As of today, I have packed over 350 lunches so far this school year. Holy cow! And there are still how many to go? While my kids eat the same general foods week after week, I do try make things interesting. Here are my kids’ favorite healthy school lunches from this week:
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Regular bread can get boring, so I used whole wheat tortillas to make a wrap with turkey, provolone, lettuce and a little Caesar dressing. Some roasted red pepper hummus is a healthy dip for wheat crackers. Fresh fruits and veggies round out the meal, all packed in an Easy Lunchbox.
Take a break from lunchmeat with lots of finger foods! My girls like grape tomatoes, cucumber slices, wheat crackers with hummus, and a cheese stick. A hard-boiled egg adds more protein, and a Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin adds some sweetness with fiber.
This is a typical end-of-the-week lunch, a Taco Salad made from leftover salad and beans from other meals during the week. I added some crushed tortilla chips for crunch, a little shredded cheese and a side of ranch dressing. Along with an apple and a fiber-filled Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookie, it’s a great lunch!
I pack healthy school lunches every day in Easy Lunchboxes, and those little containers are their newest product, the Mini Dippers. They fit perfectly inside the container and have their own lids–great for dips, dressings, and salsa.
What are your kids’ favorite healthy school lunches?