Healthy School Lunch Recipes

Here are our 30 healthy school lunch ideas disguised as fun so you can be sure your child is fit to learn throughout the day.

Community Picks

Berry Fruit Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 21
Mixture of different delicious berries.

Playgroup Granola Bars

Rating: 4.5 stars 1962
My girlfriend brought these granola bars over for a playgroup one morning and ever since they've been a staple! My son requests them almost daily so I usually triple the recipe and make 2 trays so we have plenty on hand.

Granola Bars

Rating: 4.5 stars 108
Quick, easy granola bars.

Apple Chips

Rating: 4 stars 103
These yummy cinnamon apple chips will disappear almost as quickly as you make them! They're perfect for healthy snacks and easy to take on the road. The secret is baking at a very low temperature for a long time, which dehydrates the apples.

Extra Easy Hummus

Rating: 4.5 stars 666
Tahini-free hummus that only takes minutes, and is a favorite with my kids.
By Allrecipes Member

Baked Sweet Potato Sticks

Rating: 4.5 stars 473
Best eaten at room temperature.
By Allrecipes Member

Better Peanut Butter Sandwich

Rating: 4 stars 28
This is a great version of your basic peanut butter sandwich! Applesauce is used in place of jelly. Kids love it, and it has less sugar than regular jelly so it is much better for you.

Alphabet Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 52
A quick and easy vegetable soup made with ground round and spicy vegetable juice cocktail. My kids love it!

Fruit Leather

Rating: 4.5 stars 38
Make your own fruit leather out of apples and pears, and enjoy it as a snack any time.

Oatmeal Crackers

Rating: 3.5 stars 31
Made these for my daughter one day. She likes them more than store-bought ones, and I like knowing what she's eating.

Whole Wheat Pumpkin-Applesauce Muffins

Rating: 4.5 stars 228
This is a great recipe for those times when you have half a can of pumpkin left over. The muffins taste great right from the oven, but are even better the next day—if they last that long! Kids love them and it's a good way to sneak fruits, veggies, and fiber into their diets.

Baked Apple Chips

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
Baked apple chips are easy to make, loaded with fiber, and have the crunchy satisfaction of potato chips with a fraction of the fat and calories.

Inspiration and Ideas

Lunch Box Pita Pockets
Rating: Unrated 11
"Great! Sure beats the standard sandwich lunch I pack for my teen." – DONNA
Perfect Apple Chips
Rating: Unrated 2
"Perfect snack chips: no fat, low sugar. You can also sprinkle these with curry powder for a different flavor." – Ying
Peanut Butter and Apple Sandwich
Rating: 4.5 stars 84

Add apple to your peanut butter sandwich for a fruity healthy touch.