Kids Nutrition Tips

10 Healthy School Lunch Ideas

If you’re like me, you can always use some new school lunch ideas. Here are some of Lucy’s recent packed lunches. I’d love to hear what your kids are loving lately too!

toddler lunch ideas

Stonyfield YoBaby pouch, bagel bites with cream cheese, cherry tomatoes, blueberries & mangoes.

school lunch ideas

French baguette with butter, Eda-zen edamame, strawberry slices, almonds & dried cherries.

school lunch ideas

Bagel bites with cream cheese (this was a favorite), cherry tomatoes, kumquats, berries and pistachios.

school lunch ideas

Plain yogurt, homemade granola, strawberries and an apricot (yay for summer fruit!).

school lunch ideas

Stonyfield plain yogurt, homemade granola, strawberries & pineapple, pistachios and Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies.

school lunch ideas

Cheese quesadilla, veggies with hummus, cranberry beans and freeze dried apple chips.

toddler lunch ideas

Stonyfield YoToddler pouch (pureed beets in this one!), Applegate organic beef hot dog, grape tomatoes, raspberries, Honest Kids fruit drink (Note: normally I don’t give Lucy juice with meals, but it was super hot this week and I wanted her to stay hydrated).

toddler lunch ideas

Bagel bites with cream cheese (to spread herself this time), fresh berries, organic kefir pouch.

school lunch ideas

Cream cheese & olive tapenade sandwich, raspberries, pistachios, low-fat yogurt tube.

school lunch ideas

Lunch at home when Lucy had a cold: Earthbound baby kale salads with sides of corn on the cob and roasted tofu. Note: If I put salad in Lucy’s lunch she won’t eat it, but she does like it at home. In general, I find her desire for vegetables to be higher at home, so I pack lunches with foods she’ll eat and save most veggie servings for dinnertime.

Want more lunch ideas?

Check out these posts:

10 Easy School Lunch Ideas

5 School Lunch Ideas


  • Jennifer
    May 14, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    I love your blog!!! Is there a brand name to the bagel bites you purchase?

    Thank you!

  • Amelia Winslow
    May 14, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Thank you, Jennifer! I get them from a local bagel bakery (it’s in Torrance, CA – not sure where you’re located). I’ve found that if you ask your local bagel shop, they may have bites or mini bagels for order, even if they’re not on the menu or offered regularly.
    So glad you are enjoying my blog!

  • Kate N
    May 15, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    I loved this post. Great ideas. I’m really impressed by your child’s tastebuds.

  • Amelia Winslow
    May 15, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Thanks, Kate! (And in the name of full disclosure, not everything gets eaten everyday!)

  • Candy
    September 30, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Hi Amelia,
    What is the name of the local bakery in Torrance that sells these bagel bites? I would love to check them out and im in the area.

    Thank you!

  • Amelia Winslow
    October 2, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Oh man, good question! I buy them at the Torrance farmer’s market on Saturday mornings. The booth is right next to Manhattan Bread Co. and they have lots of bagels – that’s how you’ll recognize them. Next time I go I’ll check out the name!

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