5 Preschool Lunch Ideas for Your Kids

Sending a healthy lunch for your preschool child can be challenging, especially if you have a picky eater. The key is to make lunch time fun by adding color, flavor and a variety of choices. It is important to know what kinds of food your child likes and then create lunches that revolve around those foods.

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Here are preschool lunch ideas you should try: 

DIY Snack Packs

DIY snack packs can include almost any type of snack. Cheese and crackers, apple wedges, cheese sticks and small fruits like grapes and raisins. You don't have to spend a lot of money on snackables when you can easily make your own

Color the Rainbow

Include all of the colors of the rainbow. Red tomatoes, orange colored cheese (or carrots), yellow lemonade, green grapes, blue corn chips and purple plums are all nutritious options that can be used to create a rainbow for lunch.

Chicken Roll Ups

Soft tortillas, chicken salad and shredded cheese are nutritious and easy for a child to eat. Include different types of chips and a small fruit cup to round out the nutritious meal.

Chicken/Tuna Salad and Crackers

Chicken or tuna salad can be placed on crackers along with a piece of sliced cheese. You can also include a small fruit cup or pudding for dessert.


Paninos are easily made and kids love them. Sliced ham, prosciutto or salami wrapped around a piece of string cheese makes for a quick, nutritious meal. Include some chips and a cup of grapes or strawberries.

Peanut Butter & Banana Roll-ups

Peanut butter banana wraps are an excellent energy snack for your children. Bananas are high in Vitamin B6, which promotes restful sleep, and magnesium, which relaxes muscles. They also include some healthy and natural sugar, which can assist feed their muscles and brain.

Broccoli Pesto Pasta

Make your preschooler this delicious lunch. It contains broccoli which is healthy for your kid, and pesto sauce which gives it a herby flavor. You can be sure that your kids will enjoy food very much, even knowing that broccoli is in it.

Bacon, Sweet Potato, and Egg Muffins

Another delicious lunch that is easy and quick to make.  These are egg muffins that contain sweet potato, bacon, and broccoli. This lunch is filling and healthy, and you can swap the ingredients for whatever your children like too.

Cheesy Meatball Bombs

Give your preschoolers this fantastic lunch. These delicious, spicy meatball bombs burst with Italian flavor. Stuffed biscuits with substantial meatballs, marinara sauce, and shredded mozzarella are topped with the most delicious garlic butter.

Any type of finger food can be sent with your preschooler for lunch. The key is to keep things nutritious and eliminate a lot of sugary foods that may lead to cavities.

Avoid the food that can harm your child and encourage them to eat healthy foods!


Dorothy Hastings

Dorothy Hastings is the Director of First School, which are three Preschool and child care centers located throughout Southern California. First School provides a hands-on approach to preschool education and child care programs that emphasizes all around child development. In addition to their intuitive academic approach, First School also focuses on developing a child's social skills and self-confidence, which is made possible in their intimate learning atmosphere.

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