50+ Healthy School Lunch Ideas

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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!

Lunch box with vegetables and slice of bread for a healthy school lunch on wooden table

Sweet But Healthy Treats:

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

Healthy Savoury Snacks:

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

Dips for Fruit or Vegetables:

Zesty Mango Salsa

Healthy Mains for School Lunches:

Hot Foods to Serve for School Lunches:

Healthy Frozen After School Snacks:

  • Frozen Yogurts Bites

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