Healthy School Lunch Ideas (Roundup 11!)

It’s that time of year again so here’s another installment in my School Lunch Roundup series! I know some readers love to sit down and look at these healthy school lunch ideas with their kids so they can point out what they want (and, more importantly, what they’ll actually eat!). So I hope these ideas help. :)

Healthy School Lunch Ideas on 100 Days of Real Food

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School Lunch Roundup 11 on 100 Days of Real Food

School Lunch Roundup 11 on 100 Days of Real Food

  • Whole-wheat pasta salad (with a prosciutto wrapped piece of mozzarella on top)
  • Apples
  • Melon
  • Salad

School Lunch Roundup 11 on 100 Days of Real Food

  • Hummus/cheese/lettuce sandwich
  • 100% whole-grain pretzels
  • Sliced veggies
  • Homemade tzatziki sauce for dipping the veggies (from my Fast & Fabulous cookbook)

School Lunch Roundup 11 on 100 Days of Real Food

  • Salad with hard-boiled eggs and homemade Italian dressing
  • Apples
  • Cheddar and chive scones
  • Pancakes (homemade from the freezer)

School Lunch Roundup 11 on 100 Days of Real Food

  • Homemade whole-wheat waffle strips
  • Plain yogurt mixed with a little pure maple syrup and frozen blueberries for dipping the waffles
  • Apples
  • Strawberries

School Lunch Roundup 11 on 100 Days of Real Food

  • Lettuce with olive oil and lemon juice
  • Three leftover smoked salmon cakes to go over top the lettuce
  • Salami rolled pieces of mozzarella
  • Whole-grain crackers
  • I also gave my older and slightly hungrier daughter a whole grain corn muffin from the freezer

School Lunch Roundup 11 on 100 Days of Real Food

  • Homemade whole-wheat banana nut bread
  • Strawberries and kiwi
  • Overnight oats (with some applesauce mixed in)
  • Deviled eggs

School Lunch Roundup 11 on 100 Days of Real Food

  • Split pea soup
  • Chunks of ham to go on top of the soup
  • Cheese and homemade refried bean quesadillas (served cold)
  • Apples
  • I also gave my hungrier daughter an RXBAR

School Lunch Roundup 11 on 100 Days of Real Food

  • “Chef’s Salad” (with ham, cheese, hard boiled eggs and homemade thousand island dressing)
  • Whole-wheat cream biscuits
  • Apples

School Lunch Roundup 11 on 100 Days of Real Food

  • Smoked salmon cream cheese spread and cucumber sandwiches
  • Grapes and strawberries
  • Plain yogurt mixed with a little pure maple syrup + homemade granola
  • Leftover Brussels sprouts (with little bits of bacon in there)

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14 thoughts on “Healthy School Lunch Ideas (Roundup 11!)”

  1. I notice the lunches are packed in what I think are the Glad containers and I was under the impression they don’t sell them anymore… haven’t for years… Do you have a source for these? I’d love some more.

  2. Love the recipes and suggestions from your site – I definitely think you do a great job. I have to say, though, I was super bummed when I actually had time to read through the email update today, saw the corresponding round up article that talks about the meal plans, went to buy it and then it’s not available. Disappointing, and would just recommend that you be mindful of the daily posts so the info is up to date. Thanks! :)

  3. Hello! I’m loving your book! I was wondering if I skipped the wine on some of the recipes, would it make a huge difference? For example the Parmesan crusted chicken?

    1. mix honey into water, 1 tsp into a bowl with water, then soak the apples. I usually let them soak while I prep the rest of lunch in the morning and then add the apples last.

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