It’s hard to believe, but back to school season is here again, so it’s time to go shopping for all of your kids’ school supplies and also start thinking about what you’ll be packing in their lunchboxes for the school year to come.
Make this year’s lunches delicious and nutritious with the back to school lunch ideas below. These fun lunch options are sure to please even the pickiest palate.
A nutritious back to school lunch can be made fun and colorful if you simply separate the yummy food into different compartments in your child’s lunchbox.
Set up small plastic compartments from a company like Laptop Lunches, and fill them with a veggie-packed pasta salad, a small salad, some fruit, and a side of small cookies for dessert. Your child will be getting protein, fruits, vegetables, healthy carbohydrates, fiber, and even a small treat to make for a complete and balanced lunch in a fun presentation.
Mexican Cuisine for Lunch
Yet another nutritious back to school lunch option is inspired by delicious and healthy Mexican cuisine. Pack some tortilla chips along with a bean salad, some salsa, a bit of fruit on the side, and maybe even some guacamole so that your child can have a fun lunch that is loaded with protein and fiber.
A New Take on Peanut Butter and Jelly
One of the easiest, tastiest, and nutritious school lunches is the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but you can switch up a traditional PB&J by using a mini whole wheat bagel in place of white sliced bread. The complex carbohydrates and fiber will keep your kid satisfied, energized, and focused for the rest of the school day, especially if you add a small salad on the side, a few pieces of fruit, and some sweet oatmeal cookies.
Pizza for Lunch
What kid wouldn’t want pizza for lunch? Well, you can pack some leftover homemade veggie pizza with a side of popcorn, fruit, and cucumbers with hummus for a nutritious back to school lunch that will be a mix of tasty and healthy. Just make sure your child doesn’t mind eating the pizza when it is cold.
These are just a few of the many delicious and healthy back to school lunch options that parents can try out this year. Your kids are sure to love the variety, and they’ll thank you for giving them healthy meals that satisfy them and keep them energized.