6 School Lunch Ideas to Sneak in Veggies

Almost every parent has been there–trying to get our child to just try a piece of broccoli or a carrot. Sometimes it seems impossible, but we keep trying because we want to feed our kids the most nutritious foods that will help them grow strong and healthy.

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Sometimes the easiest way for us to get our kids to eat vegetables is to sneak them into their food slowly. At first they won’t even know they’re in there, so when you tell them that there are hidden veggies in their food, they’ll be a little more open to the idea of vegetables.

Here’s 6 delicious school lunch ideas that will help you get some veggies in your kids’ diets!

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We all know how hard it is to get our kids to try vegetables, but they won't even know there's hidden veggies in these delicious school lunch ideas!

1. Broccoli Nuggets

We all know how hard it is to get our kids to try vegetables, but they won't even know there's hidden veggies in these delicious school lunch ideas!

Crispy, full of flavor, and perfect for dipping…these nuggets are just like the ones your kids already love, plus they have veggies! Your kids will probably think it’s cool that the nuggets are green and won’t even realize it’s actually vegetables. These are perfect for packing in lunch boxes!

2. Homemade Veggie Mac and Cheese

We all know how hard it is to get our kids to try vegetables, but they won't even know there's hidden veggies in these delicious school lunch ideas!

Take a family meal staple and put a healthier twist on it! This mac and cheese has hidden pureed carrots, giving it that bright orange color and slight sweetness. Your kids will love this creamy pasta, and you’ll love that they’re getting in lots of nutrients. Simply pack in a thermos the night before, and you’re good to go!

3. Carrot Zucchini Mini Quiches

We all know how hard it is to get our kids to try vegetables, but they won't even know there's hidden veggies in these delicious school lunch ideas!

Mini quiches are the ultimate lunch for easy packing and transport, and these delicious carrot and zucchini bites are no exception! They’re cheesy and packed with veggies–it’s a win-win. You could even make these for breakfast and use the leftovers for lunch for a two-in-one meal.

4. Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

We all know how hard it is to get our kids to try vegetables, but they won't even know there's hidden veggies in these delicious school lunch ideas!

This chicken and broccoli alfredo makes the perfect weeknight skillet meal, which makes even better leftovers for lunch the next day. Creamy pasta and chicken plus crunchy broccoli will make this recipe a family-favorite. Your kids won’t think twice about eating the veggies in this dish!

5. Zucchini Parmesan Waffles

We all know how hard it is to get our kids to try vegetables, but they won't even know there's hidden veggies in these delicious school lunch ideas!

You can’t go wrong with waffles for any meal. With these cheesy waffles with hidden veggies, you definitely can’t go wrong. As with the mini quiches, you can even make these for breakfast and make extra to throw in your children’s lunch boxes.

6. Crustless Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche Muffins

We all know how hard it is to get our kids to try vegetables, but they won't even know there's hidden veggies in these delicious school lunch ideas!

If you ever find yourself with leftover veggies (probably from your child’s plate at dinner), this is the perfect recipe for you. These cheesy quiche muffins can use up that leftover broccoli and cheese before they go bad. No one will know just how much nutrition is packed into these little quiches!

We hope you enjoyed these school lunch ideas to help you get your kids to eat more veggies. Be sure to keep checking MOMables.com for more tips and tricks to make meal time easier!

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Mom to 3 awesome people and MOMables CEO. I work hard in my kitchen so you don't have to. I'm obsessed with tacos and coffee -not always in that order.