Healthy Back to School Snack and Lunch Ideas

Healthy Back to School Snacks and Lunches

Looking for some healthy-yet-child-approved back-to-school lunch and snack ideas? 

There's always a lot to juggle during back-to-school season and transitions can sometimes be a little rocky. We hope these ideas will at least help lighten the burden of trying to figure out what to pack for lunch, or feed those hungry bellies when they walk through the door after a long day of learning.

Keep scrolling for a list of some options that are easy to throw together and have already been vetted by picky taste buds. You'll find some ideas for entrees, fruits and veggies, sides & snacks, and better-for-you treats. 

Wishing all parents, caregivers, and kiddos a nourished and energized school year!

Healthy Back to School Snacks and Lunches

Healthy Back to School Lunch Ideas 


Tortilla filled with avocado, sprouts, and cucumber. Add cream cheese or hummus if desired.

Nut or seed butter and jelly sandwich - does your child’s school have a ban on peanuts? Just use a Dastony butter of choice - cashew, almond, or sprouted sunflower make great alternatives. 

Leftover cold pasta salad - easy to eat and not messy

Fruits and Veg

Fresh fruit - berries, kiwi, grapes (again, can be sliced in half to minimize choking hazard), clementine orange wedges, a small banana - pick a few to rotate during the week 

Celery and Sprouted Sunflower Butter with raisins 

Veggie slices - carrots, cucumbers, cherry toms (slice in half for young children at risk of choking)  with a side of raw tahini or hummus as dip 

Sides and Snacks

Sunbiotics almonds (a protein-rich snack loaded with probiotics!)

Healthy Chips - we love Siete - they're grain-free and made with avocado oil instead of canola

Healthy crackers - we love Simple MillsMary’s Gone Crackers, and Hu Kitchen 

Organic yogurt - choose plant-based if dairy-free

Healthy granola energy bars or homemade bliss balls - we love Purely Elizabeth or GoMacro for bars

Seaweed snacks

Raw sprouted nuts and seeds

Garbonzo beans 

Edamame with a dash of soy sauce 

Better-for-you Treats 

Rawmio Chocolate Hazelnut + banana roll up in a tortilla - add some hemp seeds for extra protein and omega fats

Dates with Dastony nut or seed butter filling

Clean cookies - a few great options: Emmy’sSiete, or Hu Kitchen

Quinn Snacks gluten-free Pretzels and Rawmio raw chocolate chunks 

1/2 of a Rawmio Essentials Bar or Sunbiotics probiotic chocolate