Delicious & Nutritious Kids’ Lunch Ideas for School

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School is back in session, and that means moms everywhere are looking for delicious and nutritious kids’ lunch ideas for school.  Providing your child with a lunch that you can both feel good about, day in and day out, can be a tricky task, so hopefully these ideas will help make it easier.

Kids' Lunch Ideas for School | Pack Your Kids' Lunches | Healthy Lunches | Back to School | Lunches for Back to SchoolPerhaps the handiest tip for kids’ lunch ideas for school is to pack everything in a bento box. A bento box is handy because it provides a leak-proof, on-the-go container with several portioned compartments perfect for all the different elements of your child’s lunch. It keeps everything separate and safe, even through a bouncy ride in a backpack every morning!

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There are a lot of ways to pack a delicious and nutritious lunch that also looks appealing. Kids {like everyone else} feast with their eyes first, so the more fun and appealing their lunch looks, the more likely they are to eat it (and enjoy it!). When choosing nutritious foods, the more colorful it is, the better. Colorful makes food look more appealing. Separate different berries and nuts into paper cupcake and mini-cupcake liners. You can purchase colorful silicone cupcake liners just for this purpose. They’re cheap and easy to reuse. Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for less than $6!
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You don’t have to serve a PB&J day after day, not when there are so many fun ways to make a “sandwich.” Turn your child’s sandwich into a wrap by using a whole-grain tortilla instead of bread. Instead of a sandwich, serve things like banana muffins, blueberry muffins, or crackers with meat & cheese. Kids like crackers because they can build their own sandwich as they eat. This is one of the only opportunities they’ll get to play with their food, so let them enjoy it!

Cut fruits and veggies into bite-size chunks. Pack string cheese or cheese cut into cubes. Try pretzels with a small container of peanut butter to dip into.

You can also pack your child a delicious and nutritious yogurt parfait. Include a container of yogurt, with small bags of berries and granola your child can add to it when it’s time to eat.

For more kids’ lunch ideas for school, see our post on school lunch hacks.

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