15 Healthy Lunch Box Ideas for Back to School
Back to school season means it is time to pack lunches. If you think processed foods and ones high in sugar and fat are the easiest way to go, think again. The great news is there are tons of healthy lunch Box ideas for back to school, you just need to know a few tips and tricks. Take a look below at 15 healthy lunch box ideas for back to school so you can give your child the fuel he or she needs to get through the day!
1. Lettuce wraps.
Lettuce can be filled with anything from chicken salad to egg salad, tuna salad or even fresh meat. Wrap it all up in a fresh lettuce leaf for a healthy, crunchy treat.
2. Sweet Chicken Salad.
Take basic chicken salad and add a sweet twist such as dried cranberries or fresh berries or apple chunks. It is a great way to boost that salad and make it kid friendly.
3. Walking tacos.
Use ground turkey as well as some low fat cheese and shredded lettuce to make simple walking tacos that are still tasty and healthy.
4. Fruity Fruit Salad.
Create large fruit salad using grapes, melon, apple, banana, kiwi and other favorite fruits. You can add some fresh fruit juice over the fruit salad to sweeten it up.
5. Mini Cheese Flight.
Cut various kinds of cheeses and pair them with some whole grain crackers and fresh fruit for the perfect mini cheese flight.
6. Peanut butter wraps.
Take whole grain tortillas and fill them with low fat peanut butter and fruit for a tasty peanut butter wrap.
7. Banana Boats.
Send your child a banana along with toppings such as chopped nuts and fresh coconut. It is an easy way to make a tasty banana boat lunch.
8. Simple trail mix.
Create a power packed trail mix when you mix nuts, raisins, dried fruit, and chocolate chips. It makes for the perfect, energy packed side dish.
Soup is always a hearty and tasty lunch option. Choose your child’s favorite and pair it with a sandwich half or a side of fresh fruit.
10. Hard Boiled “Dino” Eggs.
Take hard boiled eggs and use a food marker to draw dots on them. They will look like speckled dino eggs and offer a nutrient rich lunch for your child
11. Leftovers salad.
Make a salad out of dinner leftovers. Toss cold chicken or steak on some lettuce and add some shredded cheese and veggies to round it out.
12. Loaded potato.
Take a cooked potato and top with shredded cheese and sour cream. You can al so add chopped bacon or herbs if you wish.
Send your child a container of hummus and include items to dip such as veggies, cheese, and ham strips.
14. Cold noodles.
Try serving cold noodles along with fresh peas and other veggies. Cold noodles can be topped with Italian dressing as well!
15. Sandwich dippers.
Make sandwich strips from bread and roast beef and serve with a side of soup such as beef and barley or beef broth.
See how fun and healthy back to school lunches can be? Give these 15 healthy back to school lunches ideas a try and fuel your kids for the back to school season.
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