19 Healthy Lunch and Snack Ideas for Kids

The “What We’re Having For Lunch” posts have been a big hit, and we’ve been getting requests for healthy lunch ideas for kids, too. Here are a few, including links to recipes from previous posts and our newsletter.

Enjoy – if you’ve got any ideas to add, leave them in the comments!


  1. Organic blue corn chips – kids love the colour!
  2. Sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds. Plain, salted or in sweet clusters at the Bulk Barn.
  3. Sliced apple with cinnamon. (So the apple doesn’t brown.)
  4. Kiwi. Cut one in half and let your kids scoop out the flesh with a spoon.
  5. Black bean dip.
  6. Hummus. (SummerFresh makes individual containers.)
  7. Popcorn with nutritional yeast.
  8. Quinoa chicken nuggets.
  9. Meatballs with dipping sauce.
  10. Lentil crackers (or other bean crackers).
  11. Black bean corn chips.
  12. Stir fried rice or rice and beans (Thermos).
  13. Wraps with avocado and other vegetables.
  14. Quiche or frittata.
  15. Hard boiled eggs.
  16. Cold pancakes – especially a protein pancake.
  17. Baked beans (homemade or Eden organics canned).
  18. Roast your own turkey breast and cut into slices for sandwich, wraps or to eat on its own.
  19. Quesadillas (make them with corn tortillas and they’re gluten-free)



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3 replies
  1. Sue Underhill
    Sue Underhill says:

    Thanks for the awesome kids lunches tips. My son loves to take cut veggies and dip (he mostly likes the cool tupperware with a separate part for the dip!), and salad and dressing (again, in a separate part). I found a great Paleo chicken finger recipe that my kids like, if anyone is interested! Keep up the great newsletters!

  2. julie
    julie says:

    Great ideas Tara! Although I don’t have a child in school yet, I’m always on the lookout for decent snack options. Here are a few more to add to your repetoire….

    edamame is delicious and can be eaten cold
    half a grapefruit with honey & cinnamon
    black bean brownies
    protein balls
    almond butter on celery sticks with raisins on top

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