Top 10 Healthy School Lunch Ideas – kid-friendly recipes | Hurry The Food Up

Top 10 Healthy School Lunch Ideas – Delicious, well-balanced kid-friendly recipes!

Top 10 Healthy School Lunch Ideas – Delicious, well-balanced and all kid-friendly recipes | Hurry The Food Up

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)

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4.55 from 109 votes
Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

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’ts

Society Cucumber Sandwiches - the Dos and Don’ts - cucumber sandwiches ready to serve #party #cream cheese |
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4.76 from 25 votes
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

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 Balls

Top 10 Healthy School Lunch Ideas – Sweet and Sour Quinoa Balls | Hurry The Food Up
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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 Bars

Raw Energy Bars - cut the junk - raw energy bars ready to serve #dates #oatmeal |
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5 from 7 votes
Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

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 slice

Top 10 Healthy School Lunch Ideas – Rainbow veggie slice | Hurry The Food Up
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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 Salad

Top 10 Healthy School Lunch Ideas – Healthy Egg Salad | Hurry The Food Up
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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 Muffins

Moist Almond Flour Muffins - Gluten-free and super-quick - Almond Flour Muffins are served #almond flour #cinnamon |
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4.91 from 10 votes
Ready in: 25 minutes

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 Salad

Vegan Tuna Salad - Seafood without the Sea - vegan tuna salad ready to eat #vegetarian #protein |
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5 from 10 votes
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: Lorena Nart & HurryTheFoodUp

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-Ups

Top 10 Healthy School Lunch Ideas – Veggie Tortilla Pinwheel Roll-Ups | Hurry The Food Up
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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 Fritters

Sweetcorn Fritters - 21 vegetarian recipes for students |
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4.66 from 23 votes
Ready in: 20 minutes

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:

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5 from 2 votes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Mains
Cuisine Vegan, Vegetarian
Time 20 minutes
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 120kcal


  • cup whole grain flour (⅓ cup = 45g)
  • ½ tsp caraway seeds
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 egg (or mix 1 tbsp ground flaxseed with 3 tbsp hot water, stir and let rest for a min to create a ‘flax egg’)
  • 6 tbsp water
  • ½ medium red onion
  • 1 heaped cup sweetcorn
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • 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 🙂


Nutrition Facts
Top 10 Healthy School Lunch Ideas – Delicious, well-balanced and all kid-friendly recipes!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 222mg10%
Potassium 75mg2%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 190IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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!

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From the UK to Germany with many stops along the way. Food without meat is the best type of food. And I plan to share it!


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