’m okay with it at first, but then I run out of healthy lunch ideas that I won’t find in their lunchboxes at the end of the day!
With a little bit of meal planning, these recipes will help you plan lunches Monday through Friday.
21 Healthy Lunchbox Ideas for Kids
If you're looking for lunchbox solutions that your kids will not get bored with, you're going to want to check out these 21 Healthy Lunchbox Ideas for School Days! Bookmark this post and pin these recipes for loads of inspiration. From hearty fruit muffins to bread-free veggie sandwiches - these lunchbox recipes will help you get creative in the kitchen!
Healthy Veggie Pinwheels
Who said kids don’t want to eat their vegetables? Bite-sized veggie pinwheels are a nutrition-packed kids snack or lunchbox hit!
Banana Carrot Muffins
These healthy banana carrot muffins are a delicious way to hide some fruits and vegetables in a yummy breakfast or lunch treat that even your kids will love!
Keto Egg Cups
The best thing about egg cups is that you can make them any way you want using everything but the kitchen sink as an ingredient!
Apple Peanut Butter Sandwiches
Apple Peanut Butter Sandwiches are a great way to enjoy satisfying, wholesome ingredients in a whole new way. Who needs bread?!
Easy Chicken Pepperoni Pasta Salad
With everything but the pizza sauce, kids are not even going to realize how good this pasta salad is for them!
Rainbow Vegetable Spring Rolls (Vegetarian!)
These 20 Minute Rainbow Vegetable Spring Rolls are great to make ahead and enjoy cold as part of a healthy lunch! They are colourful and full of flavour and great to pack with any of your child's favourite dippings sauces.
Chewy Homemade Granola Bars That Kids Love - Easy Budget Recipes
These Homemade Granola Bars are a pantry staple. Kids love making and eating these granola bars, loaded with almonds, dried cranberries, and mini chocolate chips.
Cinnamon Yogurt Dippers for School Lunch
These Cinnamon Yogurt Dippers are a fun and healthy snack for school lunches. Kids will love dunking fresh fruit, pretzels or apple straws in this tasty dip!
Nut Free Chocolate Bliss Bites
Who doesn’t love chocolate?! These Nut-Free Chocolate Bliss Bites will be a lunchbox hit - but with no added sugars!
Turkey "Sushi" | Power Your Lunchbox
A healthy and fun sushi lunch idea kids will love! These turkey roll-ups are an easy way to get your kids to eat their veggies and protein to keep them fueled at school.
Fruity Chicken Balls
Finger foods are so much fun for kids – they love to find them in their lunchboxes! Mix these homemade chicken meatballs with fruit on a skewer for a fun and nutritious lunch choice.
This balanced snack that only requires four ingredients is delicious when it's hot or cold, making it the perfect lunchbox treat!
Tomato, Pepper, and Tortellini Lunchbox Skewers
These healthy skewers are put together with cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, and cheese tortellini. Both kids and adults love this healthy snack which is packable and easy to transport.
Sandwich Free BLT Bites for Kids
Need a gluten-free lunch idea? Try this fun twist on BLT’s for kids!
Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups No Added Sugar!
Make your own Strawberry Fruit Roll-Ups with just a couple of ingredients and no added sugar! It is a perfect fun treat for your kids made from scratch!
Quick and Easy Calzones Recipe
Fill these calzones with your little one's favourite pizza toppings. You can even include all four food groups for a simple and delicious meal!
Veggie Packed Pizza Rolls Recipe
Kid-favourite pizza rolls are fun to eat and easy to make! This recipe packs the sauce with pureed veggies to make this cheesy, lunchbox-ready recipe super nutritious, too.
Mini Pancakes (Silver Dollars)
Not only are these bite-sized pancakes super cute, but they also fit perfectly inside your child's lunch box alongside their favourite toppings!
Delicious No Bake Almond Oat Squares
These delicious No-Bake Almond Oat Squares are perfect for busy mornings on the go & to throw in your little one's lunch box.
PB&J Pinwheel Sandwich Kabobs
These easy reinvented PB&J Pinwheel Sandwich Kabobs are such a cute yet nutritious lunch idea for kids! A creative school lunch box recipe they will love (with allergy-friendly, nut-free suggestions, too)!
Healthy Strawberry Oatmeal Bars Recipe | Well Plated by Erin
The easiest, best strawberry oatmeal bars with butter crumb topping. One bowl, simple ingredients, and 100% whole grain—perfect for a healthy lunchbox snack!
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