Healthy school lunch ideas | MomsCharlotte.com
comments

Healthy school lunch ideas

Lunchbox
miflippo - Getty Images/iStockphoto

Here is another school lunch summary post of what I’ve been packing for my daughters (and sharing almost daily on Facebook)!

To learn more about the lunches I pack here are some links…

Also be sure to check out our School Lunch FAQs with other info including what I do to prevent apples from turning brown!

School Lunch Roundup Photos

School Lunches from 100 Days of #RealFood

      • Whole-wheat pitas filled with hummus, cheese and carrot shreds
      • A frozen berry/banana/spinach/PB smoothie pop
      • Grapes
      • Cucumbers
      • Water in the cup

School Lunches from 100 Days of #RealFood

      • Pizza toast (served cold)
      • Pineapple
      • Salad (lettuce/carrots/almonds/homemade vinaigrette)
      • Piece of dark chocolate
      • This is in a PlanetBox

School Lunches from 100 Days of #RealFood

      • Grilled cheese with pesto (served cold)
      • Purple bell pepper slices (from the farmers’ market) with hummus for dipping
      • Deviled eggs

School Lunches from 100 Days of #RealFood

      • BLTs on whole-wheat (with organic bacon, local tomato, and local lettuce)
      • Organic Kettle brand potato chips (a rare treat!)
      • Wild cherry tomatoes (from the farmers’ market)
      • Apple slices

School Lunches from 100 Days of #RealFood

      • Potato soup (recipe will be in my upcoming cookbook)
      • Organic cheese and sour cream (soup toppings)
      • Apple/peanut butter sandwich
      • Whole-wheat blueberry muffin (also defrosted from the freezer)
      • Water in the cup

School Lunches from 100 Days of #RealFood

      • (Make your own pizza lunch…) Sliced whole-wheat pitas
      • Organic tomato sauce
      • Shredded cheese
      • Cantaloupe
      • Carrots

School Lunches from 100 Days of #RealFood

      • Fresh mozzarella and (local) tomato
      • Grapes
      • Carrots
      • Whole-wheat pretzels
      • Homemade onion dip (recipe will be in my upcoming cookbook)

School Lunches from 100 Days of #RealFood

School Lunches from 100 Days of #RealFood

      • Prosciutto wrapped mozzarella
      • Sliced apples
      • Baby carrots
      • Whole-wheat pretzels (from Trader Joe’s)
      • Salad with (local) tomatoes, parmesan cheese & olive oil

School Lunches from 100 Days of #RealFood

School Lunches from 100 Days of #RealFood

      • Homemade pimento cheese
      • Whole grain (brown rice) crackers
      • Grapes
      • Salad with almonds/raisins/parmesan/olive oil
      • Carrots from the farmers’ market

School Lunches from 100 Days of #RealFood

      • Egg salad with 100% whole-wheat crackers (ak-mak brand)
      • Whole spelt pumpkin muffin (defrosted from freezer)
      • Carrots and frozen peas
      • Plain yogurt mixed with a little pure maple syrup and topped with orange segments

School Lunches from 100 Days of #RealFood

School Lunches from 100 Days of #RealFood

      • Whole-wheat waffle and cream cheese sandwich
      • Carrots and grapes
      • Plain yogurt mixed with a little pure maple syrup and blueberries
      • Some homemade granola chunks

 

School Lunches from 100 Days of #RealFood

      • Lasagna (made with whole-wheat noodles, grass-fed beef, pastured pork sausage, organic tomato sauce, and cheese of course!)
      • Salad (lettuce, toasted sunflower seeds, parmesan cheese, olive oil)
      • Mini carrot applesauce muffins

School Lunches from 100 Days of #RealFood

School Lunches from 100 Days of #RealFood

School Lunches from 100 Days of #RealFood

      • Peanut butter & honey sandwich on whole-wheat
      • Apples
      • Salad (spinach, almonds, parmesan, raisins, olive oil)
      • Plain yogurt mixed with a little pure maple syrup and topped with frozen raspberries

School Lunches from 100 Days of #RealFood

      • Leftover spaghetti sauce mixed with some noodles and steamed broccoli
      • Carrots
      • Organic dried apples
      • Leftover whole-wheat garlic toast

School Lunches from 100 Days of #RealFood

School Lunches from 100 Days of #RealFood

School Lunches from 100 Days of #RealFood

      • Homemade cream cheese and jam “uncrustable” sandwich
      • Spinach salad with parmesan/almonds/carrots/olive oil
      • Applesauce in the pouch
      • Frozen peas
      • A broken up cheese stick
      • Leftover shortbread cookie

School Lunches from 100 Days of #RealFood

      • Carrots and bell peppers
      • Cantaloupe
      • Whole-wheat carrot applesauce muffin
      • Frozen smoothie pop (berries, spinach, yogurt, milk, peanut butter)
      • A little cheese wheel
      • Some whole grain “woven wheat” crackers

School Lunches from 100 Days of #RealFood

      • Grilled cheese with pesto on whole wheat (served cold)
      • Organic Popcorn
      • Apples
      • Kiwi

School Lunches from 100 Days of #RealFood

      • Cinnamon/raisin/walnut bread and organic cream cheese sandwich
      • A little cheese wheel
      • Carrots and frozen peas
      • 1-ingredient store bought applesauce
      • A hard boiled egg

School Lunches from 100 Days of #RealFood

      • Quiche with a whole-wheat crust (served cold)
      • Organic bacon
      • Steamed broccoli
      • Plain yogurt (mixed with a little pure maple syrup and vanilla extract) topped with strawberries
      • “Breakfast” potatoes

School Lunches from 100 Days of #RealFood

The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.

Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email local@charlotteobserver.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.

  Read more