It’s back to school time and we understand it can be a little hectic at the best of times. With our well-balanced, colourful list of healthy school lunch ideas, we hope to make those busy mornings a little easier.
Kids growing up can be fickle with their food preferences, making the packed lunches harder. With our easy-to-prepare school lunch ideas, you can scroll through a variety of tasty, kid-friendly recipes to find the perfect nutritious meal for your little one.
From healthy bites to special treats, you won’t ever run out of creative school lunch ideas that are delicious, varied and easy to make first thing in the morning.
Low Carb Breakfast Egg Muffins (25 Minutes, Vegetarian)Check out the recipe here
Bonus: easy, healthy, nutritious and full of flavour muffins
Delicious and Healthy Breakfast Egg Muffins. Simple recipe, great taste. Low carb and high in protein. Perfect as a full meal or filling snack.
High Society Cucumber Sandwiches with Cream Cheese – the Dos and Don’tsCheck out the recipe here
Bonus: super quick, tasty and delicate
The ultimate guide to cucumber sandwiches. Know the traps to avoids and the tricks to making the best cucumber sandwiches available in polite society.
Sweet and Sour Quinoa BallsCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: HealthyLittleFoodies
Bonus: simple, healthy, versatile dish
Sweet and sour quinoa balls are perfect for a lunch box, finger food or as part of a main meal. Great for kids and for baby-led weaning (blw)
Raw Energy BarsCheck out the recipe here
Bonus: quick, nutritious, sweet and healthy snack
Homemade raw energy bars, just the way they should be. No unnecessary added junk, just good, whole ingredients with an awesome taste and burst of energy!
Rainbow veggie sliceCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 45 minutes (just 5 minutes prep)
Recipe by: KidGredients
Bonus: easy, so healthy, delicious and quick
This veggie packed slice is perfect to make for lunchboxes, just mix, bake and freeze in slices.
Healthy Egg SaladCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: EatWithClarity
Bonus: quick, easy, healthy and so tasty 🙂
This lightened up healthy egg salad uses greek yogurt in place of mayo, but I promise you’d never know the difference! Perfect for a quick lunch or snack.
Moist Almond Flour MuffinsCheck out the recipe here
Bonus: simple and fast, delicious and healthy!
These almond flour muffins stay soft and succulent – and only need five minutes to prep! Bung them in the oven and you’re good to go!
Vegan Tuna SaladCheck out the recipe here
Bonus: quick, simple, yet nutritious and delicious
All the taste and all the goodness – without the fish. The new kid on the vegan block is even tastier than the original!
Veggie Tortilla Pinwheel Roll-UpsCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: SonShineKitchen
Bonus: super quick, simple, tasty and comfortable snack
Use a few easy ingredients to make Veggie Tortilla Pinwheel Roll-Ups for a quick, simple lunch to eat immediately or pack for work or school.
Sweetcorn FrittersCheck out the recipe here
Bonus: tasty, healthy, nutritious and so good 🙂
Make these sweetcorn fritters your new go-to recipe with ingredients you’ll always find in your kitchen. They’re vegan-friendly, too! If you want, try it out right away! Delicious hot or cold. You’ll find the recipe below:
- ½ cup sour cream to serve (½ cup = 120g)
- In a bowl add flour, caraway seeds, cayenne pepper, salt, egg and water. Mix to a batter.
- Finely dice the red onion and rinse and drain the sweetcorn. Mix in both to the batter.
- Add the olive oil to a pan and set to medium heat.
- Now, ideally with a big spoon, take a burger-sized amount of the batter and place it into the pan. If needed adjust slightly with the spoon to make the patties look nice.
- Fry flat in the pan 5 minutes each side or until golden brown.
- If wanted, serve with a salad/potatoes/rice and your sour cream. Enjoy 🙂
With so many lunch ideas for kids, your back to school routine will be easy as pie! So now you can spend less time preparing lunchboxes for kids and more time taking photos of your little one’s first day back at school!
Don’t forget, we have a comment box down below and we would love to hear about the school lunch idea your little one loves the most.
PS, don’t forget – these are all vegetarian school lunch ideas!