Stumped on what to pack your child for lunch this week? School-provided lunches can be unhealthy and loaded with calories. Check out these easy, kid friendly lunch ideas to keep your child satisfied and eating healthy during the school week:

Chicken/Beef/Sausage Kebabs

Kebabs are great for children; just make sure to cut off the sharpened end of the skewer! Serve with rice, sliced cucumbers, sliced fruit, and yogurt-covered pretzels for dessert.

Chicken/Ham and Cheese Quesadilla

Quesadillas are tasty whether they’re served hot or cold, making them great for lunch boxes. Pack along with sliced avocado, pineapple, and tortilla chips for a healthy and tasty lunch!

Spring Rolls

Rice paper wraps, or even lettuce leaves, are great for making wraps. Pack along with thinly-sliced red peppers, carrots, cabbage, avocado, sprouts, or your child’s other favorites for them to assemble. Add in some cubed meat and cheese, blueberries, and a few squares of chocolate for dessert!

Meat Roll-Ups

Roll sliced turkey, ham, or roast beef with your child’s favorite cheese to create an easy and healthy lunch. Bag some pretzels, celery with peanut butter, and add cinnamon-sprinkled apple slices to the meal for a sweet treat.

Hummus and Pita Plate

Pita bread, carrots, broccoli, celery, and tomatoes are all great for dipping in hummus. Pack a container with hummus and send your child’s favorite veggies along for a healthy and filling lunch. For a side dish, add some grapes and crackers.

Breakfast for lunch

Who said breakfast is only for the morning? Pack a hardboiled egg, some strawberries or a tangerine, yogurt, sausage, and a few miniature pancakes for a breakfast-for-lunch on the go.

Peanut Butter Burrito

Spread peanut butter on a whole-wheat wrap, add banana slices, and drizzle on a little honey for a sweet lunch treat. Add some granola for a fun crunch and include some grapes or celery.

Chicken Salad

Make a chicken salad sandwich on whole wheat bread. Include some sliced apples, celery with light ranch dip, and crackers.

Eating healthy can help provide your little ones with the energy they need to do well in school. Next time you’re stumped for lunch ideas, send along one of these tasty lunches.


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