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4 Fun Ideas for Healthy School Lunches

It’s that time of year! Back to school. Which means it’s time for parents to start thinking about ideas for healthy school lunches. If you have a picky eater on your hands, coming up with fun and healthy school lunches can be tricky. We know that parents are busy, so we’ve put together some of our favorite ideas for healthy school lunches that will spice up your little one’s lunch routine while still giving them the nutrients they need.

4 fun ideas for healthy school lunches your kids will love:

Submarine Sandwiches

Image from DIYJoy

Even if you have a picky eater, you can’t go wrong with some goldfish crackers and a sub! This cute little under the sea themed lunch box idea is sure to be a hit with all of your little monkey’s friends.


  • Goldfish crackers
  • Small, wheat sub
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Meat (your choice)
  • Carrots
  • Blueberries
  • Bendy straw

PB&J Snake Skewers

Image from Fork and Beans

Sssssssnack time with PB&J snake skewers is the best! This healthy treat is a lunchtime classic with a twist. Not to mention, they’re pretty cute, too!


  • Wheat bread
  • Natural peanut butter
  • Jam (you choose the flavor!)
  • Green grapes
  • Melted white and dark chocolate (for the eyes)
  • Skewers

Turtle Pita Panini

Image from Eats Amazing

A turtle pita panini is the perfect lunchtime meal for your little one who is usually slow to dig in. Filled with yummy veggies and fruits, they won’t even realize how healthy (and green) their lunch is!


  • Pita ‘pockets’
  • Lettuce
  • Meat (your choice)
  • Tomatoes
  • Carrots
  • Kiwi
  • Cucumbers
  • Edible marker pen

Ladybug BLT

Image from Canadian Family

Everything is better with bacon! This BLT looks almost too cute to eat, but as soon as your little one sees that there’s bacon on top, they’re sure to devour it.


  • Tomato
  • Lettuce
  • Bacon
  • Wheat Bread
  • Olives (you can substitute with a cherry tomato and use an edible pen to draw on eyes)

Getting your little ones excited about lunches is easy with these simple and fun meals. After their bellies are full and their heads are filled with everything they learned from school that day, bring them on over to Monkey Joe’s to run off some energy! Find your nearest location here.