Its that time of year again when the kids go back to school! Packing healthy lunches can be challenging and can get pretty boring and monotonous. This goes for adult lunch packing as well. It’s so easy to drive thru or grab lunch with coworkers, but this can get expensive and unhealthy fast. Luckily, we have rounded up 8 dietitian created and approved recipes that would be a great addition to any lunchbox (There are even a couple recipes that would be great for breakfast on the go too)!

Recipe Roundup: Back to School

Amanda Hernandez of

Blueberry Muesli Breakfast Cookies


Elizabeth Shaw of

Gluten Free Honey Oat Cereal


Lisa Kay of

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps


Dixya Bhattarai of

Lunch Box Chickpea Salad


Liz Weiss of

Tortellini Lunch Box Salad


Jennifer Adsit of

Healthy Broccoli Salad


Lauren Harris-Pincus of

Peanut Butter and Banana “Sushi”


Shannon Aleise Garcia of

Viva Fiesta Turkey Wrap


Caitilin Perez of

Italian 3 Bean Salad


Sharon Palmer of

Zucchini Carrot Spice Muffins

Baked Pear Trail Mix


Jessica Fishman Levinson of

Veggie Bean Quinoa Bites


Jodi Vandenheuvel Danen of

Fruit Roll Ups (No Sugar Added)


Katie Cavuto of created a wonderful tool to help create a balanced lunchbox meal:

Back To School Fridge Worthy School Lunch Cheat Sheet



“My favorite mom tip would be to invest in fun small containers to present healthy foods in a fun way. My favorites are little squeeze bottles to squeeze dressing onto veggies and the silicone muffin liners to separate finger foods or make your own lunchable style lunch with whole grain crackers, cheese chunks, and lean meat. This helps me get my pickier daughter eating a better variety.”- Jodi Vandenheuvel Danen of

“Get your kids involved in deciding what to pack for lunch. Let them help make a grocery list or choose things while shopping. Getting buy-in will improve your chances of them eating it!”- Bridget Swinney of


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