10 Back-to-School Lunch Ideas for Kids

10 Back-to-School Lunch Ideas for Kids

Now that kids are preparing for their return to school, here is your chance to get ahead of the curve and plan out some nutritious options. Instead of packing the same items everyday, check out these meals for some fresh, new ideas. Keep in mind that each meal should include a protein, fruit and vegetable to provide nutrients, energy, and stamina.

Healthy School Lunches

Meal #1:

  • Turkey and Cheddar Roll-up
  • Fresh Berries 
  • Yogurt
  • Trail Mix

Meal #2:

  • Hummus
  • Pita Bread
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers 
  • Sliced Oranges

Meal #3:

  • Cheese Quesadilla
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Strawberries

Meal #4:

  • Deli Meat and Cheese Kabobs
  • Red Pepper Slices
  • Apples
  • Fruit Leather or Snacks

Meal #5:

  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Baby Carrots and Ranch
  • Pretzels
  • Peaches or Applesauce

Meal #6:

  • Pasta Salad
  • Yogurt
  • Granola Bar
  • Raspberries

Meal #7:

  • Almond Butter and Jelly or Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • String Cheese
  • Fruit Cup
  • Chips

Meal #8:

  • Crackers
  • Cheddar Cheese Cubes
  • Grapes
  • LaraBar

Meal #9:

  • Bagel and Cream Cheese
  • Yogurt Tube
  • Baby Carrots
  • Fruit Snacks

Meal #10:

  • Veggie Wraps with Hummus
  • Edamame or Snap Peas
  • Clementine
  • Granola Bar

There are so many great ways to pack healthy school lunches! Remember that the ideal lunch will contain a protein, fruit, and veggies to keep your children stay full, focused, and energized so they can soak up all that valuable information in class!

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Sarah Brunner Registered Dietician at Elite Sports Clubs

Written by Sarah Brunner, RDN, CD; Elite Sports Clubs Registered Dietitian

Sarah is certified in food allergies/intolerances and nutritional counseling, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; has a certificate in Dietetics from Mount Mary University; and a BA in Education and Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.

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