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    Updated on Aug 17, 2019. Posted on Sep 13, 2016

    19 Back-To-School Lunches That Are Actually Good For You

    Be the cool parent: Make these lunches.

    Design by Jenny Chang

    1. Baked Black Bean Taquitos

    hipfoodiemom.com

    Great out the oven, and just as delicious at room temperature. Recipe here.

    2. Strawberry Roll-Ups

    bentoriffic.com

    Fruit roll-ups you can stand by. Recipe here.

    3. Grilled Lemon Chicken Flatbread Wraps

    thecozyapron.com

    Creamy and protein-packed. Recipe here.

    4. Hummus and Spinach Sandwich With Sliced Figs and Baked Sweet Potato Fries

    superhealthykids.com

    Just look at this color coordination. Almost makes you want to go back to school. Almost. Recipe here.

    5. Cherry Tomato and Mozzarella Pasta

    gethealthyu.com

    Takes just 20 minutes to make from start to finish. Recipe here.

    6. Chorizo Taco Salad

    damndelicious.net

    Deconstructed tacos are healthier tacos. Recipe here.

    7. Mediterranean Meatball Pita Wrap

    neighborfoodblog.com

    Dill yogurt sauce is lighter than ranch but just as rich. Recipe here.

    8. Greek Quinoa Salad and Pretzels With Coconut Milk Ranch Dressing

    backtoherroots.com

    Fact: Bento boxes will increase your kid's fruit and veggies intake tenfold. Recipe here.

    9. Bulgogi Rice Balls

    justonecookbook.com

    Fun to make, even funner to eat. Recipe here.

    10. Taco Egg Muffins

    acedarspoon.com

    Taco + egg + muffin = Why pack your kids anything else, ever? Recipe here.

    11. Glazed Salmon Skewers With Coconut Rice

    theroxxbox.com

    Lunch food for the adventurous kid (and the still-in-vacation-mode parent). Recipe here.

    12. Avocado Chicken Salad Pita Pockets

    familyfreshmeals.com

    Hot Pockets' healthier, cooler siblings. Recipe here.

    13. Smashed White Bean and Avocado Sandwich

    culinarycolleen.com

    This meatless sandwich is creamy, crunchy and full of energy-sustaining fats. Get the recipe.

    14. Quinoa Pizza Bites

    soveryblessed.com

    Pizza bites with more texture, and fewer refined carbs. Recipe here.

    15. Flatbread Wrap Bites

    lilluna.com

    For when your kids are tired of sandwiches. Recipe here.

    16. PB&J and Strawberries Skewers

    awhiskandtwowands.com

    Who said PB&J can't be healthy? Recipe here.

    17. Chicken Salad With Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans

    backtoherroots.com

    Walnuts add crunch and a serving of healthy fats. Recipe here.

    18. Broccoli and Bacon Pasta Salad

    spicysouthernkitchen.com

    Use center-cut or turkey bacon to keep the meal low-sodium. Recipe here.

    19. Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    eatgood4life.com

    Place the tomato wedges between slices of cheese to avoid sogginess. Recipe here.