Your lunchbox should be filled with healthy options that will give your kids the energy they need for their day. In this blog, you’ll find healthy meal ideas for kids to take to school as well as tips on how to pack a healthy lunchbox.
Read on for this week’s blog post!
- Super Healthy Kids Newsletter: Tips to Pack a Healthy Lunchbox
- Packing Your Lunch Using Leftovers
- How To Make Homemade Fruit & Veggie Smoothies.
Tips to Pack a Healthy Lunchbox
- Start planning your lunch each morning and budget for what you’ll be taking with you.
- Pack each day in a different way so you won’t be tempted to fill your bag with junk just because you like a particular combination of ingredients.
- Always remember that kids don’t need just anything to fill their stomachs. A balanced meal with at least 5 different colors and flavors is essential.
- Pack lunchboxes in a way that maximizes opportunities for a nutritious snack, such as packing fruit and veggies in small containers or putting cookies in small plastic lunchboxes.
- Think outside the box by planning your lunch into three categories – fruits, veggies, and grains.
- Make sure you include a variety of healthy snacks in your lunchbox to stave off hunger.
Packing Your Lunch Using Leftovers
This one is a fairly obvious tip, but if you’re making sandwiches, chances are you’ll have some sort of leftover meat or bread in the fridge. If you plan on eating a sandwich for lunch, take the meat and bread out of the fridge the night before. On the morning of, slice the leftover meat and/or bread into 1″ pieces and place into a sandwich bag. Add a bit of water or salad dressing, and use the bag to squeeze out the moisture. Before lunchtime, put the sandwich into a ziploc or other plastic lunch container.
Making Homemade Fruit & Veggie Smoothies
Healthy smoothies and juices can be especially tasty when they are homemade. In this blog post, you’ll learn how to make a delicious smoothie using only 4 ingredients, all of which can be found in the pantry.
How To Make Homemade Fruit & Veggie Smoothies
If you’re looking for a delicious snack or lunchbox option, homemade fruit and vegetable smoothies are a great option for getting kids to eat their vegetables.
Try these smoothies for kids and see if you can get your kids to drink them!
Canned diced tomatoes can be a great addition to your kids’ lunchbox. This combination provides a combination of both nutrients and fresh flavors.
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Toss cooked spaghetti with an egg.
Homemade Chocolate Covered Strawberries.
Blackberry Balsamic Fusilli.
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