how to: homemade school lunch …

August 29, 2013

With many kids going back to school, there are a lot of mom’s out there wondering what to pack for their kids to take for lunch.  I’ve been very surprised how easy it has been to throw together some school lunches for my first grader quick and easy.
With a little imagination, you can pack a good variety of healthy lunches for your children, and they only take minutes to make.
Bento box meals are becoming more and more popular, and they are so easy to pack up!  I love the bento boxes from pottery barn kids, I have also heard good things about laptop lunches.  Just add a few ice packs, and you are good to go!
Here are a few quick and easy ideas on what to pack your kids for lunch:
1) Make your own “lunchable”- Cheese, crackers, pepperoni (I love applegate naturals, un-cured, no nitrates), cut veggies, fruit, fruit leather.
2) Baked breaded chicken, snap peas, strawberries, healthy no sugar baked oatmeal cookie, almond clusters.
3) Chicken sausages, grapes, hard boiled egg, steamed broccoli, animal crackers.
4) Leftover soup in a thermos, blue corn chips, fruit leather, applesauce.
My favorite part about the bento box is that all you have to do is fill up the boxes with cut up fruit, vegetables, a little sandwich, and even a little treat!

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