Never run out of fun and healthy lunches! Mix and Match these 100 lunchbox ideas and recipes for endless possibilities! Includes notes to add for your child!
Oh, the dreaded time of packing the kid’s lunch is upon us again! It is so easy to get into a rut but doesn’t need to be that way! With Over 100 Lunchbox Ideas and Recipes, your child will never be bored with his lunch!
If you are looking for more variety for your kid’s lunches, you are in the right place! The top part of this post is single ideas like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and snacks to add along with the main lunch selection.
Add one or two from each section to give variety and a balanced meal. How many you would add depends on the child’s appetite of course.
The bottom section is recipes and ideas for the main meal. There are over 50 recipes for delicious, kid friendly lunch meals of all different kinds. No need to be bored with these lunches!
A few would need a thermos but most would travel and stay just in the lunchbox or with a cooler pack just fine.
If your eating style is Vegan, Vegetarian, Keto, Paleo, Whole 30, Gluten Free or Dairy Free, there are many ideas and recipes here for you!
Follow my Lunch Recipes Pinterest Board for dozens of ideas from all around the web! I am constantly finding new things to add so there will be new things all the time!
Also, be sure you are aware of any nut avoidances your school may have. Some may or may not allow peanuts or peanut butter or any nuts at all. I did list them but you would go with what your school does of course.
Add a little something from each of these sections for balance and variety.
Homemade lunchables are a popular trend kids love and and I get why. They are so much healthier than those processed packages we’ve grown up with while being so adaptable! Check out these fun DIY lunchable ideas just in time for school!
This recipe is a perfect way to use leftover roasted chicken to whip up this chicken salad studded with creamy avocado, sweet strawberries, and crunchy almonds. Wrap it up in a soft spinach tortilla and it's a healthy lunchbox-friendly meal.
These wild blueberry & lemon energy balls are a healthy, quick & easy allergy-friendly snack that are perfect for on the go, to put in lunchboxes and for meal prep as a large batch can be made in just 5 minutes.
Apricot and Coconut Bars are quickly and easily made and are a great healthy option when you’re in need of an energy boost. These no-bake bars are free of refined sugar, are vegan and gluten-free. As well, they are made with ingredients which are easily found in the supermarket.
Pizza anything is always a hit in my house – from Pizza Dip to Pizza Sliders – we’ve experimented with pizza in countless forms, so it was about time we added a Pepperoni & Cheese Pizza Muffin recipe to our repertoire!
This Simple Pasta with Tomatoes and Basil is one of those treasured minimalist plant-based recipes that is loved by adults and kids alike. You can taste the flavors, the texture and have the full eating pasta experience.
This Chicken Caesar Wrap is made juicy flavorful and tender chicken, crisp lettuce, garlicky croutons, juicy cherry tomatoes, and creamy homemade Caesar dressing. The perfect quick lunch or dinner that you can serve to your family in just 15 minutes!
This vegan eggplant sandwich is so delicious that you’ll keep making it over and over again. Layers of smoky eggplant and fresh vegetables are packed in panini bread, then toasted till perfection! Ideal for lunchboxes, picnics, and lunches on the go!
These veg-packed tuna pinwheels, perfect for school lunchboxes! They're made with canned tuna, canned chickpeas, cucumber, peppers, tomatoes and cream cheese, all rolled up in a tasty tortilla wrap and cut into bite size slices.
These sweet potato fritters (people also call them latkes) are sweet and soft on the inside, and slightly crispy on the outside. Simple to make ahead, fried or baked – they make the perfect finger food for kids lunch boxes.
These kid friendly beef meatballs with extra vegetables will boost the flavor, softness and juiciness. Make this baby meatball recipe without breadcrumbs or egg free, serve them with some pasta or simmer in a sauce to make the meatballs softer. Great for kid’s school lunch box too.