Healthy Lunchbox Ideas for Kids

It is been a calendar year given that Noah began his tiny pre-preschool method, and due to the fact then, I have been possessing so a great deal exciting packing his lunches. This is the variety of detail that receives me going— like, how can I in good shape in the most nutritious, exciting, colourful & inventive meals, without the need of accomplishing the very same factor every working day or expending tons of time packing his lunchbox? It is like a activity for me… that is just how my mind will work and I Enjoy carrying out it.

But dependent on my DMs any time I share his lunches, I know not each individual guardian feels this way. For a lot of, packing nutritious lunchboxes leads to a lot of pressure, overwhelm, pressing the effortless-button way too normally with not-excellent-top quality alternatives, and time crunches that are not great. And I get it— I imply, definitely, how several combos are there to pack that you know your kid will eat, enjoy and get fuel from?

So, I’ve been established to check out and enable. Especially  the dad and mom below in this neighborhood where by I know the need & *want* to feed your little ones terrific is there…. it’s often just the practical stuff of WHAT and HOW. And how to do it speedily.

I’ve been taking substantial notes. And noticing designs to my lunchbox creations. It’s pretty much like a matrix. A mix & match pick out your possess adventure, if you will. For totally nourished and balanced healthful meals, that are very simple to whip collectively in a snap. Oh… and also entertaining and easy to try to eat.

And these days I’m so satisfied to share that I produced what I hope will be a super-handy (and no cost) useful resource for any mum or dad who wishes to streamline their lunch-packing game. My new printable pdf guide, Wholesome Lunchbox Strategies, a straightforward and healthier combine-and-match plan for you to choose from a few groups to fill your little one’s lunchbox is below! And you can get it delivered straight to your inbox correct now by clicking listed here. Send it to somebody you appreciate with little little ones!

For context, all of the lunchbox pairings inside are:

  • Nut-free (to comply with most college policies these days)
  • Created with nourishing, grounding and filling Real Foods so your small can have excellent power and like their lunches
  • Gluten-cost-free (but you can add it in if you can tolerate it)

Inside it, I talk about the “categories” I pull from every time I pack a lunch.

They are: Veggies, Sandwich (or other picnic-model key dish), a Salty/Crunchy (but continue to genuine-foodstuff ingredients) item, Fruit and/or Dips. Within the manual, I offer TONS of selections inside every single group, and then heaps of examples of combinations that I use typically so you have a great deal of inspiration for your individual lunchbox creations.

Below are a couple balanced lunchbox examples:

Lunchbox Strategy #1:

Cucumbers + turkey hummus tomato sandwich + cheddar cheese + 1 satsuma

Lunchbox Notion #2:

Infant tomatoes + sunflower butter with jam on rice cakes + a turkey adhere + blueberries

Lunchbox Thought #3:

Snap peas + sunflower butter with banana & cinnamon sandwich + olives with GF crackers + a plum

See? It is not so mind-boggling when you have a components and strategies to select from, imho. 

And if you are wanting for fantastic lunchbox accessories, below are some of my favs:


Never overlook to obtain the entire guideline for cost-free healthy lunchbox suggestions!

Get all my (and Noah’s!) favored healthier lunchbox pairing strategies so you really don’t have to feel stressed about packing lunches ever all over again!

image by Talitha Bullock