75 Delicious Lunch Ideas for Field Trips

If you’re seeking lunch ideas for field trips, you’ve come to the right place.

As someone who has participated in numerous school field trips over the years, I’ve seen my fair share of lunches.

These vary from cold options to easy-to-pack meals and healthier alternatives.

One key takeaway is that every school and child is unique. With this in mind, I’ve compiled a collection of the best lunch ideas for field trips.

This assortment provides a variety of options, accommodating picky eaters, vegetarian preferences, dietary restrictions, and even schools that require brown bag lunches or items not needing refrigeration.

Regardless of the specifics, you’ll find something suitable within this list.

The beauty of these suggestions is their adaptability.

Modify any of the foods to increase their nutritional value or customize them to match your child’s individual preferences.

There’s no need to stress over preparing field trip lunches for your child.

This list aims to offer plenty of field trip food ideas that simplify the process so that both you and your child are happy.

Lunch Ideas for Field Trips

Note: No matter which field trip food options you end up preparing, be sure to pack water, too.


Sandwiches make easy field trip lunches. See these ideas for inspiration on what to prepare.

1. Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

2. Turkey and Cheese Sandwich 

3. Ham and Cheese Slider

4. Grilled Cheese

5. Cream Cheese and Cucumber

6. Hummus and Veggie Delight

Spread hummus on whole grain bread and layer with sliced tomatoes, bell peppers, and shredded carrots.

7. Nutella and Banana

8. Pita Pocket Sandwiches

Fill them with protein (deli meat, roasted chicken, eggs, hummus, falafel, etc.), veggies, and your child’s favorite sauce.

9. Mini Bagel Sandwiches

Use mini bagels as a base and add cream cheese, deli meats, and veggies to create mini sandwiches.

10. Pita Pocket with Chicken Strips

Stuff whole wheat pita pockets with cooked chicken strips, lettuce, and a drizzle of ranch dressing.

11. Mini Sliders with Various Fillings (cheese, ham, turkey, etc.)

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Here are some easy field trip food ideas that involve delicious and nutritious wraps.

12. Ham and Cheese Wrap

Layer ham slices, cheese, and a few spinach leaves on a tortilla. 

13. Pizza Wrap

Spread marinara sauce on a tortilla, sprinkle with shredded cheese and mini pepperoni and roll it up.

14. Turkey and Cheese Wrap

Spread a thin layer of mayo or mustard on a tortilla, and add turkey slices, cheese, and some lettuce.

Roll it up and secure it with a toothpick.

15. Hummus and Veggie Wrap

Spread hummus on a tortilla and add a mix of veggies that your child likes. Roll it up for a nutritious wrap.

16. Chicken Caesar Wrap

Fill a tortilla with cooked chicken strips, romaine lettuce, grated Parmesan cheese, and Caesar dressing.

Roll it up for a delicious wrap version of a Caesar salad.

17. Cream Cheese and Fruit

Spread cream cheese on a tortilla and add slices of your child’s favorite fruits like strawberries, blueberries, or kiwi.

Roll it up for a sweet and creamy wrap.

18. PB&J Wrap

Spread peanut butter and jelly on a tortilla, add sliced bananas if desired, and roll it up for a twist on the classic PB&J sandwich.

19. Veggie Ranch Wrap

Combine diced veggies like carrots, broccoli, and cherry tomatoes in a tortilla, add a drizzle of ranch dressing, and roll it up for a crunchy and flavorful wrap.

20. Turkey Club Wrap

Layer turkey slices, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and a spread of mayo on a tortilla. 

21. Cheese Quesadilla Wrap

Make a simple cheese quesadilla and roll it up in a tortilla. You can add some salsa or guacamole for extra flavor.

22. Banana and Nutella Wrap

Spread Nutella on a tortilla, add sliced bananas and roll it up for a sweet and satisfying treat.

23. Turkey and Avocado Wrap

Layer turkey slices, sliced avocado, and a touch of ranch dressing on a tortilla. Roll it up for a creamy and flavorful wrap.

24. Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

Ham and cheese rolled in tortillas and sliced into pinwheels.


25. Rainbow Veggie Salad

Toss together a colorful mix of diced bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and carrots.

Pack a small container of ranch or hummus for dipping.

26. Pasta Salad

Mix cooked pasta with diced ham, cheese cubes, cherry tomatoes, and a simple Italian vinaigrette.

27. Fruit Salad

Create a medley of your child’s favorite fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, grapes, and melon chunks.

28. Cucumber and Cheese Salad

Cube cucumbers and cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, etc.) and mix them together. You can add a light vinaigrette or just a drizzle of olive oil.

29. Ants on a Log Salad

Fill a small container with celery sticks and top them with peanut butter or cream cheese and raisins.

30. Bean Salad

Combine a variety of canned beans (kidney beans, black beans, chickpeas) with diced veggies and a tangy dressing.

31. Apple and Cheese Salad

Dice apples and cheese, then toss them together for a sweet and savory combination.

32. Hummus and Veggie Salad

Pack hummus in a small container and provide baby carrots, cucumber slices, and bell pepper strips for dipping.

Bento Box Field Trip Food Ideas

33. Assorted Sliced Fruits and Vegetables

34. Mini Sandwiches

Create bite-sized sandwiches using whole-grain bread or wraps.

Fill them with favorite fillings like turkey, cheese, peanut butter and jelly, or hummus and veggies.

Cut them into fun shapes using cookie cutters.

35. Cheese and Crackers

Provide a variety of cheese cubes along with whole-grain crackers. Add in some cherry tomatoes and cucumber slices for a refreshing touch.

36. Veggie Wrap Pinwheels

Spread cream cheese or hummus on a tortilla, then layer with thinly sliced veggies like carrots, bell peppers, and spinach.

Roll it up and slice it into pinwheels.

37. Rice Balls (Onigiri)

Prepare rice balls filled with tuna, cooked chicken, or veggies. You can use seaweed to create cute faces on the rice balls.

38. Mini Meatballs

Make mini meatballs using lean ground meat or meat alternatives. Serve them with a small dipping sauce and some carrot and celery sticks.

39. Trail Mix Box

Create a bento box filled with a homemade trail mix using nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and a few chocolate chips.

Add in whole-grain pretzels for a crunchy element.

Field Trip Food Ideas for Homemade Lunchables

40. Cheese Slices/Cubes and Crackers

41. Slices of Preferred Deli Meat 

42. Assortment of Cut Veggies w/Dip

43. Mini Quiches

44. Bite-Sized Fruit

45. Granola

Easy Field Trip Lunches 

For low-prep, easy field trip lunches besides sandwiches, the following ideas are winners!

Cold lunch ideas are included, too.

Finger Foods

46. Chicken Nuggets

47. Cheese Quesadillas

48. Mini Hot Dogs

49. Mini Corn Dogs

50. Mini Meatballs

51. Grapes

52. Veggie Sticks w/Dip

53. Mozzarella Sticks

54. Pita Bread w/Dip

55. Baked Chips

56. Mini Pizzas

57. Trail Mix

58. Granola Bars

Healthy Lunch Ideas for Field Trips

59. Gluten-free Bread Sandwiches With Various Fillings

60. Fruit Cups or Slices

61. Rainbow Wraps

Fill whole wheat wraps with a variety of fresh veggies such as bell peppers, carrots, spinach, and cucumber.

Add a smear of hummus or Greek yogurt for flavor.

62. Cheese and Whole Grain Crackers

Provide a variety of cheese slices or cubes along with whole-grain crackers. Add some grapes or apple slices for balance.

63. Homemade Snack Mix

Combine whole grain cereal, unsalted nuts, and dried fruits for a nutritious and crunchy snack mix.

64. Yogurt Parfait To-Go

Pack Greek yogurt in a container and provide separate compartments with granola and mixed berries. Kids can mix them together when they’re ready to eat.

65. Veggie Chips and Slices

Include a mix of baked veggie chips (like sweet potato or zucchini chips) and sliced veggies for a satisfying crunch.

66. Pita Pocket Delight

Fill whole wheat pita pockets with lean protein (chicken, turkey, or hummus), shredded lettuce, and diced cucumbers.

67. Cottage Cheese Cups

Portion out low-fat cottage cheese into cups and provide small containers of diced fruit or honey for kids to mix in.

68. Mini Salad Jars

Layer chopped veggies, beans, and some cooked pasta in a small jar. Include a separate container of vinaigrette for them to drizzle on when it’s time to eat.

69. Apple Sandwiches

Core and slice apples horizontally to create “sandwiches.” Spread nut butter or cream cheese between the slices and press them together.

70. Rice Cake Stacks

Provide rice cakes, cream cheese, and lean protein options like turkey or chicken for kids to assemble their own rice cake stacks.

71. Hummus Cups

Pack hummus with whole wheat pita bread, carrot and celery sticks, and cucumber slices for dipping.

72. Cheese Quesadillas

Prepare whole wheat tortilla quesadillas with a sprinkle of low-fat cheese. Include a small container of salsa for dipping.

73. Trail Mix Pouches

Create personalized trail mix pouches with nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and a few chocolate chips for a treat.

74. Peanut Butter Banana Wraps

Spread natural peanut butter on a whole wheat tortilla, add slices of banana, and roll it up. Cut into pinwheels or keep it whole.

75. Veggie Pinwheels

Spread cream cheese or hummus on a whole wheat tortilla, then layer with grated carrots, spinach leaves, and bell pepper slices.

Roll tightly and slice into pinwheels.

Final Thoughts On Lunch Ideas for Field Trips

These field trip food ideas offer a variety of yummy options for you to consider as you prepare for your child’s upcoming school field trip.

Satisfy your child’s taste buds so that she can focus on having an amazing school field trip adventure.