50+ Healthy School Lunch Ideas

50+ Healthy School Lunch Ideas

50+ Healthy School Lunch Ideas

Packing a healthy lunch box can get tricky because you need to weigh up whether the kids will actually eat the lunch provided.  I have super fussy kids so anything I can get them to eat, to me is a win. But it is great to see that nearly all parents now care about what their children eat at school, and are providing better options. 

If you need ideas – here they are!

Table of Contents:

1. Sweet But Healthy School Lunch Treats
2. Frozen Treats to Pop into the School Lunch Box
3. Healthy Savoury School Lunch Box Snacks
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Lunch box with vegetables and slice of bread for a healthy school lunch on wooden table

1. Sweet But Healthy School Lunch Treats:

2. Frozen Treats To Pop Into the Lunch Box:

A great way to serve fruit in the Summer is to freeze it.  Not only does it keep the lunch box nice and cool, frozen fruit is a delicious change!  These fruits are bite sized perfect for lunch boxes!

  • Grapes
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Banana Slices with peanut butter (if allowed) dipped in chocolate

3. Healthy Savoury School Lunch Snacks:

4. Easy to Eat Fruit & Vegetable Ideas:

  • Celery Sticks with Tzatziki Dipping Sauce
  • Baby Carrots
  • Mandarin Segments
  • Watermelon
  • Grapes
  • Banana
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Cucumber Slices
  • Broccoli Florets with Hummus Dipping Sauce
  • Assorted Melon Balls (get a melon baller and do watermelon, honeydew and rockmelon balls)
  • Fruit Salad with Yogurt
  • Apple Slices (with lemon juice to prevent browning)
  • Apple Slices sandwiched together with peanut butter
  • Dried Apricots
  • Fresh Fruit Skewers

5. Dips for Fruit or Vegetables:

6. Healthy Mains for School Lunches:

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Hot Foods to Serve for School Lunches:

Healthy Frozen After School Snacks:

  • Frozen Yogurts Bites
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Jody Allen

Jody is the founder and essence of Stay at Home Mum. An insatiable appetite for reading from a very young age had Jody harbouring dreams of being a pu...Read Moreblished author since primary school. That deep-seeded need to write found its way to the public eye in 2011 with the launch of SAHM. Fast forward 4 years and a few thousand articles Jody has fulfilled her dream of being published in print. With the 2014 launch of Once a Month Cooking and 2015's Live Well on Less, thanks to Penguin Random House, Jody shows no signs of slowing down. The master of true native content, Jody lives and experiences first hand every word of advertorial she pens. Mum to two magnificent boys and wife to her beloved Brendan; Jody's voice is a sure fire winner when you need to talk to Mums. Read Less

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