What Are Some Good Lunch Ideas for School?

Guide to Healthy Lunches

For young children, more often than not their school bags are really just to carry their lunch to school. Many parents fret over what to put in their school lunch and here we have come up with some tried and tested favourites. We always recommend using our reusable sandwich bags or stainless steel lunch boxes. There is no need to use disposable items, and it's a great way to teach children sustainability from an early age. Many of our kids bags come with matching lunch bags, which might make it easier for children to remember which one is theirs!

Our Top 5 Lunchbox Ideas for Children

Whether it's back to school time or you're already halfway through the school year, you need to come up with creative and healthy lunch ideas for your children. If you want your children to be healthy, you need to make sure that their lunches are healthy as well. Here are a few great ideas to get you on your way.

It's a great idea to give your children a variety of foods to choose from when they are getting ready to eat lunch. Giving your child a choice of foods to choose from, such as fruits, vegetables, and crackers will help get them interested in eating them. You can also try your hand at making your own dip by adding fruits, vegetables, nuts, or dried fruit.

Quesadilla With a Rainbow Salad

Quesadillas can be made hot or cold, and they're great either way so make an ideal choice for lunch. We always make spare the night before for dinner, which is a great way to make all lunches. To make them even better, you can use a lunch box as a container for your quesadillas. To make them even better, you can add some cheese, ham, or chicken to them. If adding salad, brighten it up with lots of colours like tomatoes, peppers, olives to help children enjoy it.

Pasta Salad

Again, another left over from the night before. Use any extra pasta made the night before and have as a salad. This can work with most pasta dishes which can be eaten cold. Consider using fun shaped pasta for an interesting twist for children.

Sandwich Stars

Who wants boring old rectangle sandwiches? Using cookie cutters is a great way to create a variety of sandwiches for your children to enjoy. To make the sandwich look more appealing, you can use a spread such as mayonnaise, pesto, or meze. Experiment with different kinds of cutters so that your children can get a surprise each time they open their lunch box.


Muffins are a great lunch option. Baking batches with different flavours is an ideal solution. Whilst you might immediately think sweet, savoury muffins with cheese, sun dried tomatoes or any veg really are a great alternative.


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