10 healthy lunchbox ideas and tips are priceless to have! Because, packing a healthy lunch that you children will actually eat can be challenging at times. Coming up with fresh ideas can be daunting and with so many ideas out there I thought a roundup of tips and tricks would be ideal for the Hot Moms Club crowd. Keeping it simple and keeping it sweet.
Change up the Bread Try tortillas, bagels, English muffins or even pita bread or fresh baked rolls. Think outside the box here and I’m sure the kids will appreciate the small change.
Make Your Own Snack Mix Colorful crackers such as Goldfish, cereal, dried fruits and pretzels are a good start to making your own sort of trail mix. Add in some M&M’s, chocolate or yogurt covered raisins, regular raisins and even mini marshmallows. You can get really creative here!
Try Different Sandwich Fillings Consider diced meats and corn, ham and avocado, grated carrots and shredded cheese or jam and cream cheese.
Quesadillas! Tomato sauce or pizza sauce, cheese, ham, bacon, onions and peppers… again tons of combinations to choose from. Throw these in between two tortillas and nuke for 30 seconds and cut into triangles.
Don’t Forget Your Veggies Getting their daily serving of veggies can be tough so don’t forget them in this important meal time. Carrot sticks and celery sticks are very kid friendly. How about cucumber, baby corn and cherry tomatoes? Don’t forget to pack a small container of dip, too.
Frozen Fruit Cut up different pieces of fruit and package in a plastic container. Use vanilla yogurt as a dipping sauce.
Fruit and Cheese Bites Cheese bites and grapes make for a nice snack. Pineapple and apple slices also pair nicely with cheese.
Mini Muffins Check out Pinterest for tons of ideas here. Kids love things that come in small packages.
Sandwich Shapes Use cookie cutters to make fun shapes out of their everyday PB&J or turkey sandwich.
Pack a Note A little something as simple as “I Love You” or “Have a Great Day” or something not embarrassing could be that extra something your child would enjoy. Think of fun things like funny cartoons from the Sunday paper or quotes from their fav movie.
Go Beyond the Sandwich If bread is boring them consider other things like crackers, cheese and lunch meat. Think a D.I.Y Lunchable. Bento Box lunches are all the craze lately. Check out these healthy choices.