It’s August and that means school is starting back up. Back to early morning routines and getting the kids on the bus, and part of that is packing lunches. You want them to be nutritious, and at the same time, something your kids will eat. Here are some tips that will make your kids look forward to lunchtime.
Pasta Salad + Strawberries + Pretzels + Chocolate Hummus
DIY Lunchable (see below) + Baby Carrots + Ranch Dip + Fruit Snacks
Hard Boiled Egg + Yogurt + Granola + Berries
Quesadilla + Tortilla Chips & Salsa + Fruit Salad
Peanut Butter & Banana Roll-up + Cucumbers + Wheat Thins + Hummus
Mini Pancakes + Syrup + Berries + Hard Boiled Egg
Apple or Banana with Almond Butter
Baby Carrots & Celery with Ranch Dip
Baby Carrots & Sweet Peppers with Hummus
Berries & Grapes with Yogurt Dip
Berries & Apples with Chocolate Hummus
Turkey Slices + Sliced Cheddar + Whole Wheat Crackers
Pita + Pepperoni + Mozzarella + Pizza Sauce
Pretzels + Sliced Ham + Sliced Swiss
(make sure to also include some sides: fruits, veggies, dips, a treat, etc.)
Cut sandwiches, cheese slices, etc. out with fun shaped cookie cutters.
Separate ingredients with cupcake liners (especially the DIY Lunchables).
Use mini skewers (layer a small piece of bread, turkey, cheese cube, repeat).
Write them a cute note.
Include something homemade (trail mix, a muffin, etc.).
Let them pick out their lunch box at the store.
Kid’ Size Protein Bars (so many are available now: Larabars, Cliff Bars, RX Bars, etc.)
Apple Sauce Pouches
Individual Bags of Pretzels, Veggie Straws, Trail Mix, etc.
Rice Krispy Treats
Annie’s Products (like fruit snacks)
I hope some of these tips help when trying to create and healthy and interesting lunch for your littles!