Kids are so much fun to have around during the summer – but it’s getting close to time for school to start. It’s time to start thinking about what to do about school lunches. I have a lot of suggestions for Clean Eating lunch box ideas and recipes. I tried to include ideas that are not too messy for kids to eat, that can be eaten quickly and that don’t need to be refrigerated and are Clean Eating for kids to take to school.
I have Clean Eating recipes for simple meals and snacks that be combined to make a great lunch for a lunch box. Most of them you can make ahead so they are ready to just pop in the lunch box. Some you may want to make for dinner and put the leftovers in your kid’s lunch box the next day.
Sometimes kids are picky eaters and I’ve found that they would rather have some of this and some of that and not too much of anything. I know some kids that don’t like anything mixed together so I purposely included recipes that aren’t mushed together – no casseroles here.
Kids really love finger foods, so I have included a lot of Clean Eating finger foods. Finger foods are great for kids – but you might want to include a wipey for them to clean their hands before they eat them.
I have a bunch of ideas for food that doesn’t take much preparation, like fruits, vegetables and nuts. The idea is to make your own Lunchables specific to the likes and dislikes of your own child and to fit your budget. The combinations are endless. Basically all you do is take some good healthy Clean Eating snacks and put them together in a lunch box, for a great healthy meal. I think your kids will love the idea. Here is a great example from 100 Day of Real Food:
I also have links to some lunch box supplies that have been helpful to me.
If you do find that you need something to keep the lunch box ingredients cool, the freezer pack is great. I also included some great Clean Eating dessert recipes, because what kid doesn’t want a good healthy cookie in his lunch box? Have fun this year sending your kids to school with a great lunch box meal that will help them stay healthy clean eaters.
Other recipes you may also enjoy: (Know that all Paleo recipes are also clean)
- Clean Eating Lunch Box Ideas for Kids of All Ages
- 1. Classic, Smooth Clean Eating Hummus Recipe
- 2. 4 Ingredient Clean Eating Tortillas Recipe
- 3. Clean Eating Egg Muffin Recipe
- 4. Clean Eating Mac and Cheese Recipe
- 5. Clean Eating Raw Peanut Butter Cookies Bites Recipe
- 6. Clean Eating Baguette Recipe
- 7. Clean Eating Baba Ganoush Recipe
- 8. Yeast-Free, Quick Clean Eating Naan Bread Recipe
- 9. Clean Eating Skittles Recipe
- 10. Clean Eating Honey Graham Dippers Recipe
- 11. Clean Eating Garlic Parmesan Quinoa Salad Recipe
- 12. Clean Eating Tuna Cheddar Lunchbox Bites Recipe
Clean Eating Lunch Box Ideas for Kids of All Ages
Chickpeas – Tahini
Breakfast Sausage – Onion – Peppers – Spinach – Eggs
Love Mac and Cheese Cold
Cauliflower – Butter – Yellow Squash – Carrot – Onion – Coconut Milk
Copy Cat LaraBar Recipe
Peanuts – Dates
Einkorn Flour – Spelt Flouur
Eggplant – Tahini Paste – Lemon JuiceRecipes 13-25