21 Protein-Packed Lunches for Kids

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8. Chicken Salad Pitas

This chicken salad gets its protein from chicken breasts and Greek yogurt. Throw in some veggies and grapes (or, leave them out for your pickier eaters) and serve it in a whole-wheat pita with lettuce. This is one of those great protein-packed lunches for kids that’s delicious and portable.

9. Mini Cauliflower Pizza Bites

It’s no secret that kids of all ages love pizza, so you should be able to slide these pizza bites into their lunch without them noticing that they’re healthy. Lexi’s Clean Kitchen uses cauliflower, coconut flour, almond flour, and egg make up the crust. Top them with protein-filled pepperoni and cheese–and sneak some vegetables in there if you can–to make a filling and nutritious lunch.

10. Chicken Burrito Wraps

These burrito wraps have it all! Lean protein, healthy fats, veggies, and whole grains create a perfectly well-balanced lunch. These make great protein-packed lunches for kids whether you’re packing them in a school lunch or serving them up at home.

11. Chicken Bites

Lexi’s Clean Kitchen found a way to make gluten-free chicken breast nuggets that are just as delicious as the carbohydrate-rich kind. They’re breaded in almond flour and baked instead of fried. The almond flour adds extra protein and baking them keeps them light. Serve them with your child’s favorite dipping sauce.

12. Skinny Cheeseburger Casserole

Your kids will definitely approve of this casserole from Six Sister’s Stuff because it has all the delicious flavors of a cheeseburger! They won’t even notice it’s whole-wheat pasta after it’s tossed in a seasoned tomato sauce with meat and cheese. Top it with shredded lettuce and tomatoes to really make it taste like a burger.

13. BBQ Chicken Burritos

Who wouldn’t love BBQ chicken rolled up burrito style in a wheat tortilla? This recipe from Six Sister’s Stuff is so delicious and easy for kids to hold and eat!

14. Sweet Potato Egg Boats

The Healthy Maven created something beautiful in this recipe, which stuffs sweet potatoes with eggs and bacon before topping them with an avocado crema. They have a good amount of protein, healthy carbs, and good fats to keep young minds going all day long.


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