Here are some ideas to help you pack a healthy, satisfying lunch your children will eat. Use easy to open packaging and keep warm foods warm and cold foods cold by packing them separately.
Sandwiches are a lunchtime favorite because they are so easy to take anywhere. Make sure to keep cold sandwiches cold and warm sandwiches warm. Serve with a small salad, fruit or a vegetable and some water.
Pasta and Pizza
Leftover pasta or pizza is a treat for lunch the next day. If you know your child likes to eat these flavorful meals for dinner, you know they will like them for lunch too. Serve with a small salad, fruit or a vegetable and some water.
Soup, Chili and Stew
A warm thermos of soup on a cold day will make your kids feel warm and full. Make sure to only fill the container 3/4 full and don't make it too tight. Serve with a small salad, fruit or a vegetable and some water.
These salads include protein and are a full meal. Just serve them with fruit, crackers and water to round out the meal.
Leftover dinners make great lunches. Here are some ideas to get you started. Remember that anything your child likes for dinner will make a nice lunch the next day. Serve with a small salad, fruit or a vegetable and some water.
Small Side Salads
Here are some nice, light and healthy small salads to serve with any of the above sandwiches, soups, pastas, pizzas, or leftovers to balance the meal.