Healthy School Lunch Ideas (Roundup 15!)

Back to school is just around the corner (next week for us—yikes!) so I’m sharing another installment in my School Lunch Roundup series! I hope these pics give you some inspiration when it comes to your little ones (or even your own work lunch!). Ask your kiddos to look at these images and tell you what they’d like to eat in their next packed lunch.

School Lunch Roundup 15

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School Lunch Roundup 15

School lunch green salsa chicken

  • Slow Cooker Green Salsa Chicken (from my On a Budget cookbook) served warm in a thermos
  • Brown rice
  • Monterey Jack cheese
  • Radishes
  • Spinach
  • Sour cream
  • Local tomatoes


school lunch chicken pita

  • Loaded Chicken Salad in both a whole wheat pita and lettuce cup
  • Whole grain crackers
  • Applesauce
  • Orange

school lunch pasta

  • Leftover spaghetti (sauce includes beef, sausage, and veggies)
  • Apple sandwiches

school lunch everything bagel

  • Whole wheat everything bagel with cream cheese and cucumbers
  • Deviled eggs
  • Roasted carrots

School lunch beet salad

school lunch mexican

school lunch quiche

school lunch power palls and salad

  • Hummus/cheese/cucumber sandwich
  • Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites (from my On a Budget cookbook)
  • Orange & apple slices
  • Salad with almonds/parmesan/olive oil/golden raisins

school lunch ideas breakfast burrito

Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken on 100 Days of Real Food

  • Leftover grilled chicken pita with hummus and lettuce
  • Roasted veggies (sweet potatoes, carrots, and regular mini potatoes)
  • Couscous salad (from my Fast & Fabulous cookbook)

school lunch stuffed peppers

school lunch chicken chili

  • White Chicken Chili (previously made and defrosted from my Fast & Fabulous cookbook) with sour cream and cheese to go on top
  • Whole-wheat cheese quesadillas with guacamole
  • Apples

school lunch cuban salad

school lunch everything bagel

  • Whole-wheat everything bagel with cream cheese and carrots slices
  • Popcorn
  • Orange and apple slices

school lunch quesadilla

  • Cheese/green salsa quesadilla
  • Guac for dipping
  • Oranges
  • Cucumbers with hummus

school lunch hummus/cheese/lettuce/tomato sandwich, popcorn cake, fruit mix (oranges, kiwi, strawberries), and some apple/PB sandwiches.

See any new things you’d like to try in these pictures? I’d love to hear in the comments!

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11 thoughts on “Healthy School Lunch Ideas (Roundup 15!)”

  1. Appreciating the commitment you put into your site and detailed information you provide.
    This will be very useful for single dad who spend their entire day on thinking what to pack for next days lunch

  2. What magic trickery do you use to get your orange slices looking so clean? We are not fans of the white stringy stuff, and the ones in the pictures look perfect.

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