30 Ideas for School Lunches

Make lunch-planning easy with these 30 easy, healthy school lunch ideas for everything from soups and sandwiches to sweets and salads. Taste-test our traditional lunches or put a spin on a classic recipe!
young girl enjoying her school lunch

Recipes for…

Sandwiches and Munchies

 

Mozzarella and Tomato

This simple sandwich is a cinch to make and pack. Prepare it the night before and give the flavors a chance to mingle.

Tuna Salad

Our tuna salad recipe is sure to be your child’s new favorite sandwich stuffing.

Chicken and Fruit Salad

With chunk white-meat chicken and sweet fruit, this sandwich filler will be a lunchtime favorite.

Turkey-Melon Wraps

Your kids will love the sweet cantaloupe that transforms a typical turkey sandwich.

Fish and Chips

This lightened-up version will give your kids a favorite meal with less fat.

Mini Corn Dogs

This lunchtime munchie scores extra credit for its healthy update.

Recipes for..Soups, Chips, and Dips

 

Chicken Noodle Soup

Send your kids off to school with a thermos of this hearty soup. Be sure to pack their favorite crackers for dunking.

Vegetable Soup

Thanks to this tasty soup, getting your kids to eat their veggies has never been easier.

Parmesan Pita Crisps

Give your kids a healthy alternative to potato chips. Baked crisps have all the crunch without the fat.

Hummus

Fill a piece of Tupperware with a scoop of hummus, veggie sticks, and pita strips.

Perfect Guacamole

Holy guacamole! Your kids will love dipping baked tortillas into this mildly spiced classic recipe.

Cheesy Salsa Dip and Peanut-Butter-Ginger Dip

Cut up your child’s favorite veggies and pack them along with these tasty dips.

Recipes for…Healthy Desserts

Brownie Bites

Your child works hard all day. Give him or her a sweet reward with these rich brownies.

Figgy Bars

Skip the prepackaged bars and make your own lunchbox-friendly healthy treat.

Author: Lynda LaCour

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