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50+ School Lunch Ideas - Healthy and Easy School Lunches

50+ School Lunch Ideas that are healthy, kid-friendly and perfect for picky eaters. Tons of back to school lunches for nut-free, dairy-free, grain-free, sugar free, Whole30, paleo, low carb, keto and gluten free substitutions. Lots of options for no cooking, no heating or microwave needed!

Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword back to school lunches, easy school lunch ideas, easy school lunches kid, healthy school lunches
Author Kelly





  • Bananas
  • Apple
  • Berries
  • Peach
  • Grapes
  • Freeze-dried fruit
  • Applesauce


  • Crackers , we like Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt , we like Culina or Kite Hill
  • Energy bites , we like these Energy Bites
  • Pumpkin Seeds or other seeds
  • Raw Nuts check school policy or if there are any allergies
  • Dried cranberries or other fruit
  • Seed or Nut butter check school policy or if there are any allergies


  1. Include a variety of ingredients from each category and divide into lunchboxes.

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Lunch Box Ideas and Grain-Free Vegan Substitutions

Be sure to check the blog post for the full list of lunch options plus more vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, low carb, keto options and links.