Healthy Lunchbox Ideas

School lunch is often fast, not greatly nutritious and desperately craving for improvement! One thing that is SO hard to make better is  - the actual time that kids have to eat.

It is equally important eating healthy and eating slow, not hurrying up to shove all the lunch ingredients in the mouth and continue with your day. You need to enjoy your food with your eyes, nose, and lastly - your taste buds.

But lets be realistic, this is not going to happen in most schools. Kids are lucky if they get 15 -20 minutes for their lunch, and if they want to chit chat with their friends during that time as well , it becomes even less than that. My healthy eating tips like: "put your fork down after each bite and chew your food while paying attention to its smell and taste..." are not really going to work in this kind of environment. So do your best to nourish these kind of healthy eating habits  at least at your home.

However, the quality of the lunchbox can indeed be improved! Eating peanut butter and jelly EVERY single day or a sandwich, for that matter, is not really a well balanced lunch in my book. Besides, lunch is very important meal (much more important than dinner) therefore I encourage you to pack your dinner as a lunch for the next day, and when you get back home and want to eat dinner - eat something light  instead (like soup or salad) since you do not need that many calories before bedtime.

Below, you will find my healthy school lunch ideas, with pictures. Green highlighted words are the links to a few of my recipes.

I hope it inspires you to make a few changes in your kid's lunchbox.



Risotto and Feta Salad

Vegetable Risotto, Tomato Cucumber Feta Salad and fresh Fruits






Fresh Veggies, Dip and PBJ

Fresh Carrot, Cucumber and Celery Sticks with Cashew Lemon Caper Dip,

Tortilla with Almond Butter, Chia Seeds and Homemade Jam,  Fresh Fruits






Healthy Mexican

Spirulina Guacamole, Veggie Wraps with String Cheese and Cashew Sauce







Fried Quinoa, Truffles and Fruits

Vegetable Quinoa with Superfood Raw Truffles and Berries - GF




Autumn Soup 

Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Vegetables