20 Healthy Lunch Ideas For Kids

Ideas for quick and healthy lunches to keep your kids happy

Looking for healthy lunch ideas for kids... try an apple sandwich!
Looking for healthy lunch ideas for kids... try an apple sandwich!

It can be really hard to keep packed lunches interesting and healthy.  Fear not! We have compiled 20 fun and healthy alternatives to the usual PB&J sandwich for a full month of healthy lunch ideas for kids:

Healthy Lunch Idea 1: Lunch Kabobs

Every kid loves food on a stick, so why not use their favorite fruits or deli meats and cheeses to make popsicle stick lunch-sized kabobs

Healthy Lunch Idea 2: Submarine Sammy

This super cute and easy twist on the everyday submarine sammy is guaranteed to make your kid smile.

Healthy Lunch Idea 3: I Love You Bento Box

Using tupperware and silicone cupcake liners, you can create this super cute 'I love you' bento box with your kid's favorite healthy lunchtime snacks. 

Healthy Lunch Idea 4: Mini Tacos

Here's a fun lunch idea that doesn't involve sandwiches!  Make Tuesday lunches extra exciting with Mini Taco Tuesday.

Healthy Lunch Idea 5: Apple Sammys

Pack your kids a sandwich with a twist using thick apple slices instead of bread and their favorite sandwich fillers.

Healthy Lunch Idea 6: PB&J Sushi Rolls

Turn every kid's favorite sammy into a lunchtime treat when you make PB&J sushi rolls and include chop sticks for a little extra fun!

Healthy Lunch Idea 7: Sprinkled Sammys

Your kid is going to be the star of lunchtime with a sprinkled cut-out sandwich! Use a cookie cutter and sprinkles on any sandwich spread for a fun lunchbox surprise.

Healthy Lunch Idea 8: Apple Wraps

Trade out the sandwich bread for apple slices when you make ham or turkey and cheese apple wrap slices.

Healthy Lunch Idea 9: PB&J Banana Burritos

Mini banana burritos are quick, easy and a kiddy-crowd favorite. Just spread some PB&J on a wheat tortilla and roll it around a banana, cut into 3 pieces and pack.

Healthy Lunch Idea 10: Lunchtime Lasagna Roll-Ups

Make lasagna lunchtime friendly with these quick and easy lasagna roll-ups. Send a small container of sauce for dipping and you're all set!

Healthy Lunch Idea 11: Pepperoni Pizza Quesadillas

These pepperoni pizza quesadillas are the perfect "make-the-night-before" lunch because what kid doesn't love day-old pizza? Pack with a red sauce for dipping.

Healthy Lunch Idea 12: Turkey and Cheese Roll-Ups

Create these quick and easy turkey roll-ups with your kid's favorite deli meat and cheese combo. Add lettuce or tomato to spruce it up.

Healthy Lunch Idea 13: Banana Dogs

Send your kids to school with a super fun and delicious banana dog. Just spread some peanut butter in a hotdog bun and top a banana with jelly, honey or Nutella.

Healthy Lunch Idea 14: Homemade Uncrustables

Why buy them when you can make them at home? This quick and easy recipe for homemade uncrustables is a fresh way to make your kids favorite crust-less sandwiches without all the preservatives.

Healthy Lunch Idea 15: Baked Corn Dogs

Send your kids to school with a healthy twist on a fair food favorite, baked corn dogs. Pack baked beans or cole slaw for the full effect.

Healthy Lunch Idea 16: Creamy Carrot Pinwheels

These creamy and crunchy carrot pinwheels are a breeze to put together and your kids will love them!

Healthy Lunch Idea 17: Caterpillar Chicken Tortilla Wraps

Ready for a Pinterest-worth school lunch idea?  This adorable caterpillar chicken tortilla wrap is sure to make your kids smile.

Healthy Lunch Idea 18: Angry Bird Bagels

Salami, cheese and olives are all you need to recreate these fun Angry Birds bagels.

Healthy Lunch Idea 19: Pretzel Sammys + Dipped Pretzels

Keep snacking interesting with pretzel sammys and dipped pretzels. Fill or dip with your kids favorites and pack, it's that easy!

Healthy Lunch Idea 20: Christmas-Themed Lunchbox

Surprise your kids with a Christmas-themed lunchbox filled with Grinch fruit skewers and a Frosty the Snowman sandwich. Garnish with red and green peppers if your kids are into it.

Do you have other fun school lunch ideas other than traditional sandwiches?  Please share in the comments, and enjoy your lunch!

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