30 Healthy Back-to-School Lunchbox Recipes

As summer draws to a close, it’s time for new school supplies, fresh haircuts, and maybe a trendy outfit or two. It’s also the perfect time to freshen up your kids’ lunches with some healthy and fun recipes. Not only can packing a smart lunchbox be easier than you think, it’s a great way to get your kids involved in the kitchen and teach them about nutrition from a young age.

To give you some fresh ideas, I asked my dietitian blogger friends to share their favorite recipes for back-to-school. From egg muffins, to bagel kabobs, to trail mix cookies — these tasty recipes are sure to be a lunchbox hit with your little ones, as well as keep their minds and bodies running at peak performance. 

Breakfast

No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies, Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD, Better is the New Perfect (shown above)
Mediterranean Feta & Quinoa Egg Muffins, EA Stewart, RDN, The Spicy RD

Easy Veggie Egg Muffins, Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN (shown above)
Ham and Cheese Egg Muffins
, Jessica Ivey, RDN 

Snacks

Hidden Honey Snack Bars, Jenna Braddock, RDN, Make Healthy Easy (shown above)
Veggie and Bean Quinoa Bites, Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN
Four-Ingredient Cheesy Zucchini Bites, Dara Gurau, RDN, How to Eat

Chocolate Hummus, Judith Scharman, Foods with Judes (shown above)
Broccoli Hummus Snack Bites, Jennifer Hunt, RDN, Healthy Inspiration

Salads

Grape and Salmon Power Salad, Patricia Bannan, MS, RDN (shown above)
Easy Chicken and Veggie Pasta Salad, Jessica Ivey, RDN
Beet and Goat Cheese Quinoa Salad, Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN

Quick & Easy Tuna Edamame Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette, Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN (shown above)
Greek Tortellini Salad, Dara Gurau, RDN, How to Eat
Cold Sesame Noodle Salad, Catherine Brown, Plant-based Chef & Culinary Nutritionist at A Seat at My Table

Entrees

Curried Tofu Papaya Wraps, Sharon Palmer, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian (shown above)
DIY Pita Pizza Lunchable, Sylvia White, RDN, Parenting Diabetes
Healthy and Homemade Hot Pockets, Holley Grainger, MS, RDN

Mini Tacos with Avocado, Hummus, and Lime, Patricia Bannan, MS, RDN (shown above)
Lunchbox Bagel Kabobs 4 Ways, Katie Morford, RDN, Mom’s Kitchen Handbook
Healthier “Lunchable” Pizza Lunchbox, Holley Grainger, RDN



Tomato and White Bean Naan Pizza, Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, Amy Gorin Nutrition (shown above)
Peanut Butter & Jelly Skewers, Holley Grainger, MS, RDN
Little Lunch Box Cheese and Broccoli Calzones, Katie Morford, RDN, Mom’s Kitchen Handbook



Lemony Chicken Avocado Wraps, Liz Weiss, MS, RDN, Liz’s Healthy Table (shown above)
Chickpea Potato Salad Wraps, Catherine Brown, Plant-based Chef & Culinary Nutritionist at A Seat at My Table
Easy Cheesy Thermos Beans, Katie Morford, RDN, Mom’s Kitchen Handbook

Treats

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins, Holley Grainger, MS, RDN (shown above)
Oatmeal Date Balls, Jennifer Hunt, RDN, Healthy Inspiration
Trail Mix Cookies, Triad to Wellness