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Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids

Mix and Match to create an endless number of lunch combinations!
Course Lunch
Cuisine Western
Keyword Lunch Ideas, Lunchbox Ideas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

Main

Vegetable

  • 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

Fruit

  • 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)

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.