90 Healthy Kids’ Lunchbox Ideas with Photos!
Get inspired with 90+ pictures of real school lunches for kids! These healthy lunches feature simple whole foods like fruits, veggies, whole grains, and protein.
Wondering about the lunchboxes you see in this post? See the brands and what we like about them in our post about 15+ Popular Lunchboxes Reviewed.
Packing school lunch is real work! We’ve compiled close to 100 photos of everyday packed lunches (with descriptions) to help give you some ideas and inspiration to pack great lunches for your own kids.
What you’ll see here: Real lunches packed for actual children that include fruits, veggies, whole grains, and protein.
What you won’t see here: Pinterest-perfect lunches, bland lunches, or an abundance of heavily-processed foods!
Finally, keep in mind that these lunches were packed for children of different ages and appetites. Every kid is different, and it’s OK if your own kids eat substantially more or less than what’s shown in these pictures.
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90+ Healthy Kid Lunchboxes
Peanut butter and jelly on whole wheat waffles, clementines, Swiss cheese sticks, and green salad.
Pretzels, cucumbers, almond butter for dipping, cherry tomatoes and olives, pineapple and blueberries
Quinoa power bowl with lentils, tomatoes, and walnuts; peaches
Refried bean and cheese quesadilla on whole wheat tortilla, strawberries, avocado
burrito with black beans, tomatoes, and corn; avocado; sugar snap peas; honeydew melon
Pasta salad with broccoli, pepper, onion, feta cheese, andtomato; red grapes
Pepper and carrot strips; granola; yogurt with frozen berries and honey
Gyro with chicken and veggies inside a rolled pita, with creamy Greek dressing
“Turkey” turkey sandwich on whole wheat with peppers; hummus for dipping; mandarin oranges
Chicken salad in whole wheat pita; red grapes; cucumber rounds
Finger food lunch with pepperoni, crackers, cucumber rounds, cheese sticks, red grapes, and baby carrots
Deli turkey in whole wheat pita with lettuce, tomato, and shredded cheese; “ants on a log”; grape tomatoes, and mandarin oranges
“Pizza kabobs” with tortellini, pepperoni, grape tomatoes, and green bell peppers; marinara sauce for dipping; red grapes
Vegetarian protein box with cottage cheese, strawberries, whole grain crackers, hummus, baby carrots, celery, and grape tomatoes
Beef and veggie meatballs with orange bell peppers and red grapes
Mexican pinwheels with grapes, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, and carrot sticks
Rainbow box with whole grain crackers and cheese, clementine, grape tomatoes, broccoli, red grapes, and peanut butter
Apple and peanut butter sandwich on multigrain bread with bell peppers and cucumbers
Multigrain crackers, cucumber, frozen blueberries, deli turkey, creamy dip, and mandarin oranges
DIY nacho lunch with ground beef, grated cheese, grape tomatoes, tortilla chips, and frozen mango
Green bento with kiwi, cheese stick, sugar snap peas, cucumber, pretzels, and yellow bell peppers
Allergy-friendly lunch with cheese, pepitas, avocado, cherry tomatoes, red grapes, and blueberries
Snacky lunchbox with grapes, cucumbers, peppers, turkey, cheese, and multigrain crackers
Chickpea and avocado sandwich on whole wheat with spinach and tomato, orange segments
Snacky lunchbox with popcorn, yogurt, turkey, celery, nut butter for dipping, and blueberries
Tuna and white bean sandwich with arugula on whole grain English muffin, apple slices, and carrot sticks
Turkey sandwich and berry kabobs, baby carrots, cauliflower and broccoli, ranch for dipping
Green lunchbox with salad, peas, tortellini, and banana
Sandwich kabobs with bread, turkey, cheese, and grape tomatoes; baby carrots; fruit and veggie kabobs with cucumber, pineapple, and blueberries
Mexican bento box with brown rice, corn, cooked chicken, pinto beans, avocado, mushrooms, salsa, and pineapple.
Multigrain crackers, sugar snap peas, baby carrots, hummus for dipping, red grapes, and yogurt
Hummus sandwich on whole wheat with lettuce and black olives; frozen edamame beans with broccoli; pretzels and strawberries
Strawberries, cheese cubes, homemade “uncrustable,” sugar snap peas
Turkey club sandwich with banana
Broccoli, peppers, and crinkle carrots with hummus for dipping, pineapple, sandwich on toasty bread
Nut butter star sandwich, bell peppers, and pineapple
Build-your-own tuna sandwich with whole grain bread, tuna, lettuce, and a side of nectarines
Hummus in pita pocket with tomato, cucumbers, and sprouts; mandarin oranges
Sandwich on multigrain bread with crinkle carrots, grape tomatoes, and Carrot Berry Applesauce.
Freezer waffles with peanut butter and jam, cucumber rounds, strawberries, and blueberries
Rainbow bento box with quinoa, edamame, avocado, kale, onion, pepitas, and mango; peach on the side
Whole wheat grilled cheese, snow peas, apple slices
Ham and veggie sandwich on whole wheat bread, popcorn with cranberries, mandarin oranges
Pasta salad lunch with cheese cubes, black olives, onions, tomatoes, and cucumber
“Breakfast for lunch” with granola, yogurt, strawberries, peaches, and dark chocolate chips
Egg salad sandwich with lettuce on whole grain bread, small-diced kiwi and apples, carrot and celery
“Lunchables” upgrade with crackers, pepperoni, pepper jack cheese, pineapple, broccoli, snow peas, and ranch for dipping
Mini bagel sandwiches with cream cheese, ham, and spinach; frozen edamame, orange wedges
English muffin pizzas on sprouted grain English muffins, edamame beans, green grapes
Simple pasta salad with macaroni, ham, slaw mix, and poppyseed dressing; kiwi on the side
Whole wheat pizza quesadilla with red bell peppers and orange slices
Corn tacos with chickpeas, cheese, and cherry tomatoes; mini raisin box; carrot sticks; blackberries
Almond butter bluberry sandwich with cheese stick, bell peppers, and ranch for dipping
Steamed sweet potato chunks, green grapes, sausage and pepper egg muffins, peanut butter on whole grain toast
Whole grain tortilla pizzas with cheese, pepperoni, and pepper; kiwi on the side
Cornbread muffins, cheese, pepitas, carrot sticks, and strawberries
Cheese and greens on whole grain toast, carrot and cucumber “butterflies,” raspberries and blackberries
Multigrain bagel with turkey and lettuce, cheese stick, apple slices
Freezer waffle ham sandwich, strawberries and blueberries, frozen edamame
turkey rollup with lettuce on whole wheat tortilla, red bell pepper strips, frozen mango
Valentine’s lunch with radish flowers, carrot and bell pepper hearts, crinkle cut cucumbers, dipped strawberries, and cheese and cracker hearts
Cuban pressed sandwich with carrots, celery, ranch for dipping, and banana
Snacky fruit and veggie box with banana, chunky peanut butter, cooked sweat potato, carrot sticks, and celery
Chicken salad on pumpernickel toast with carrot apple coleslaw
Food art bento lunch with cat sandwich, grape tomatoes, egg mouse, and cheese and cracker mouse
Open-faced cream cheese sandwich with cucumber and tomato, apple slices, edamame beans, trail mix
Veggie fries with dipper, fresh figs, sandwiches on whole grain bread, grape tomatoes
Dip-lover’s lunch with bell peppers, broccoli, ham and cheese skewers, apples, banana rounds, and strawberries, with ranch, almond butter, and salsa for dipping
Farfalle pasta salad with chicken, peas, green beans, carrots, and corn; pistachios; red grapes
Granola, yogurt with berries and maple syrup, carrots and bell peppers, white nectarine
Sandwich skewers with cheese and bread, fruit skewers with blueberry, kiwi, apple, and oranges, frozen corn, sunflower seeds
Broccoli, pasta with peas and sauce, hard boiled egg, apple
Mediterranean lunch with turkey cubes, two types of olives, cheese cubes, cucumber, red grapes, and crackers
Chicken ranch wrap on whole grain tortilla, mandarin oranges
Chicken salad and veggie wrap with orange pieces
Homemade wheat thin lunch with kiwi, avocado/tomato/white bean salad, and cucumber
Mini Rainbow sandwiches with strawberry, banana chips, green beans, and frozen blueberries
Pasta salad with noodles, cherry tomatoes, strawberries, chopped hard boiled egg, spinach, and bell peppers with italian dressing
Ham, cheese, and spinach heart sandwich, cucumbers, mandarin oranges with raisins
Avocado with mayonnaise, green salad, strawberries, and whole wheat pita triangles
Peanut butter and fresh fruit roll-up with jam, cauliflower, and strawberries
Frozen edamame and peas, cheese stick, apple and peanut butter, and multigrain crackers
Turkey, lettuce, and pickle sandwich, red grapes, leftover roasted Brussels sprouts and carrots
Almond butter and strawberry sandwich with extra strawberries and yellow bell peppers
Multigrain crackers with hummus, baby carrots, edamame, and yogurt with frozen blueberries
Edamame beans, watermelon and blueberries, turkey sandwich on freezer waffles
Finger food lunch with almonds, cranberries, whole grain crackers, colby-jack cheese, edamame, and green beans
Hummus snowflake sandwich, homemade granola, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and carrot sticks
veggie roll-up on whole grain tortilla with raspberries
Turkey wrap with grated carrots and lettuce, frozen mango, and green bell pepper
Nectarine, cheese hearts, whole grain crackers, carrot sticks, hummus, broccoli, and popcorn
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Thank you so much- this is packed full of wonderful ideas! I can’t wait to get more creative with my son’s lunches using some of these as inspiration! 🙂
Thanks Beth, I’m glad it’s helpful for you!
My daughter really enjoyed this and we got some good ideas!
Glad to hear it Jessica!
my friends are really enjoying this wahhhh
Where do i find the printables
This post does not contain any printables- just ideas with pictures! If you search printables you can find other posts that contain printables. 🙂
Oh thank you …I m so happy and my son really like it …
This article is everything! I always struggle with ideas for my kiddos lunch box. I have this article bookmarked so I can pop to it at the grocery store when I need to get creative. Thank you for helping me be a better and less boring mom! At least when it comes to food. Lol
Love these ideas. I’m wondering about how things keep from packing in the morning to lunch time. Some things in here seem like they should be warmed or kept warm. Other kept cold. Would love some guidelines on what stays good from 9am-12noon. Would be super helpful for any input. Thank you!