list of healthy and convenient ideas for a student’s lunch

While sandwiches have reigned superior on many a family’s lunch menu, you may find that a bit of variety is just what is needed to give your child an enthusiasm for nourishing his or her body.  School is hard work and kids need a chance to fuel up.  There are many convenient options for giving your child a healthy and delicious lunch.  Discover your child’s tastes and build on that.  Add a side of fruit of cut vegetables for a well-rounded meal.

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Here are some ideas for your to tailor to your family’s tastes.

list of healthy and convenient ideas for a student's lunch |

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  • Wraps – You can put almost anything in a tortilla or a wrap.  Roll it up and slice it and you have instant fun!
  • Bagel – Add a small container of some cream cheese or a wedge of Laughing Cow’s spreadable cheese and a little spreader.  Include some sliced strawberries to layer on the bagel and cream cheese.
  • Breakfast for Lunch – Have some leftover pancakes?  Send a couple with a small container of syrup and a couple of slices of bacon and a hard-boiled egg.
  • Dinner Leftovers – Turn dinner into lunch the next day when you purposely make extra portions.
  • Mini-Quiche – Eggs and veggies baked into individual-sized portions are a perfect lunch for kids.  Bake the egg mixture in a muffin tin, then freeze the leftovers for a later day.
  • Pita Wedges – Toasted pitas cut into wedges make a fun way to eat just about anything:  cheese slices, meat slices, tuna or chicken salad, hummus, salsa.

What are your favorite healthy lunches for kids?  What are your tricks for making lunch quick and convenient? has many tools and resources available for families preparing to go back to school, including a printable Lunch Planner page. Get everything you need with a membership to all that ListPlanIt has to offer or instantly download the pages you need in our updated Student ePlanner.

One response to “list of healthy and convenient ideas for a student’s lunch”

  1. Trina Nettleingham says:

    Great ideas! We also have crunchy lunch day. Nuts, crackers, pretzels, apples, and carrot in a compartmental lunch container. THanks for the great lists.


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