It's back to school time and I'm thinking about lunches. We've rounded up healthy back to school lunch ideas that are delicious, fun to eat, and anything but boring! Your family will love all of these recipes.

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I don't know about you but trying to pack healthy lunches that are actually worth eating usually feels like a big pain in the you know what. Sandwiches? Again? Booorrring. And, I can't eat a salad every single day. Again, way too boring. I want lunches that are so good that I start considering eating my lunch about 10:00 AM.

Do you feel the same way?

Great. We are taking a stand against the boring lunch club and we've put together a list of the best healthy back to school lunch ideas. They will be delicious, fun recipes that your kids will love and you'll want to pack your own lunch, too.

Here are the Best Healthy Back to School Lunch Ideas:

A plate piled high with bbq chicken quesadillas with salsa and sour cream on the side.

BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

This is the ultimate chicken quesadilla recipe. Loaded with saucy bbq chicken, lots of melty cheese, and Tex-Mex favorites like corn, black beans, and bell peppers, they are always a winner. You'll love how quick and easy they are to make!
5 stars (7 ratings)
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a close up of cheese toasts with bacon and tomatoes

Tomato Bacon Cheese Toast

Here's our take on tomato bacon cheese toast (aka grown-up grilled cheese). It's sourdough bread topped with cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, fresh tomato, basil, and onion then baked until melty and crisp. It makes a delicious brunch, lunch, or light dinner, and it's ready in just 20 minutes!
4.89 stars (17 ratings)
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Curried Wheat Berry Chicken Salad in a bowl.

Curried Wheat Berry Chicken Salad

A classic lunch gets deliciously updated in this nutritious variation of chicken salad that features chewy wheat berries with a bold curry kick. It's a salad that has it all; it's creamy, crunchy, fresh, hearty, and flavorful. It's easy to make and there are endless ways to enjoy this flavorful spin on chicken salad!
4.93 stars (14 ratings)
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Cranberry chicken salad in a glass mixing bowl with serving spoons.

Cranberry Chicken Salad

This cranberry chicken salad is an easy and delicious recipe made with shredded chicken, dried cranberries, toasted pecans, and crunchy celery all wrapped up in a cream dressing. It's perfect for meal-prep lunches or a quick snack! 
4.92 stars (24 ratings)
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Homemade nut free granola bars in a pan.

Nut Free Granola Bars

Nut-free granola bars are the perfect treat to pack for a work or school snack. They are sweetened naturally with dates and a little maple syrup for a healthy alternative to store-bought granola bars.
4.82 stars (11 ratings)
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Easy chicken bites being dipped into ketchup.

Easy Chicken Bites

Easy Chicken Bites are simple enough to make for a quick and healthy snack and they freeze very well. A light coating of starch and spices makes them nice and crispy when baked. You'll love them!
4.91 stars (11 ratings)
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Best Chicken Salad Recipe

This chicken salad is deliciously creamy, dotted with sweet red grapes, crunchy celery, and crisp almond slices. Served on top of greens, it's a healthy, paleo and keto chicken salad.
4.91 stars (10 ratings)
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Tuna Po' Boy Salad Bowls have all the fun and flavor of your favorite sandwich AND you can feel good about eating them. They're made with some easy to make tuna balls and dressed in a simple remoulade salad dressing. They pack well so make them for dinner and pack the leftovers for lunch! | theendlessmeal.com

Tuna Po' Boy Salad Bowls

Tuna Po' Boy Salad Bowls have all the fun and flavor of your favorite sandwich AND you can feel good about eating them. They're made with some easy to make tuna balls and dressed in a simple remoulade salad dressing. They pack well so make them for dinner and pack the leftovers for lunch!
4.92 stars (12 ratings)
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Healthy Chickpea and Zucchini Fritters

Healthy Chickpea and Zucchini Patties

Baked chickpea and zucchini patties are similar to a falafel but much lighter and with some extra added healthy veggies. Serve in a pita or on their own with a light yogurt dip.
4.82 stars (11 ratings)
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