50 Lunch Ideas for Kids at Home or for School

Even the pickiest of eaters will love these recipes

Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon Pinwheels

Jennifer Meier


Kids have their own ideas about what makes a great lunch, which can be a challenge for parents who want them to eat healthy. If you're looking for nutritious ideas that children will actually finish, try recipes that are sure to win approval from the short set. From pizza pockets and veggie fried rice to macaroni muffins and avocado wraps, these go way beyond the typical ham and cheese sandwich. Not only will the tasty options please even the pickiest of young eaters, but many are also suitable for kids eating vegan, gluten-free, egg-free, or dairy-free.