Take the Stress Out of Packing School Lunches
Kids are back in school, and whether they are participating in-person or online, a healthy, balanced lunch is always important! Here are some tips for packing healthy lunches, with less stress:
- Pack balanced lunches at night and store in a certain spot in the refrigerator so you can grab and go in the morning
- Start a “snack station.” Clear a pantry shelf and store with healthy snacks like granola bars, dried fruit, cereal, and crackers with peanut butter
- Prep meals and chop veggies on the days when you are least busy. Having the foods all ready to go will make cooking a lot quicker. BONUS: Kids are more likely to choose fruits and veggies if they are already cut up and ready to eat!
- Shop for breakfast essentials like eggs, fruit, yogurt, low-fat milk, cereal, whole-grain breads and granola bars to have on busy mornings
Information from FoodAndNutrition.org.
Need a new, fun way to add more veggies to your child’s lunch? Give these salad skewers a try, and let them eat salad with their hands. Plus, everyone knows that food on a stick is much more fun!