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Healthy Packed Lunch Ideas For Kids

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healthy packed lunch idea - tuna and sweetcorn roll, fresh fruit salad pot, hummus with veggie sticks, homemade flapjack, bottle of water - all packed in Sistema lunch boxes and pots. Text "a week of no-junk packed lunches for kids"

Back to school means back to packed lunches and we’ve got a week of junk-free, healthy lunch ideas your kids will love.

Sending kids to school with a packed lunch doesn’t have to be hard work and it doesn’t have to be crammed with junk and sugary snacks. Fill your kids up with fresh fruit and vegetables and small snacks as treats. Healthy lunch means it’ll keep them full for longer and that’s important when there’s a whole lot of school to get through.

Healthy Packed Lunches for Kids

When packing lunches for kids – keep in mind portions sizes and the fact they don’t really get all that long to eat it. Make lunch colourful, tasty and easy to eat.

Lunch Box Ideas for Kids

Pack Lunch Idea – Monday

healthy packed lunch idea - tuna and sweetcorn roll, fresh fruit salad pot, hummus with veggie sticks, homemade flapjack, bottle of water - all packed in Sistema lunch boxes and pots
  • Tuna and sweetcorn on soft deli roll
  • Small pot of strawberries and blueberries
  • Small dipping pot of hummus with veggie sticks
  • Homemade flapjack
  • Bottle of water

Packed Lunch Idea – Tuesday

healthy packed lunch for kids - homemade pasta salad with mozzarella, pot of cherries, pot of hummus with breadsticks, pot of greek yogurt with strawberries and honey, bottle of water. All packed in Sistema lunch boxes and pots
  • Homemade pasta salad with pesto, cucumber, tomatoes, mozzarella and olives
  • Small dipping pot of hummus with breadsticks
  • Pot of fresh cherries
  • Pot of Greek yogurt with sliced strawberries and tiny drizzle of honey

Packed Lunch Idea – Wednesday

healthy packed lunch idea for kids - BBQ chicken and salad wholemeal wrap, pot of hummus, veggie sticks, fresh fruit salad, homemade fruit scone, apple and bottle of water. All packed in Sistema lunch boxes and pots
  • BBQ chicken and salad on wholemeal mini wrap
  • Small dipping pot with hummus and veggie sticks
  • Homemade fruit scone (ad feature recipe)
  • Small pot of fruit salad with melon, kiwi and blueberries
  • Small apple

Packed Lunch Idea – Thursday

healthy packed lunch idea for kids - vegetarian samosas, minty yogurt dip, mango chutney dip, cucumber sticks, homemade flapjack, pot of cherries, bottle of water all packed in Sistema lunch boxes and pots.
  • Mini Vegetable Samosas (either buy ready to eat or make your own)
  • Pot of mint raita – just stir mint sauce through natural yogurt
  • Mini pot of mango chutney – not too much because of sugar content
  • Cucumber batons
  • Pot of fresh cherries
  • Homemade flapjack

Packed Lunch Idea – Friday

healthy packed lunch idea for kids - cream cheese and cucumber wholegrain bagel, boiled eggs, fresh fruit salad pot, hummus dip with breadsticks, homemade flapjack, bottle of water all packed in Sistema lunch boxes and pots.
  • Wholemeal seeded bagel with cream cheese and cucumber
  • Boiled egg
  • Hummus with breadsticks
  • Pot of fresh fruit salad – melon, kiwi and strawberries
  • Homemade flapjack

More lunch box ideas to try

Try Our Mix and Match Lunch Box Ideas

school lunch box menu planner printable

Get the School Lunch Planner here

Kids Lunch Menu Planners

If you’re the type of person who like to plan out packed lunches then you can grab our lunch box menu plans here. We’ve even got a delicious week of vegetarian packed lunches.

Sistema Lunch Boxes

We used a selection of Sistema products for packing lunch…

  • Sistema Bento Lunch Box
  • Sistema Snack Capsule to Go – perfect size for kids pasta salads!
  • Sistema ToGo – Mini Bites Pots
  • Sistema ToGo – Dressing Pots (for the hummus and dips – perfect kid size portions)
  • Sistema Water Bottle
healthy packed lunch idea - tuna and sweetcorn roll, fresh fruit salad pot, hummus with veggie sticks, homemade flapjack, bottle of water - all packed in Sistema lunch boxes and pots. Text "a week of no-junk packed lunches for kids"

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Disclosure – Sistema provided some of the lunch boxes and pots used in the photos – For full details of my disclosure policy please read here.

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