Are you looking for inspiration on how to get your kids' lunches packed quickly and easily? Today I'm sharing five healthy school lunch ideas for kids in kindergarten and early elementary school. Check out the video to see it all in action - or scroll down for details on each lunch.
Our oldest always wanted to play instead of eat.
Our middle child sometimes had trouble finding everything in her lunch with all the different containers.
And our youngest, this has been a long journey, but he's been in food therapy for a number of years.
Our youngest used to eat only five to six foods and that was it, and so it's been a long struggle getting him on track. But one of the easiest ways to get him on track was to give him foods that he liked in his lunch, but then also add one or two things that he was kind of okay with, and eventually, he'd be hungry and his friends were around and he would try things. We made a lot of progress and he is now eating. He's just a picky eater. No longer an extremely picky eater with "food aversion."
With our favorite lunchbox, the Planetbox Rover, we're working with five compartments. It's so easy to just fill the compartments with the food groups that work for your family. We like to use fruit, veggie, protein, healthy fat, and something fun. It's so easy to think about it this way.
Lunch 1: Deconstructed Yogurt Parfait
Strawberry Greek yogurt
Granola. This is the kids' favorite.
Broccoli with ranch dip
Lunch 2: Cracker Stackers
Crackers of choice alternating with
Lunch 3: Fruit Bowl with Sides of Meat/Cheese
Fruit Bowl - Large Portion
Dried Seaweed Pack
Deli Meat & Cheese (cut with mini-cutters into shapes on skewers)
Dove Chocolate Square
Lunch 4: Leftovers or Breakfast for Lunch
Leftovers are always an awesome option for packing in your kids' lunches. There's usually just a little bit left, which fit perfectly in the compartments.
Vegetables with Ranch Dip
Fruit with Yogurt Dip
Lunch 5: Mini Roll Sandwich
Turkey and Cheese Slice
Hawaiian or Small Dinner Roll
Honeycrisp Apple Slices
Which lunch is your favorite?
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