Over 36 Healthy Lunch Box Recipes for Kids that they will actually love! These recipes are filled with wholesome ingredients, packed with nutrients and will keep your little one satisfied all day long. They are also completely kid-approved!
36 Lunch Box Recipes for Kids
It’s almost back-to-school time again!
This evokes feelings of both happiness and dread inside of me.
Happy, because I get a much-missed routine back into our lives after spending all summer with little-to-no structure. But I dread the idea of having to get up early to prep and make lunches every-single-morning. My mornings of sitting on my front porch sipping my coffee for as long as I liked are going go to over sooner then I would like.
All those lunches. Packed over-and-over again. It can be overwhelming, even for a kids food blogger <——- I’m 100% with you on the this one!
To make those school lunches more manageable, I gathered up all of my favorite school lunch recipes for you (and me) to use. Consider this a one-stop shop for all of your school lunch food needs. These recipes are as healthy as they are tasty. They are easy to make and easy to store, so you can make it once and have it for multiple lunches.
Scroll down to see my go-to recipes that will save your a** all year long –
Harvest Chicken Salad – serve on a roll, with crackers or over some greens if your kid will eat it that way:)
3 Healthy Trail Mixes for Kids – depending on your school, you may need to substitute the peanuts or nuts for seeds such as sunflower, pumpkin or seasame seeds.
Carrot Hummus with Toasted Paprika Pita Chips – send to school with some sliced veggies for a wholesome and delicious lunch. Bonus – this is even great for your own lunch! Want more hummus recipes, try these yummy ones – Green Pea Hummus, Sweet Potato Thai Hummus and Sun-dried Tomato Hummus.
Healthy Kid (and Mom) Approved Zucchini Bread – 3 ways! – I like to send a thick slice of this healthy zucchini bread with a smear of cream cheese on top for school lunches.
For even more school lunch inspiration, check out the amazing series my good friend Debbie from LunchingDaily.com did for the blog. You can see all of them here – 1 Lunch + 2 Snacks #99, #104, #109, #114, #124, #127, #130, #131, #132, #133, #134, #135 and #136
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