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2 Are you finding yourself in a lunch-packing rut? These 8 healthy school lunch ideas will get your kids excited to eat lunch and are easy to pack!

8 Healthy School Lunch Ideas

Are you finding yourself in a school lunch rut? We all want to pack healthy lunches for our kids, but sometimes we just don’t have any good recipes. These 8 healthy school lunch ideas will get your kids excited to eat lunch, and will make your life a lot easier when it comes to packing!

Are you finding yourself in a lunch-packing rut? These 8 healthy school lunch ideas will get your kids excited to eat lunch and are easy to pack!

You can pack most of these ahead of time, making them perfect for families who meal prep. I personally love to prep my lunches on Sunday so that in the morning, all my kids have to do is grab the lunch box!

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

Many of these are allergy-friendly, or can be easily made gluten-free by using gluten-free bread or wraps. I know your kids will love at least a few of these!

1. 7 Layer Greek Cups

Are you finding yourself in a lunch-packing rut? These 8 healthy school lunch ideas will get your kids excited to eat lunch and are easy to pack!

2. Spinach and Bacon Mini Quiches from Laura Fuentes

Are you finding yourself in a lunch-packing rut? These 8 healthy school lunch ideas will get your kids excited to eat lunch and are easy to pack!

3. Chicken and Broccoli Skillet Alfredo

Are you finding yourself in a lunch-packing rut? These 8 healthy school lunch ideas will get your kids excited to eat lunch and are easy to pack!

4. Paleo Chicken Salad Wraps from Bravo for Paleo

Are you finding yourself in a lunch-packing rut? These 8 healthy school lunch ideas will get your kids excited to eat lunch and are easy to pack!

5. Pizza Pasta Salad from Laura Fuentes

Are you finding yourself in a lunch-packing rut? These 8 healthy school lunch ideas will get your kids excited to eat lunch and are easy to pack!

6. No-Bake Fruit Pizzas from Two Healthy Kitchens

Are you finding yourself in a lunch-packing rut? These 8 healthy school lunches ideas will get your kids excited to eat lunch and are easy to pack!

7. Hummus Veggie Club Sandwich from Laura Fuentes

Are you finding yourself in a lunch-packing rut? These 8 healthy school lunch ideas will get your kids excited to eat lunch and are easy to pack!

8. Apple Quesadillas

Are you finding yourself in a lunch-packing rut? These 8 healthy school lunch ideas will get your kids excited to eat lunch and are easy to pack!

 

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Are you finding yourself in a lunch-packing rut? These 8 healthy school lunch ideas will get your kids excited to eat lunch and are easy to pack!

Who knew you could mix fruit and veggies and make it taste this good? These Peanut Butter Apple Wraps will please even the pickiest eaters.

Peanut Butter Apple Wraps

Who knew you could mix fruit and veggies and make it taste this good? These Peanut Butter Apple Wraps will please even the pickiest eaters.

Who knew you could mix fruit and veggies and make it taste this good? These Peanut Butter Apple Wraps will please even the pickiest eaters.

I understand how hard it is to pack lunch for picky eaters. There were times when I just packed a turkey sandwich every day because I was so frustrated! That’s one of the reasons I started MOMables – to help make meal time easier for you by creating recipes that kids will love! These Peanut Butter Apple Wraps are definitely one of those recipes.

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

The peanut butter and fruit combo is hard to beat, and it’s even better on a delicious tortilla. Of course, use gluten-free if you need to! You can also use a seed butter if your child is allergic to nuts. It’s totally customizable so everyone can enjoy these delicious wraps. Plus, they’re super easy to make with common ingredients you probably already have.

The best part? You get to sneak some veggies in! The carrots add a nice crunch and a little extra sweetness. The granola on top is the icing on the cake! My absolute favorite recipe is this grain-free vanilla granola, but you can use whatever you like. I hope your kids enjoy these delicious wraps!

Peanut Butter Apple Wraps

Who knew you could mix fruit and veggies and make it taste this good? These Peanut Butter Apple Wraps will please even the pickiest eaters.

This recipe is from Laura’s cookbook The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet.

  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 4-8

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (130 g) creamy peanut butter
  • 4 whole wheat or spinach tortillas
  • 3/4 cup (90 g) finely chopped apple
  • 1/3 cup (37 g) shredded carrot
  • 1/3 cup (50 g ) granola (we love this grain-free recipe)
  • 1 tablespoon (7 g) ground flax

Instructions

  1. Spread 2 tablespoons of peanut butter on one side of each tortilla.
  2. Sprinkle apple, carrot, granola and flax evenly over each tortilla. Roll up tightly, cut in half, and serve.

Notes

Make these wraps gluten free by using gluten free tortillas.

 

36 Need a sweet afternoon pick-me-up? These Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites are perfect for your kids' after-school snack time or to pack for lunch.

Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites

Need a healthy afternoon pick-me-up? These Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites are perfect for your kids' after-school snack time or as a sweet treat for lunch.

Need a healthy afternoon pick-me-up? These Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites are perfect for your kids’ after-school snack time or as a sweet treat for lunch.

Need a healthy afternoon pick-me-up? These Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites are perfect for your kids' after-school snack time or as a sweet treat for lunch.

It’s like clockwork: around 3 or 4 o’clock every day, my kids start rummaging through the pantry and fridge looking for a snack. And even if I’ve eaten a filling lunch, I usually start to crave a sweet snack in the afternoon, too. I don’t like to eat something heavy to ruin my dinner, though. Enter these Brownie Energy Bites from The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet!

Take a look at how easy these are to make.

My kids absolutely love these. I love that they only take a few minutes to make, and I can make a big batch at the beginning of the week so we have snacks ready! It really is all about planning. If you don’t have something healthier to grab, you’ll be more likely to grab the bag of chips or something at the drive-thru. Of course, we like to treat ourselves every now and then, but on a day to day basis, I like to have healthier options ready for little fingers to grab.

These are super simple to make, requiring just a handful of nutritious ingredients. They’re refined sugar-free and grain-free – if you’re allergic to nuts, you can try replacing the cashews with sunflower seeds. While these are perfect for snack time, you can even pack a couple of these in your kids’ lunch boxes as a sweet treat.

Everyone will love these delicious brownie energy bites, because who doesn’t love chocolate? :)

 

Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites

Need a sweet afternoon pick-me-up? These Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites are perfect for your kids' after-school snack time or to pack for lunch.

This recipe is from my cookbook The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet.

  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 18 bites
  • Category: Snacks

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (145 g) raisins, packed
  • 1 cup (120 g) cashews
  • 1/4 cup (20 g) cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Place raisins in a medium bowl and cover with hot water. Let soak for 5 minutes to soften then drain.
  2. Add raisins and all remaining ingredients into a food processor and pulse until mixture turns into the consistency of sand. Remove blade from the unit.
  3. Using your hands, scoop out dough and form into balls on the palms of your hands.
  4. Chill for 30 minutes and enjoy. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for one week.

 

Looking for a delicious smoothie your kids will love? This Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie is full of fruity flavor, plus it's easy to make!

Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie

Looking for a delicious smoothie your kids will love? This Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie is full of fruity flavor, plus it’s easy to make!

With Valentine’s Day coming up, we’re bombarded with heart-shaped candies every time we go to the store. Of course I let my kids enjoy some candy on the special day, but I also like to show them I love them with a healthier Valentine’s treat. This pink Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie is perfect!

Looking for a delicious smoothie your kids will love? This Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie is full of fruity flavor, plus it's easy to make!

Looking for a delicious smoothie your kids will love? This Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie is full of fruity flavor, plus it's easy to make!

If you don’t know by now, my kids love smoothies. They beg for one as soon as they’re done with school work. It’s one snack request I never say no to! Smoothies are an awesome way to feed your kids nutritious fruits and veggies in a delicious, creamy drink. If you want more smoothie ideas your kids will love, check out these 10 Healthy Smoothies for Kids!

Now onto this delicious cherry smoothie! We love fresh cherries to munch on throughout the day, and of course we love chocolate. So why not combine the two in a smoothie? It’s a match made in delicious chocolate heaven.

All you have to do is add all the ingredients to a blender…

Looking for a delicious smoothie your kids will love? This Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie is full of fruity flavor, plus it's easy to make!

And blend! That’s it.

Want to see just how easy it is to make this smoothie? Check out this quick video:

 

Give your kids a healthier treat this Valentine’s Day that they’ll love just as much as the candy! They’ll never know they’re drinking something that’s actually healthy for them.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie

Looking for a delicious smoothie your kids will love? This Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie is full of fruity flavor, plus it's easy to make!

Looking for a delicious smoothie your kids will love? This Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie is full of fruity flavor, plus it’s easy to make!

  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 2
  • Category: Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 ripe banana, frozen
  • 1 cup cherries, frozen
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Place milk, banana, and cherries inside the blender, and blend until smooth. Add chocolate chips and blend, about 10 seconds, leaving some of the chip particles in the smoothie.
  2. Pour into two glasses and enjoy.

 

2 Put a twist on a classic cookie by using white chocolate! These Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies are a kid favorite & a great treat for lunch boxes.

Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Put a twist on a classic cookie by using white chocolate! These Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies are a kid favorite & a great treat for lunch boxes.

Put a twist on a classic cookie by using white chocolate! These Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies are a kid favorite & a great treat for lunch boxes.

Put a twist on a classic cookie by using white chocolate! These Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies are a kid favorite & a great treat for lunch boxes.

Who doesn’t love a classic chocolate chip cookie? As a chocolate fanatic, I love to make chocolate chip cookies with my kids as a special treat. But one day, I wanted to create something a little different – these Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies were born!

My kids love when I sneak one of these cookies into their lunch boxes on special occasions. Since you’re using white chocolate chips, they won’t stain their clothes! Now that’s a win for me.

The natural sweetness of the strawberries really makes this cookie unique, and you get a little dose of nutrition! So, that means I can have five, right? ;) Strawberry and chocolate is a match made in heaven if you ask me. You’ll love this combo!

These white chocolate chip cookies are perfect for weekend baking with the kids. Get them to mix the ingredients in the bowl and form the cookie dough balls! I love when my kids help me out in the kitchen because it’s our special time together. Plus, we all get cookies after so everyone is happy!

Put a twist on a classic cookie by using white chocolate! These Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies are a kid favorite & a great treat for lunch boxes.

I hope you love these Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies as much as we do. If you make them, snap a picture and post it on Instagram with #MOMables. We could repost your pic! Happy baking!

Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Put a twist on a classic cookie by using white chocolate! These Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies are a kid favorite & a great treat for lunch boxes.

Put a twist on a classic cookie by using white chocolate! These Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies are a kid favorite & a great treat for lunch boxes.

  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 dozen cookies
  • Category: Treats

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and strawberries. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

 

 

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