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School Lunch Recipes

Nicoise Pasta Salad

Take the classic French salad for a spin with this quick and easy Nicoise Pasta Salad. A perfect weeknight dinner the whole family will love! Originally posted December 2016; updated September 2020. This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. Do you recognize this pasta dish? I posted a similar picture of it in one of my…

Veggie Quinoa Bites

Gluten-free and nut-free Veggie Quinoa Bites are packed with protein and fiber, making them a perfect addition to your children’s lunchbox. *Originally posted August 2014. Updated September 2020. This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. Back to School Meal Prep This time of year is especially crazy with the summer winding down and getting the kids…

Top 5 Tips For Packing a Healthy and Delicious School Lunch

Packing a healthy and delicious school lunch for the kids doesn’t have to be a chore. Keep school lunch nutritious, delicious, and varied with these five tips! Pin this Post *Originally published October 2015. Updated August 2019* When I was in grade school, I remember eating a hot lunch every day. My favorite was probably the pasta bake – elbow…

Your Ultimate Guide to Back to School Meal Planning

Get ready for back to school meal planning with these healthy and fun recipes, meal ideas, and tips for kids of all ages. Pin this Post *Originally published September 2017. Updated August 2019* After a speedy summer, it’s time once again to head back to school! With the rush to buy notebooks, crayons, markers, and new backpacks, we almost forget…

Beet and Goat Cheese Quinoa Salad

Beet and Goat Cheese Quinoa Salad is a quick and easy recipe you can put on top of a bed of greens for lunch or serve as a side dish at dinner. Pin this Recipe By now you probably know that I don’t pack my girls the typical school lunch you’d find in most kids lunchboxes. Soynut Butter (no PB…

Quick & Easy Tuna Edamame Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

Ready in less than 10 minutes, this Easy Tuna Edamame Salad is a healthy, delicious, and balanced lunch for the kids’ lunchbox or on top of a bed of greens.  Pin this Recipe Hmmm…what should I pack the kids for lunch today? That’s a question I am sure many parents ask themselves every day of the week. It’s certainly one…

Lentil Chickpea Vegetable Salad with Feta

Make packing school lunch easy and serve your kids something delicious with this vegetarian, nut-free, and gluten-free Lentil Chickpea Vegetable Salad.  Pin the Recipe Packing lunch for the kids every single day is not easy. I think most parents would agree it’s a chore they can’t wait to stop doing once their children are old enough to make their own…

Make-Ahead, Freezer-Friendly Veggie Egg Muffins

Veggie Egg Muffins are a make-ahead, freezer-friendly recipe perfect for breakfast on rushed mornings and your children’s lunchbox. Easy, healthy, and totally customizable to your family’s preferences! Pin this Recipe Egg muffins, egg cups, mini egg frittatas — whatever you call them they are a nutritious and delicious breakfast or lunch choice. While you can find a lot of egg…

Mayo-Free Tuna Hummus Sandwich

The classic tuna sandwich gets an upgrade with this mayo-free tuna hummus salad sandwich, perfect for the kids’ lunchbox or anyone’s mid-day meal! Pin this Recipe Tuna salad and sandwiches have been a staple of my diet since I was a child, and they now make a regular appearance at lunchtime for my girls too. Most tuna salads are swimming in…

Farinata with Tomato, Mozzarella, and Pesto Drizzle

Be transported to Italy with this easy, gluten-free, and vegetarian Farinata with Tomato, Mozzarella, and Pesto. Pin the Recipe It’s Recipe ReDux time and I’m loving this month’s theme! A Vacation-Inspired Recipe Start unpacking your favorite vacation memories. Think about a trip you took state-side or internationally and create a healthy recipe from an unforgettable meal you enjoyed. Or, create a recipe from…

5 Quick, Easy and Healthy School Lunch Ideas + 40+ Recipes To Try

Packing a healthy school lunch for your kids is quick and easy with these five kid- and mom-approved ideas (plus 40+ recipes to put them into action)! Pin this Post Everyone knows what the month of August is well-known for: back to school season (and brutally hot temperatures, at least here in NY!). But did you know that August is…