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12 School Lunch Ideas - Healthy and Easy School Lunches

12 School Lunch Ideas that are healthy, kid-friendly and perfect for picky eaters. Tons of ideas for nut-free, dairy-free, sugar free, Whole30, paleo, low carb, keto and gluten free options. Lots of options for no cooking, no heating or microwave needed!

Author Kelly


  • Mains:
  • Sandwiches: Egg tuna or chicken salad, turkey
  • Smashed chickpea and avocado sandwiches
  • DIY Pizza: Tortilla chips cheese, grape tomatoes
  • Turkey and cheese rollups
  • Ham or turkey hummus pitas
  • Taco Salad: black beans cheese, salsa
  • Veggies:
  • Cucumber zucchini with hummus or homemade ranch Greek yogurt dip
  • Broccoli cauliflower, snap peas with hummus or dip
  • Grape or cherry tomatoes with hummus or dip
  • Carrots with hummus or dip
  • Roasted chickpeas
  • Fruits:
  • Bananas
  • Apple
  • Berries
  • Peach
  • Grapes
  • Freeze-dried fruit
  • Applesauce
  • Snacks:
  • Crackers
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • 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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