Back to School Lunch Ideas

lunch and snack ideas

Is it back to school time already?

Whether you have little ones or teenagers in school, you might be worried about the quality of school lunches. Or maybe you’re a college student who doesn’t want to gain the dreaded “freshman fifteen.”

That’s it. fruit snack bars make a great, healthy addition to a lunch box or backpack.

Here are some other nutritious ideas for on the go snacks and lunches:

  • Almonds or mixed nuts
  • Low fat string cheese
  • Natural nut butters (almond, peanut, cashew)
  • Chicken or turkey sandwiches with pickles or sliced cucumbers
  • Cut up veggies (baby carrots, celery, broccoli, snow peas, etc.) with low-fat ranch or hummus
  • Low fat or soy yogurt
  • Natural juice with no sugar added
  • Wraps made with whole wheat tortillas
  • Rice balls with nori (seaweed)
  • Kale chips (easy to make at home – just add soy sauce or other flavoring and bake!)
  • Low fat or veggie cheese, cucumber slices, tomato, sprouts and avocado sandwiches or wraps
  • Low fat cottage cheese
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Whole wheat pretzels
  • Unsweetened applesauce
  • Air popped popcorn
  • Grilled chicken strips with honey mustard dressing
  • Ants on a log (celery, natural peanut butter and raisins)

What other snacks have you found to put in your kids (or your own) lunches?


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