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Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids Collage of Different Lunches
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Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids

Mix and Match to create an endless number of lunch combinations!
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Western
Servings: 1
Author: Amy




  • Avocado
  • Red, Yellow, Orange and Green Bell Pepper (capsicum) strips
  • Broccoli Florets
  • Baby Carrots
  • Green Beans
  • Carrot Batons / Coins
  • Celery Stick (Why not try Ants on a Log)
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Cucumber Sticks
  • Frozen peas
  • Snow peas
  • Radishes
  • Cherry/Roma/Tomatoes Wedges
  • Sweet Potato Wedges
  • Roasted Vegetables
  • Qukes


  • Apple (whole) or cut into wedges
  • Apple Sauce/Puree
  • Apricots
  • Banana (whole)
  • Berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries)
  • Cherries
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Kiwi, peeled and chopped
  • Lychees
  • Mandarin
  • Mango cheeks or slices
  • Melon (all varieteis) cut into chunks
  • Nectarine (whole or cut)
  • Peaches (whole or cut)
  • Orange
  • Passion Fruit cut in half, remember a spoon!
  • Pear
  • Pineapple Chunks
  • Plum (whole or cut)

Snack (use this as an opportunity to make up any gaps in food groups)


  • Mix and match as you please. A healthy lunch should ideally include a serving of each food group. At a minimum, target 3 to 4 groups. (See post for food group info)
  • How much you serve will be dependent on your child. Monitor and review.


Sandwiches Variations
  • Change the way you serve them (triangles, fingers, cubes, shapes, roll-ups, open, deconstructed, toasted)
  • Switch up the bread (whole-grain, seeded, rye, sourdough etc, thins, pitta, wraps, rolls, bagels, English muffins)
  • Change the fillings 
Sandwich Filling Ideas
  • Cheese & tomato/cucumber/avocado/vegemite/grated carrot/apple,
  • Cream cheese & cucumber/salad/tomato/avocado/strawberries,
  • Tuna & salad/avocado/cucumber/mayo,
  • Chicken & cheese/salad/mayo/avocado/, Ham & cheese/salad/cucumber/cream cheese)
  • Ham & cheese/salad/avocado/cream cheese/grated carrot
  • Egg & avocado/mayo/salad hummus & grated carrot,
  • Hummus & grated carrot/salad/bell pepper strips
  • Peanutbutter & banana
If packing a lunchbox remember to check your school policy for allergy information.