We arrive at the end of summer and it is time to start packing those lunch boxes for school. How can we make them better?
My children are always demanding that the food keep changing - they seem to love variety. Would I love to pack carrot sticks every day? Yes! But, will they eat them every day? No!
So, I tax my brain about what types of healthy foods to include - and most importantly - I involve them in my decisions. If they "buy in" to a healthy snack, they are much more likely to actually eat it.
I am hoping that as my children get bigger - they will pack their own lunches. This would make my life SO much easier and be good training for when they no longer live here.
The list below is meant to augment the obvious stuff for lunch boxes (apples, grapes, bananas, veggie sticks, whole grain crackers, etc.). The first seven on the list are recipes for when you have a little time to prepare a healthy snack.
The last three are my favorite packaged snacks for when I run out of time for making snacks.
Below is my favorite lunch box (because it has compartments to put yummy food in) and my friend, Kelly, came up with them.
What do you put in your kid's lunch box?
EasyLunchboxes 3-compartment Bento Lunch Box Containers "Classic" (Set of 4). BPA-free. Easy-open Lids (Not Leakproof). For Kids and Adults. Work or School Lunches
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