Healthy lunches to prepare for school


School lunch not cutting it for you anymore? Find some tasty ideas here to bring to school with you.

To be a healthy person, it is important to eat well and eat enough. Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District (FSUSD) provides free breakfast and lunch for students, but sometimes people prefer to bring their own lunch. Here are some boxed lunch ideas and the ingredients:

Sandwiches are one of the easiest main lunch dishes to make, with so many different varieties and ideas.

  • Have a taste for the toasty, classic, timeless sandwich? You can’t go wrong with a grilled cheese sandwich. (Best Grilled Cheese)
  • Do you have a little extra time to prepare your lunch? Then you must have a BLT sandwich. All the different ingredients will definitely leave your taste buds excited. (How To Make the Best BLT Sandwich!)
  • Turkey/Ham sandwich (Grilled Turkey and Ham Sandwiches)
  • Are you running low on time to prepare your lunch? A quick and easy Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwich is the perfect go-to. To make a PB&J, all you need to do is get two slices of toasted or untoasted bread, generously spread your choice of jelly on one slice and peanut butter on the other, and put them together.
  • Planning on preparing your lunch the night before? Try something creative like the pinwheel sandwich. (Easy Sandwich Pinwheels)

With all the ingredients required to make these sandwiches you can over 250,000 types of different sandwiches! No matter what sandwich you start with, you’ll want to include sides with your lunch. Some healthy ideas are:

Fruits & Vegetables

  • Strawberries (When in season)
  • Banana
  • Grapes
  • Blueberries
  • Oranges
  • Carrots (Best paired with Ranch)
  • Kiwi
  • Cucumbers

Chips & Baked Goods

  • Doritos / Pringles / (Flamin’ Hot) Cheetos / Takis / Hot Fries
  • Cheez-It / Goldfish / Crackers
  • Muffins
  • Cookies / Oreos
  • Granola Bar

Yogurts & More

  • GoGo Squeez Apple Sauce
  • Gogurt
  • Yoplait Yogurt
  • Fruit Cups


  • Water
  • Milk
  • Juice
  • Tea
  • Energy Drinks (PowerAde, Vitamin Water, and Gatorade)

Still feeling hungry? Treat yourself every now and then with some Candy.

  • Snickers
  • M&M’s
  • Starburst
  • Lollipops
  • Reese’s Cups
  • Kit Kat