Back-to-School Lunch Ideas

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Lunch is in session!

School schedules may look a little different this year as we’re all adjusting to a new normal at home, but encouraging a schedule similar to what the kids are used to in school may make the transition a little easier. Lunchtime is a great opportunity to create a sense of familiarity with simple, make-ahead lunch boxes. Step aside crustless PB&Js, we’re here to make healthy taste great. Here are six back-to-school lunch ideas your kiddos will love and you’ll be proud to make.

  Brain Booster Kids Lunch

Brain Booster

It’s time to get those little gears turnin’! Easy to assemble, the Brain Booster lunch packs some nutritious punch with healthy fats from the eggs and a vitamin-rich berry medley.



Ideas for Kids Lunch with Vitamins

Yippee for Vitamin C

Bursting with vitamin C, the colorful fruits and veggies in this lunch will help keep your kiddos’ immune systems strong.



Brunch BoxBrunch Box School Lunch

When your kid can’t get enough of breakfast, serve it up again for lunch! Super easy to assemble in a snap, your kids will love the theme. Pro tip: Cut the waffles into strips after you toast them so the pieces are easy to dip.


  • Sprouts Multigrain Waffle strips
  • Syrup for dipping
  • Fresh cut fruit
  • Sprouts Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • Cascadian Farm Granola or Cereal

Colors of the Rainbow

Kids Lunchbox Ideas with Veggies Almost too pretty to eat, these assorted colorful goodies are sure to put a smile on their faces. From the red cherry tomatoes to the purple wrap bites, these ingredients will provide natural antioxidants and nutrients that taste just as good as they look.


  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies
  • Snap peas
  • Blueberries
  • Grapes
  • Cream Cheese & Turkey Wrap, cut into bite-size pieces:
    • Purple corn tortilla
    • Whipped cream cheese
    • Sliced turkey
Plant-based Lunch Ideas for Kids

Plant-based Bento

Check all the macronutrient boxes, with a plant-based lunch box. Proteins? Check. Healthy fats? Check. Complex carbs? Check. You probably already have most of these ingredients in your pantry!


  • Three bean salad: kidney, black and garbanzo beans, diced cucumber, your choice of dressing, parsley
  • Banana roll ups: Sprouts Artisan Corn Tortillas, sunflower seed butter, banana
  • Food Should Taste Good Blue Corn Tortilla Chips
  • Sprouts Hummus
Easy School Lunches with Protein

Protein-packed Box

Protein doesn’t always have to come from meat. Your kids’ favorite foods, like cheese and peanut butter, have plenty of protein too. The sharp taste of cheese goes just right with the sweet grapes.