Rule the School Year! Tips for Healthy School Lunches
You’ve heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but for kids to have success at school, a good lunch is really key too. Arm them with energizing and healthful fuel and they’ll stay full and focused all day long.
New and Improved
Depending on how adventurous your little ones are, try mixing up the old sandwich and chips routine. We’re listing some healthier suggestions here to help spark ideas and keep your lunch-packing habits fresh.
Hummus and crackers or veggies
Hard boiled Eggs
Fruit pouches or squeezes
Leftovers in a thermos
Fruit and cheese on pretzel stick “kabobs”
Baggies of granola
Oat and peanut butter protein balls
Prep in the Right Direction
Pick a time over the weekend to think about lunch prep and weekdays will be that much easier. Take a couple hours to do your shopping, cut up and portion out fruits and vegetables, make protein balls, granola, or muffins for the week ahead. Packing what you can the night before makes mornings easier too.
Get the kids involved! Start ‘em young with easy tasks like filling baggies
with grapes or pretzels, and they’ll soon be ready to make their own
Cookie cutters aren’t just for the holidays. Don’t underestimate the magic of
making a boring sandwich crustless AND shaped like a star.
Frozen water bottles double as a drink and a cold pack!