Healthy school lunches don’t really sound fun or tasty but there are some really great ideas out there for healthy school lunches that taste great and won’t have you or your kids eating like rabbits. With school coming back, now is a good time to really get serious about giving our kids healthy lunches. Here are seven ideas to help you get started.

school lunchesMeat and Cheese Wraps – Instead of sandwiches everyday, which can be a bit boring day in and day out, try using a tortilla with sandwich meats and cheeses. Add a side of fresh veggies and voila!

Homemade Hot Pockets – Kids love hot pockets. Making them at home will save you money and you can make them without all the extra preservatives and unknown ingredients!

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup – Homemade soup is delicious and a great lunch idea for chilly fall afternoons.

Lunchables Inspired Lunch Packs – Kids love Lunchables. They are a quick and convenient way to throw a lunch for your kids together. Making your own may take a little longer but you will save money and you can add healthy things like grapes or baby carrots instead of a chocolate bar!

Soft Taco Meat Kit – This is something fun for kids of all ages. You pack the ingredients separately and you or your child can put them together at lunch time!

Lunch Kabobs – These are easy to make and can be varied. You can do a meat and cheese kabob with veggies or even a fruit kabob for dessert. It’s super easy and you know what your child is eating.

Veggie Spring Rolls – This is more for the adults but very healthy and super easy to make without breaking your budget.

Written by Cleo Neufeld

Cleo Neufeld

Before meeting the love of her life, Cleo was a single mother to a beautiful little girl for many years. She shares her expertise in single parenting, building a relationship, living on a budget and more.