Healthy Kids Committee: Back to School Lunch Ideas

We hope you’re looking forward to a great start to the new school year Gledhill JPS families!

We thought it would be helpful to repost some yummy food ideas to help inspire your lunchboxes! Please share your ideas in the comments!

Hope to see you around the yard soon, Erin Spencer, Healthy Kids Committee

Between the Bread

  • Quesadillas
  • Grilled Cheese
  • Bagel Cream Cheese
  • Wraps: Cheese Tomato Basil
  • Wow Butter & Jelly
  • Cucumber & Cream Cheese
  • Spreads: Nut-free Pesto
  • Egg Salad, Scrambled Egg Wrap, Fried Egg Sandwich
  • Avocado Wraps
  • Tuna Salad
  • Salmon Salad
  • Mashed Chickpeas or Beans
  • Burritos: Bean, Cheese, Ground Beef, Lettuce/Shredded Cabbage, Salsa, Guacamole, Diced Peppers
  • Pinwheels: using a wrap, spread cream cheese, sliced ham, smoked salmon (any toppings really) and roll up and slice
  • Hot dogs or hamburgers (veggie options)
  • English muffins & cream cheese
  • Pita pockets

Other Main Ideas:

  • Mini pizzas (make your own w Naan bread or English muffins)
  • Spanakopita
  • Quiche
  • Frittata

In the Thermos:

  • Pasta (whole grain)
  • Tortellini
  • Ravioli
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Pasta shells with Butter & Parmesan
  • Gnocchi
  • Toasted Quinoa, Chick Peas & Feta Warm Salad
  • Rice & Peas
  • Hotdogs & Beans
  • Chicken or Turkey Stew
  • Vegetable Stew
  • Mujadara
  • Noodle Soup
  • Warm Potato Salad

Snacks & Bento:

  • Smoked salmon or sliced meat roll ups
  • Hummus (or any bean dip) or ranch dip with raw vegetables (cherry tomatoes, sliced peppers, carrots, cucumbers, celery, cauliflower or broccoli florets)
  • Deconstructed sushi bento: Rice, avocado, cucumber, crab, seaweed wrappers
  • Tater Tots
  • Roasted Potato Wedges (with sour cream dip)
  • Chicken Fingers or vegan versions
  • Baked Tofu Bites
  • Sweet potato or zucchini bites
  • Daal Parathas
  • Asian Noodles
  • Edamame or green peas
  • Sunflower or Pumpkin Seeds
  • Cheese & Crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Popcorn
  • Mini Pancakes or Waffles
  • Korean Pancakes
  • Latkes
  • Yogurt and Granola
  • Muffins
  • Banana Bread, Zucchini loaf, etc
  • Fruit and Berries
Friendly reminder to keep your lunchboxes nut and garbage free.
Here’s the link to the latest Canada Food Guide:

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