For many of us, back-to-school means back to lunch-packing. We know it can be a daunting challenge finding nutritious meals and foods your kids will actually eat, but we promise- it’s possible! This year try some new ideas to fuel your kiddos up. Here are a few of our favorites:
1. Make Time for Each Other
It’s a lunch they can assemble on their own- what could be more fun? This lunch packs up quickly and easily. Here’s what you need:
Don’t forget to toss in some fruits and vegetables. Easy to eat choices such as grapes, blueberries, and apple slices pair well with this lunch.
2. Veggie Pasta
Think outside of the sandwich this year! This pasta can be served warm or cold and makes for a nice alternative to the typical peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Mix Greek yogurt, garlic powder, onion powder, dill, and salt in a small bowl. Add beans and bell peppers, and chicken if desired.
Toss pasta with Greek yogurt mixture. Top with shredded cheese.
3. Tuna Salad Sandwich
It’s an oldie but a goodie!
Combine all ingredients until well-mixed. Spread on whole-wheat bread, or a lettuce wrap.
For an extra touch of fun, cut the sandwich out in a shape- we think a fish shape would be perfect!
This meal pairs well with celery and baby carrots. Toss in some hummus for dipping- what’s not to love?