I have tons of clean eating lunch box ideas and clean eating recipes for kids lunches of all ages to take to school this year. 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
Chickpeas – Tahini
Breakfast Sausage – Onion – Peppers – Spinach – Eggs
I 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 Juice
Sweet Potato – Berries – Lemon Juice – Coconut Butter
Tuna – Sour Cream – Tomato Paste – Onion – Eggs – Cheddar Cheese
Whole Wheat Flour – Butter – Jam
Avocado – Garlic – Parsley – Lemon Juice
Apples – Lemon Juice – Cinnamon
Good Cold – Use this Clean Eating Spelt Flour Tortillas Recipe
Tortillas – Mozzarella Cheese – Tomatoes – Kalamata Olives – Basil Leaves
Good cold and packs easily
Mangos – Honey – Lemon Juice
Golden flax – Chia – Almond Flour – Sucanat – Coconut Flour
Watermelon – Gelatin – Lemon Juice – Honey
Use Whole Wheat or Whole Grain Pasta like Brown Rice Pasta
Brown Rice Syrup – Coconut Oil – Almond Butter – Cacao Powder – Brown Rice Cereal
Cheese Cubes – Strawberries – Hard Boiled Eggs – Pepper Slices – Apple Slices – Trail Mix – Cucumber Slices – Carrot Sticks – Mango – Honeydew – Applesauce – Pineapple – Cantalope – Cherry Tomatoes – Grapes – Half a Banana – Orange Slices – Plums – Peaches – Kiwi – Watermelon – Cherries – Cooked Snow Peas – Frozen Peas (no need to cook) – Raw Cauliflower – Raw Broccoli – Raisins – Olives – Peanuts – Cashews – Almonds – Pecans – Walnuts – Toasted Pine Nuts – Pistachios – Sesame Seeds – Pumpkins Seeds
Helpful Lunch Box Supplies
This is my favorite lunch box supply