Healthy School Lunch Ideas for Toddlers & Kids | Blue Elephant

10 Healthy School Lunch Ideas for Toddlers and Kids

The Blue Elephant Learning Center is a progressive private preschool in Frisco, TX that’s on a mission to create an educational program that helps elevate kids’ minds, bodies, and souls. Our students develop a lifelong love of learning that carries them through life so that they can become the very best versions of themselves. At our private preschool in Frisco, we have a low student-to-teacher ratio, and we have video streams that allow you to “pop in” and watch your kids learning! In addition to our regular program, our Frisco TX after-school program is an amazing solution as an extended-day option. Between our Frisco TX after-school program, our extended-day options, and our summer camps, your little one is in great hands.

At The Blue Elephant Learning Center, we know that the task of packing an appealing and nutritious lunch can seem nearly impossible, especially with picky eaters. With these 10 easy, kid-approved and healthy school lunches, you’ll find packing your child’s lunchbox a breeze.

1) Sandwich with Veggies

Load up a whole wheat pita or tortilla wrap with roasted veggies, hummus, and cheese. Add in some diced fruit or a side of yogurt for a complete meal.

2) Mini Frittata

These little egg bites are perfect for on-the-go mornings. Plus, they can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge or freezer for a quick and easy lunch option. 

3) Pasta Salad

To make a healthy pasta salad, start by boiling some whole wheat pasta. Then, add in diced tomatoes, shredded carrots, chopped onions, and any other veggies your kiddo likes. 

4) Fruit Bowl With Homemade Yogurt Dip

Start with a base of fresh fruit. Add a yogurt dip made with Greek yogurt, honey, and vanilla extract. Top it off with some chopped nuts for extra protein and healthy fats. 

5) Homemade Muffins and Fruit Cups

These homemade muffins are delicious and packed with nutrients like fiber, protein, and healthy fats. 

6) Vegetable Roll-Ups

Make these roll-ups with pre-washed vegetables and tortilla wraps. Mix and match with any veggie combination you have on hand—from carrots, cucumbers, peppers, or even broccoli. 

7) Chicken Tenders, Quinoa, Sweet Potato Fries

Chicken tenders are a great source of protein, quinoa is packed with fiber and nutrients, and sweet potato fries are a good source of vitamins A and C. 

8) Homemade Cheese Pizza

Cheese pizza is a classic lunchtime favorite for kids. Use whole wheat English muffins, throw on some cheese and turkey or veggie pepperoni, and you’ll have a yummy homemade pizza your kids will love. 

9) Veggies and Hummus

This is a simple yet healthy lunch option for kids. It provides them with plenty of nutrients, including fiber, protein, and healthy fats. 

10) Taco Kit

Made with plenty of protein, lettuce, sour cream, and salsa, these easy, make-ahead taco kits are perfect for healthy school lunch. They’re packed with plenty of nutrients, including lean protein, fiber, and healthy fats. 

Reach out for more information about The Blue Elephant Learning Center by visiting our website, giving us a call at 469 -287-0332, or filling out our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!