10 Healthy Packed Lunch Ideas For Back To School – It’s back to school time again! Send the kids in your life back to school with fun tastes of summer to ease them into the school year. Here are ten healthy packed lunch ideas for your child as he/she starts a new school year:
PB&J Apple Roll-ups
This take on your average PB&J is much healthier than the old fashioned way – and way more fun to eat! To make, fill a whole wheat tortilla with peanut butter, jelly and a sliced apple, and roll up into a little wrap.
Banana Oatmeal “Cookies”
Your child will be stoked when he/she opens his/her lunch box to find cookies. You’ll be even more stoked knowing what’s in them (banana, oatmeal, vanilla, applesauce and cinnamon).
Tuna Salad Rolls
Make your tuna salad at home and send your child to school with a small container of it and a roll of your choice. Voila – a tuna salad roll that beats any school lunch.
Apples & Peanut Butter
This quick and easy snack is the perfect side to any home-packed lunch.
Cinnamon Apple Chips
Slice some apples, sprinkle them with cinnamon and let them cook a bit in the oven. These homemade apple chips will be frequently requested soon after that.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Sushi Rolls
Roll and cut your child’s peanut butter and jelly sandwich to make it look like sushi. It’s a fun take on a PB&J that will keep them entertained.
Thermos Noodle Soup
Everyone loves a good homemade chicken noodle soup, but it’s not typically something that gets packed in a lunch. Heat it up in the morning and put it in a thermos to keep it nice and warm for lunchtime.
Lunch Box Fondue
Pack your child’s lunch box with a bunch of fruits, veggies and bread and treat them to some cheesy fun-due.
Create your own pizza with hummus and veggies on naan – your child will love the resemblance to pizza and you’ll be even more happy about their healthy meal.
Cut out the mayo and dense bread of a normal club sandwich and make your own, wrap style.