We have 30 healthy school lunch ideas to make packing lunch a breeze. They are quick, easy, budget friendly and kid approved. You will love these healthy back to school lunch ideas.

Find lots of healthy school lunch ideas here! 30 healthy back to school lunch ideas that are quick, easy and kid approved!

30 Healthy school lunch ideas for kids

Packing your child’s school lunch can often be daunting. It is hard to find easy to pack food items that the kids will actually eat.

You have all your school shopping done, and the bags are packed for the first day of school. But what about lunch? School lunches can be time consuming, or a last minute panic when thrown together in the morning.

We have the perfect solution with these healthy school lunches. They are so tasty that the entire family might just want to try one of these lunches.

30 healthy school lunch ideas to make packing lunch a breeze. They are quick, easy, budget friendly and kid approved. These recipes are perfect for school or at home during the summer.  Your kids will love these easy and simple recipes that even picky eaters will love! #onecrazymom #lunchrecipes #lunchideas #healthyrecipes #recipesforkids

30 healthy school lunch ideas for kids.

No one will be bored of packed lunches with these tasty ideas. If your kids are tired of sandwiches, try some of these super easy ideas.

Tuna Veggie Rolls cut into pieces.

1. Tuna Veggie Rolls

School lunch will be so delicious when you pack these Tuna Veggie Rolls. Anyone can easily make sushi rolls with canned tuna and veggies! Pack this colorful and healthy lunch for your kids.

Multiple Pita Pizzas

2. Homemade Flatbread Pizza

Flatbread pizza recipe is so easy and a kid favorite. Everyone can add their favorite toppings. It is a really easy recipe to adapt to everyone’s preference.

Bento lunch box with sandwiches.

3. Hummus and Spinach Sandwich

This is a perfect substitute for the classic pb&j. Our entire family loves this hummus sandwich . The kids don’t realize they are actually eating something healthy!

Stack of zucchini fritters.

4. Zucchini Fritters

You only need five ingredients and 25 minutes to go from everyday veggie to all-star lunch. These zucchini fritters are perfectly delicious and so easy to make.

Bowl of creamy potato leek soup.

5. Creamy Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek soup is the best comfort food and so easy to prepare. It is creamy and delicious for a great hot lunch.

This recipe is made healthier so you eat it guilt free. Pack a few crackers for kids to crumble into the soup. It is sure to be a hit.

Baking dish of spinach artichoke mac and cheese.

6. Spinach Artichoke Mac and Cheese

Spinach Artichoke Mac and Cheese combines one of the greatest American appetizers, spinach and artichoke dip, with one of the most iconic of American dishes, macaroni and cheese. It is so creamy and delicious.

Container with homemade lunchables.

7. Homemade Healthy Lunchables

These homemade lunchables are not very difficult at all to make. Plus, do you want to know the best thing? My kids love these even more than the pre-boxed variety.

I love how easy they are and that we save money making this DIY version.

Homemade fish sticks beside lemon slices.

8. Homemade Fish Sticks

These crispy baked fish sticks are made with a flavorful lemon pepper panko coating. Your whole family will love this healthy, homemade version of a childhood classic.

It is a delicious solution to boring lunchboxes. Kids will love this tasty change and enjoy eating fish sticks.

Bento box with soba noodles and vegetables.

9. Soba Noodles

Soba noodles are so quick and easy and you can pack this for lunch! It is a healthy and delicious idea for something different. If you are looking for a healthy and budget friendly lunch idea, give these noodles a try.

Fish tacos on a white plate.

10. Fish Tacos

This fabulous Fish Taco recipe packs all the food groups into one amazing lunchtime dish. It is so filling and delicious. Kids can add all of their favorite toppings to each taco.

It is such a fun and easy idea for lunch.

Potato waffles on a wire rack.

11. Mashed Potato Waffles

The next time you have leftover mashed potatoes, try making potato waffles! They are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

Not only does this recipe prevent food waste but it is absolutely amazing. The texture is perfect so that it does not get soggy when packed.

Lunchbox with turkey and cheese kabobs in a bento box.

12. Turkey & Cheese Kabobs

The kids just love these turkey and cheese skewers. They are so fun and very easy to make. You can easily substitute other types of deli meat and cheese in these kabobs.

White bowl of Asian pasta salad.

13. Asian Pasta Salad

Move over mayo-drenched pasta salads, this Asian pasta salad is dressed with a sweet and salty sesame vinaigrette. It is filled with fresh vegetables.

This recipe is super filling with so many yummy veggies. The flavor is light and delicious. It isn’t heavy like mayo based pasta salad recipes.

Bento box with salad and fruit.

14. Happy Little Salad Bento

This happy salad looks so bright & cheerful, and it’s smiling at us. Kids will love this bento box idea in their lunch. It is a simple idea to bring a little joy each day.

Try this bento box for an easy and cheerful lunch.

Hummus veggie wraps in a white container.

15. Hummus Veggie Wraps

These veggie wraps are slathered with a thick layer of protein packed vegetarian hummus and topped with crisp veggies like cucumbers, carrots and bell peppers. You can use any type of veggies you enjoy and have on hand.

It is a great way to use leftover salad to turn into wraps for lunch.

Ingredients for taco bar in containers in a lunchbox.

16. Lunchbox Taco Bar

You can easily pack everything you need to make delicious tacos in your kiddo’s lunchbox! This portable taco bar is delicious and easy to pack.

Everyone loves tacos so this meal is always a favorite with kids.

Carrot fritters on a plate with limes.

17. Carrot Fritters

Sneak some veggies into the main course with this awesome dish. Carrot fritters are so delicious and kid approved.

These carrot fritters are really amazing.

Chicken parmesan meatballs in a white dish.

18. Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Along with how fast and easy these are to make, meatballs can also pull double-duty as a fun appetizer. The parmesan flavor is so tasty.

Kids can pack their favorite dipping sauce to make this even better.

Containers of kale and apple soup in a blue bowl.

19. Kale and Apple Soup

The soup recipe itself is dairy free and delicious. The blend of kale and apple combine for a sweet and savory soup.

This recipe is an easy way to sneak more healthy veggies into your child’s diet.

Baked veggie taquitos on a plate.

20. Baked Veggie Taquitos

Everyone will enjoy these Baked Veggie Taquitos with whole wheat tortillas. They are filled with roasted butternut squash, black beans, swiss chard and Monterey jack cheese.

Make these for an easy lunch that kids will enjoy.

Cauliflower pizza on parchment paper.

21. Cauliflower Pizza

This healthy Cauliflower pizza is topped with grilled vegetables and Greek Yogurt pesto for an easy, meatless meal that is low in carbs and high in protein.

Grilling the crust keeps it from going soggy. We like to have this for dinner and pack leftovers the next day for school.

Homemade uncrustables with fruit and crackers in a bento box.

22. Homemade Uncrustables

Making your own unrustables at home is a great way to save money. They are perfect for school lunches and always a big hit.

Stop buying store bought uncrustables and save money with this easy DIY recipe. Your kids will love opening their lunchbox and seeing this.

Asian spring rolls on on a cutting board.

23. Asian Spring Rolls

This lunch idea is so fun. With these spring rolls, we’re talking delicious, easy, and fresh food. It is light but filling and great for school lunch.

DIY Pizza lunchables in bento box with toppings and grapes.

24. DIY Pizza Lunchables

Forget the store bought lunchables, make your own. These pizza lunchables are budget friendly and yummy.

You are going to be amazed how much money you save and how delicious these are.

Farmer's Market Sandwich cut in half.

25. Farmer’s Market Sandwich

This delicious sandwich is packed with fresh mozzarella cheese, pesto and bread. It’s become a tradition and the kids love this sandwich.

Give this market sandwich a try for the best lunch.

Rainbow Wraps cut in half in a bento box with fruit and veggies.

26. Rainbow Wraps and Chives

Your kids will look forward to this tasty and healthy wrap in their lunch! Not only does it look so pretty but it is yummy too.

Veggie pizza in baking dish cut into slices.

27. Veggie Pizza

It’s a cinch to prep and you can change the mixture to match your kids’ taste buds. Veggie Pizza is the perfect recipe for lunchboxes.

Chicken Caesar Wrap on a white plate cut in half.

28. Chicken Caesar Wrap

For an easy, protein-packed lunch, pack a Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap. Rediscover all your favorite Caesar Salad flavors in sandwich form.

Wraps are perfect for lunch and easy to eat. We try to always keep a pack of wraps on hand to make different types for lunch.

More lunch ideas:

  • boiled egg
  • small containers of peanut butter and cream cheese work great for dipping veggies.
  • energy bites
  • crackers cheese and cherry tomatoes
  • chicken salad
  • cheese stick
  • trail mix
  • egg salad

All of these make great ideas to pack in school lunches. Kids will enjoy trying different lunches.

Give these healthy school lunch ideas a try.

There are lots of great ideas for fun and healthy meal ideas kids will love and actually eat. I can’t wait to try some of these new ideas. The kids won’t get bored with so many different healthy school lunches.

Each recipe takes very little time to put together for lunch boxes during the school year. All of these ideas make great school lunch ideas.

Let the kids help since these recipes are so easy to make. The school year will be off to a great start thanks to lots of great ideas to choose from.

Please leave a comment and let us know what you decide to try. If you have any lunch box meal ideas, let us know those as well. We love to try new things.

More easy ideas for school:

30 healthy school lunch ideas to make packing lunch a breeze. They are quick, easy, budget friendly and kid approved. These recipes are perfect for school or at home during the summer.  Your kids will love these easy and simple recipes that even picky eaters will love! #onecrazymom #lunchrecipes #lunchideas #healthyrecipes #recipesforkids

Try these other recipes

To All the Moms who Struggle with Dinnertime

Save hours in the kitchen every week and reclaim precious family time without blowing your budget. Join the Lazy Day Cooking Club.

Share this recipe!

PinYummly

Categories

About carrie

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published.