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10 Healthy School Lunch Recipes

April 30, 2013

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It’s no secret that the food served in most school cafeterias is not healthy. When our children are presented with options like pizza or French fries at lunch time, it’s difficult to know if they are getting enough of the nutrients they need while at school.

Here at Integrative Nutrition, we are very passionate about reforming school lunches. We’ve partnered with a number of different charities, including Wellness in the Schools, to help bring fresh food and healthy meals into school cafeterias. In fact, we recently donated to the Earth Day Network’s Healthy School Initiative to encourage greener, healthier environments in schools!

While we are still fighting for more fresh vegetables and less processed foods in cafeterias, there is another way that you can ensure that your children are eating nutritious midday meals. Packing lunch for your child doesn’t have to be too time consuming, and we’ve got some great kid-friendly healthy recipes for you to try out!

Packed Lunch Recipes

Baked Potato Pizza

Almond Butter and Honey Sushi Sandwiches

Sneaky Vegetable Mac and Cheese

Lunchbox Yogurt Parfait

Hummus and Chopped Pepper Sandwich


Apple Chips

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Homemade Apple Sauce

Homemade Hummus

Fresh fruit or sliced vegetables are always a great snack to pack as well!

If you know your kiddos have a bit of a sweet tooth, give this recipe for Gluten Free Fig Newtons a try! They will love these little cookies and you can rest assured that they won’t be tempted by sugary drinks or vending machine snacks.

What is your children’s favorite healthy school lunch?