Healthy Back-to-School Lunches

September 14, 2022


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It's that time of year again! The time when parents everywhere start to stress out about what their kids are going to eat for lunch.

The start of a new school year is a busy time for families. Between shopping for supplies and getting back into a routine, it can be tough to make sure your kids are eating healthy.

If you're looking for some healthy and delicious back-to-school lunch ideas, you've come to the right place. We'll share with you some of our favorite healthy lunch ideas that are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.

In this blog post, we've compiled a list of six healthy and delicious lunch ideas that will help your kids stay fueled and focused throughout the day.

Tuna Veggie Rolls by Hip Foodie Mom

If you're looking for a delicious and healthy lunch option, try these Tuna Veggie Rolls! This healthy and delicious lunchtime option is perfect for your little ones. Plus, they're easy to make ahead of time and store in your child's lunchbox.

Made with sushi rice, roasted seaweed, bell peppers, carrots, and cucumbers, these rolls are packed with flavor and nutrients. The rice is cooked with sesame oil and salt (or Seaweed Gomasio), and the rolls are filled with tuna, bell peppers, carrots, and cucumbers. To make the rolls, simply spread the rice on a sheet of dried seaweed, top with the fillings, then roll and seal. Slice into pieces and enjoy!

Veggie & Hummus Sandwiches by

Looking for a healthier lunch option for your kiddos this school year? Why not try veggie and hummus sandwiches! These easy-to-make sandwiches are packed with nutritious veggies and creamy hummus, and they're sure to be a hit with even the pickiest of eaters. Plus, they can easily be customized to fit your child's preferences.

To make veggie and hummus sandwiches, simply spread 1/4 cup of prepared hummus (original or sun-dried tomato flavor) on two multi-grain thin sandwich rounds. Then, top with four slices of Sargento Ultra Thin Mild Cheddar Cheese, ten thin slices of cucumber, twelve thin slices of radishes, and 1/2 cup of baby spinach leaves or shredded lettuce. Close the sandwiches and enjoy!

Crispy Baked Fish Sticks With Tartar Sauce by The Comfort of Cooking

When it comes to packing a healthy lunch for your kiddo, you want to make sure it's something they'll actually eat! But coming up with ideas that are both nutritious AND tasty can be a challenge. This is where these crispy baked fish sticks with tartar sauce come in.

Not only are they delicious, but they're also packed with protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which are great for growing bodies. Plus, the homemade tartar sauce is a cinch to whip up and is so much better for you than the store-bought kind.

So whether your child is headed back to school or you're looking for a healthy lunch option for yourself, give these fish sticks a try. You won't be disappointed!

Stir-Fried Tofu & Broccoli With Soy & Brown Rice by Taste

Stir-fried tofu and broccoli is a quick and healthy meal that's perfect for busy weeknights. The key to making this dish is to use fresh ingredients and to cook the tofu and broccoli until they're just tender-crisp.

Simply combine the cornflour and salt in a bowl, then toss the tofu in the mixture to coat. Next, heat oil in a wok or large frying pan over high heat. Add the tofu and cook for 1 minute on each side, or until golden brown. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Add the sherry, soy sauce, sugar, and extra cornflour to the same pan. Stir until the sugar has dissolved, then add the onion and broccoli. Stir-fry for 2 minutes until the broccoli is bright green and tender-crisp. Add the tofu to the pan and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes or until heated. Serve with brown rice, and enjoy!

Light And Fresh Spring Rolls Recipe by Tasting Table

With school back in session, it's time to start thinking about healthy lunches. No more processed snacks and sugary drinks! Instead, pack a light and fresh spring roll for a nutritious meal on the go.

These rolls are chock-full of healthy veggies like lettuce, carrots, cucumber, cabbage, and bell pepper. They're also perfect for customizing with your favorite fillings. Add some scallions, cilantro, mint leaves, and thin rice or glass noodles for a flavor-packed lunch.

To make, simply submerge a spring roll wrapper in water for 10 seconds to soften, then fill with your desired ingredients. Be sure to leave an inch border to wrap the roll, then fold in the sides and roll it up like a burrito. Serve with a peanut sauce or another sauce of choice. Garnish with lime, if desired.

So next time you're packing a lunch, ditch the unhealthy junk food in favor of a fresh and flavorful spring roll!

Zucchini Tater Tots by

Are you looking for a healthy and delicious way to liven up your child's lunchbox this back-to-school season? If so, you'll definitely want to try these zucchini tater tots! They're easy to make and full of nutritious ingredients like zucchini, eggs, and cheddar cheese. Plus, they're baked instead of fried, so you can feel good about giving them to your kids.

To make the tots, start by grating a few zucchini onto a clean kitchen towel. Then squeeze out any excess liquid and mix the zucchini with some beaten eggs, cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, and spices. Once the mixture is well combined, use a spoon or your hands to shape it into small tater-tot shapes. Then bake the tots in a preheated oven until they're golden brown.

Serve the tots with ketchup or your child's favorite dipping sauce. They're sure to be a big hit!


This back-to-school season, make sure your kids have the energy to get through a long day of schoolwork and play. With these recipes, they'll have everything they need to stay fueled and focused.

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