Love it or hate it, it’s almost time to start thinking about packing school lunches again. Unfortunately, most American school lunches don't provide the healthiest options. So, in the quest to keep our children healthy, most of us strive to pack healthy and nutritious meals.
It is no secret that a balanced midday meal helps children concentrate better during class and keeps their energy level stable throughout the day. But the hurdle is finding a variety of healthy, balanced lunches that your child likes and will actually eat! I suggest sitting down with your children and coming up with a menu of ideas that you can rotate through during the school year. Here are some ideas and tips to help get you started!
Bagged Lunch Cheat Sheet
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The healthy eating habits we learned during childhood can carry into adulthood, so it’s important to introduce your kids to all the healthy options available to them, starting with their packed lunches. By simply swapping out the junk for more nutritious whole food options, you can help your kiddos stay focused, energized, and nourished!