Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids

Published by Bonnie on

In our home, lunch comes in a variety of forms. It could be a salad one day, dinner leftovers, or a simple sandwich with fruit. Sometimes lunch is eaten on-the-go. Either way, the healthiest way to eat lunch is something homemade.

Our oldest daughter has been in school now for two years, and I can testify that the American school lunch program still falls far short of excellent nutrition. We prefer to pack our own lunches for school and work, and we have stumbled upon some great healthy lunch recipes along the way.

Powered Up PBJ

Course Lunch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches
Author Bonnie Hershey


  • 4 TBL Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1 TBL Ground Flaxseed
  • Jelly or crushed fresh berries!
  • 4 slices Whole wheat/whole grain bread


  • In a small bowl, mix together 4 TBLspns peanut butter and 1 TBLspn ground flaxseed.
  • Spread some onto each piece of bread, using it all up.
  • Add your jelly/berries to two pieces of bread and assemble sandwiches.


A word on peanut butter & jelly:
Be sure to find options that do not contain hydrogenated oils or high fructose corn syrup. Your kids will enjoy better health without these harmful man-made additives, and it's easy to find substitutes without them.
A word on Flaxseed:
I learned recently that grinding your own flaxseed at home (with a simple coffee grinder or the like) is much healthier than buying it pre-ground. The grinding process releases the oils to the oxygen, which then breaks them down over time.
Try to buy the whole flaxseed and grind it up just before using.

Healthy PBJ



Bonnie Hershey currently serves as a business and nutrition coach with their business, Hershey Holistic Health. She holds an undergrad degree in education, and a certification in Practical Nutrition from the Northwest Academy of Practical Nutrition. She has over 20 years of leadership experience and enjoys encouraging others in their personal growth.


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