Healthy and Delicious Lunch Ideas to Pack for School

Posted by Harri Baillie on

Back to school, 2024! One of the most important tasks for us parents is packing nutritious and satisfying lunches for the children to enjoy.

A well-balanced lunch not only fuels students for a day of learning, but also helps support their overall health and well-being. In this blog post, we'll suggest a variety of healthy and delicious lunch ideas that are perfect for packing for school.

Bento Box Delights
Bento boxes offer a convenient and customisable way to pack a variety of nutritious foods in one compact container. Fill compartments with a mix of healthy and satisfying snacks that kids can munch on throughout the day. Consider options like whole grain crackers with cheese slices, sliced turkey or chicken, finger sized carrots with hummus, and grapes or apple slices for a balanced and satisfying lunch. Encourage kids to mix and match items to create their own personalized snack combinations.

Wraps and Roll-Ups
Wrap up lunchtime favourites in whole grain tortillas or wraps for a portable and mess-free meal. Fillings can include sliced deli meats, cheese, lettuce, and tomato, or try vegetarian options like hummus, avocado, and roasted vegetables. Roll them up tightly and slice into bite sized pinwheels for a fun and easy-to-eat lunch option.

Fruit Bowls
Fruit bowls aren't just for adults - kids can enjoy them too, especially when filled with their favourite fruits. Start with a base of colourful fruits like berries, sliced apples, oranges, and bananas. Add a protein-rich topping such as Greek yoghurt. Sprinkle with seeds or granola for added crunch and nutrition. Pack any additional toppings separately to maintain freshness and texture until lunchtime.

Warm Delicious Soup
On cooler days, warm up with a thermos full of nourishing soup. Homemade chicken noodle soup is a hearty and satisfying option that provides a good balance of protein, carbohydrates, and vegetables. Pack some whole grain bread or crackers on the side for dipping and enjoy a comforting and nutritious lunch.

Packing healthy and delicious lunches for school doesn't have to be complicated or time-consuming. With a little planning and creativity, you can provide your child with nutritious meals that will fuel their bodies and minds for a successful day of learning. Try out these lunch ideas and let us know what you think. 

Have any suggestions? Let us know!

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