10 Kid Friendly Lunch Ideas

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10 Kid Friendly Lunch Ideas


As a teacher, I see a lot of lunches everyday at school!  Over the years I have gathered lots of great lunch ideas that I now use when packing my own kids lunches

However, packing lunches is not my favourite thing in the world.  To find the balance between making sure they are eating healthy and simply making sure that they are eating at school can be challenging.

I finally feel that I have an assortment of lunch ideas that works for all of us.  The ideas are pretty simple, but when my kids come home and their lunch boxes are empty I am happy! 

The lunches are appealing, and offer a nice variety. I hope that you are able to find some ideas!

lunch ideas
  • Crackers
  • Vegetable straws
  • Orange slices
  • Mini tomatoes and broccoli
  • Salad dressing (used as veggie dip)
  • Grilled cheese sandwich with ketchup
  • Apple pieces
  • Coconut

lunch ideas
  • Apple cinnamon rice snacks
  • Carrot bread
  • Grape and orange kabobs
  • Avocado slice
  • Cucumbers
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Sliced carrots
  • Saltine crackers

lunch ideas
  • Crackers
  • Granola bar
  • Cucumbers
  • Shredded carrots
  • Coconut piece
  • Pineapple and oranges
  • Cold meat pinwheel sandwiches (flatten one slice of bread and put  cold meat on top – roll and slice)
  • Pumpkin spice muffin

  • Popcorn and dry cereal
  • Cucumber and celery
  • Dry coconut
  • Apple pieces sprinkled with cinnamon
  • Chocolate treat crackers
  • Apple cinnamon bagel with butter
  • Pretzels
  • Pineapple

  • Banana chips
  • Toasted mini waffles
  • Peach Half
  • Kiwi half
  • Gherkin pickles
  • Carrots
  • Sugar snaps
  • Yogurt sprinkled with cinnamon
  • Apple slices
  • Chocolate chip bagel with cream cheese

lunch ideas
  • Salad and salad dressing
  • Pumpkin pancake muffin (Fill small muffin tins with your favourite pancake mix and bake.)
  • Croutons (for salad or snacking)
  • Cheese slices
  • Dry cereal
  • Applesauce with cinnamon
  • Watermelon
  • Chocolate treat

lunch ideas
  • Pretzel braids/dry cereal and crackers
  • Carrots and celery
  • Grapes
  • Mini naan bread
  • Circle cheese slices
  • Circle cold meat (I used a cookie cutter to make the cheese and meat in the circle shape.)
  • Chocolate treat

lunch ideas
  • Carrot sticks
  • Peppers
  • Banana (I leave it in the peal so it doesn’t brown or bruise)
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Clementine
  • Crackers
  • Cream cheese
  • Celery
  • Jam sandwich

lunch ideas
  • Watermelon and apples
  • Carrot peelings (I used a potato peeler)
  • Cucumber sticks
  • Pancakes and maple syrup
  • Pretzels
  • Cold pasta

Lunch ideas
  • Oatmeal muffin
  • Dry cereal
  • Orange and apple slices
  • Raspberries
  • Broccoli and carrots
  • Cheese
  • Blueberry bagel with cream cheese

Hopefully our lunch ideas give you some lunch ideas for yourself and/or your kids.  I always aim to fill one section in my kids lunches with veggies and one section with fruit.  I find that if it looks appetizing it is more likely to be eaten.  Happy packing!

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