Packing a healthy lunch for kids that they actually enjoy is quite a struggle. Here are six tips to help pack a healthy lunch that kids will love!
Make it look fun! Using cookie cutters to cut out shapes in their fruits and veggies, or adding a healthy dip like peanut butter would make their lunch look a lot more appetizing to them.
Add some variety with the food. Bento boxes have become especially popular recently as they’re perfect for portion control while allowing you to pack a variety of foods. You can add a new spin to a simple sandwich by using whole grain wraps, pitas, or lettuce.
Take your kids grocery shopping with you and involve them. They’ll find it more exciting to eat their lunch if they know they were a part of making that.
Include food from 3 groups: proteins, grains, and fruits and veggies. Try to avoid the juice pouches such as CapriSun and instead stick to water or milk as a drink.
Make it easier for yourself. By meal prepping for the entire week, it’ll be much easier to ensure a healthy lunch for your kids everyday. Packing veggies and fruits into a bag for the entire week will make it easier. Using dinner from the previous night could also help reduce time to pack lunch in the morning.
Use a freezer pack to keep lunch fresh and at the right temperature. If that isn’t feasible, then pack items that have a longer shelf life.
Getting a well balanced and healthy meal is extremely important. These tips will ensure that your kids have a good meal!