Back to school time is here! While you are preparing your kids for school this year, don’t forget to think about this important question: “What are you going to pack in your child’s lunch?” I thought I would get a little more creative this year instead of the same peanut butter and jelly sandwich day after day (although my son will still be getting this sandwich some days because he loves them). I pack different lunches for myself everyday, so why not make it a little more exciting for my son too (and healthy, of course!) I wanted to share my lunch ideas and recipes with you. These ideas are meat and dairy free and provide many essential nutrients that kids need. I realize that some schools have peanut free policies, so adjust your choices accordingly.
Each lunch box should include foods from the categories below:
Box 1 - Peanut Butter & Jelly, pretzels, orange and No Bake Protein Bites
Box 2 - Colorful Vegetable Pasta Salad, grapes, flax crackers
Box 3 - Black Bean and Corn Salsa Wraps, grapes, tortilla chips, almonds
Box 4 - Red Bell Pepper Hummus Wraps, orange, edamame, No Bake Protein Bites
Check out our full video below for a demonstration of the four lunch box ideas above.
LINK TO VIDEO HERE: youtu.be/IPOtBpzCQ4M
When my mom packed my lunch in my early school days, she would always write a short note on the napkin for me. The notes would say things like, “Have a Nice Day, “I Love You”, “You are Great”! I would always look forward to opening my lunch box and seeing my note. My mom put time and effort into our lunches, and the extra touches were so special to me. I want to do the same for my son. Even though my son is old enough to pack his own lunch, I still like to pack it for him. Do what works for you and your family!
The photo below is a flashback to my son getting ready for Kindergarten! I always love buying school supplies every year, especially new lunch boxes and containers! Happy Back to School!
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