Packing tasty, healthy options will help your child make the best decision when it comes to nutrition – and it doesn’t have to be difficult.
Spice up sandwiches with sliced carrots or dark, leafy greens, and use cookie cutters to create interesting shapes. Make lunches bright and appealing and add small foods like baby carrots and grape tomatoes instead of full size.
Or think beyond the sandwich and mix it up with a power bowl. Start with a half cup of whole wheat pasta, rice or cooked quinoa. Add protein from any type of meat, beans or eggs. Mix in roasted vegetables; broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, onions, squash and asparagus all roast well and add flavor and color to lunch. Top with chopped nuts or pumpkin seeds for crunch and a dose of healthy fat.
Want more ideas? See more tips for healthy school lunches here.