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!
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!
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!
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Healthy School Lunch Ideas + Pizza Pasta Salad
- Category: lunches
- Cook pasta according to box directions, drain, and rinse. Allow pasta to cool down to room temperature in a large bowl.
- Meanwhile, chop all your ingredients and toss them into the bowl, waiting until the pasta is cooled to toss in the cheese (otherwise it will melt).
- Add in Italian dressing and toss to combine well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate overnight. Store leftovers inane airtight container for up to 3 days.
- Serving Size: 1 lunch
- Calories: 455
- Sugar: 4.9g
- Sodium: 1364.5mg
- Fat: 17.8g
- Saturated Fat: 6.5g
- Trans Fat: 0.2g
- Carbohydrates: 55.9g
- Fiber: 5.7g
- Protein: 19.6g
- Cholesterol: 32.1mg
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