11 Tasty Vegetarian School Lunches If Turkey Isn't Your Kid's Thing

Veggies to the rescue

Back to school means back to packing lunches. And if you’re going to make the effort to assemble a balanced midday meal, your little guy or girl had better like what you pack. We guarantee there’ll be no leftovers with these nine lunches that are delicious, nutritious and just so happen to be vegetarian.

13 Filling Lunches Under 400 Calories

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Oh My Veggies

Slow-roasted Tomato And Basil Hummus And Veggie Wraps

Crushing hard on that lunchbox, too.

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Cookin' Canuck

Mini Avocado Hummus Quesadillas

Shh, hide some extra veggies in here.

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Baked Bree

Mini Broccoli Quiches

Our grade school lunches pale in comparison to this.

What Lisa Cooks

Mini Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Breakfast for dinner’s the best—how could breakfast for lunch be anything less?

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Today's Parent

Homemade Alphabet Pasta

Eat lunch and learn how to spell at the same time.

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Design Improvised

Tortellini, Tomato And Mozzarella Skewers

Fun to make, even more fun to eat.


Pb&j Skewers

Aren’t these little guys precious?

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A Million Moments

Mini Veggie Subs

You don’t have to cut the peppers into stars, but how could you not?

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Damn Delicious

Mini Taco Salad Cups

The secret ingredient: Wonton wrappers.

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Eating Well

Pizza Roll-up Bento Box

Pizza rolls, Oreos, watermelon and cauliflower. It’s all about balance, ya know?