The lunchtime routine of 2 pieces of bread with the same smear can leave kids and parents a little weary of the same old brown bag lunches, day after day.
Brighten up your lunches with some healthy inspiration from salads to easy sandwiches, simple snacks and a few treats too. Lunches packed with plenty of protein and nutrients will keep you and your kids fueled through the afternoon.
Get inspired with our 10-day collection of healthy lunches!
Turkey Chopped Salad with Orange-Poppy Seed Dressing
Say goodbye to ho-hum cafeteria salad. This freshly chopped turkey salad is brimming with market-fresh veggies and perfectly crisp bacon. Brighten it up with a baggie of golden tortilla strips and a container of our OJ-base dressing.
TURKEY RANCH CLUB WRAPS
Life in the Lofthouse says, “These Turkey Ranch Club wraps are probably our fave. They’re so great for lunch or dinner, and taste like a million bucks. ? Filled with sliced turkey, bacon, cheese, and of course ranch dressing. They’re so delicious and satisfying. A great way to feed hungry bellies without turning on the oven!”
Grilled Chicken Veggie Bowls
Picky Palate says, “My husband and I decided we wanted to try the meal prep world by preparing a weeks worth of food before hand. These Grilled Chicken Veggie Bowls were soooo good and it was so convenient having them prepared and ready to eat.”
Crunchy PB-and-A Wrap
Soggy sandwiches are a thing of the past thanks to whole wheat flour tortillas. Use them to roll up this brown-bag classic along with crunchy granola and juicy bites of apple.
CREAMY TURKEY PINWHEELS
Yummy, Healthy, Easy says, “It’s that time of year – back to school time! Here’s a quick lunch idea for you to pack in your child’s healthy lunchbox…Creamy Turkey Pinwheels!”
Nutty Turkey-Quinoa Salad
Granny Smith apple, Gouda cheese, and dried fruit give this yummy grain salad its complex flavor. To tote, place this lunch recipe in a container with a tight-fitting lid, and put your favorite light salad dressing in a separate container.
Creamy Avocado & White Bean Wrap
“White beans mashed with ripe avocado and blended with sharp Cheddar and onion makes an incredibly rich, flavorful filling for this wrap. The tangy, spicy slaw adds crunch. A pinch (or more) of ground chipotle pepper and an extra dash of cider vinegar can be used in place of the canned chipotles in adobo sauce. Serve with tortilla chips and salsa.”
Food on Sticks
Think chicken satays, beef skewers, or sausage kebabs, packed on lunchbox-sized sticks for kids. Because everything is more fun on a stick. (For young kids, use flat, blunt-edged bamboo sticks, not the stabby toothpick-like kind.)
Hummus and Pita Plate
Nine out of 10 kids love a good smear of hummus. Why not make it the star of the show?
Avocado and Tomatillo Sandwiches with Pesto
Homemade ingredients such as pickled red onions and fresh herb pesto keep this easy lunch recipe fresh and flavorful. Four healthy green veggies — avocado, tomatillo, cucumber, and lettuce — combine in these low-cal, whole grain sandwiches.