Healthy lunches do not have to be time-consuming or expensive. You can send these healthy school lunch ideas for every day of the week with these simple and easy-to-make meals for kids.
There is a wide world of healthy packed lunches outside of sandwiches! Some of our favorite “main dishes” for lunchboxes include:
The real secret to packing school lunch that your kid will eat? Let them have input, and pack whatever you think they’ll eat that will fuel their brain and keep them full through recess!
We like to make sure all of our packed lunches include:
We may include more than that, but we consider a lunch complete if it checks those four boxes.
Get your kids involved in choosing what those fruits and vegetables are when you’re making your grocery lists. Blueberries are incredibly easy to pack (no cutting!), but if your kid isn’t feeling them this week, don’t include them.
Find all of our favorite school lunch ideas and recipes below. We’ve got something for everyone—gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and nut-free options can all be found below.
Want an easy-to-follow guide to all things school lunch? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Healthy School Lunches ebook!