Making a healthy lunch that’s exciting for kids to eat every day can be a challenge. I often get emails from parents letting me know that their kids think veggies are not that fun to eat, that they are tired of making the same foods all the time, and they need a little inspiration!
This back to school, I’ve teamed up with Annie’s, Applegate, Rudi’s Organic Bakery & Honest Kids bring parents new lunch packing inspiration and simple solutions for building better lunch boxes.
Now in its third year, RockTheLunchBox.com offers simple tools for sharing & grabbing lunch ideas, digital coupons for your favorite products, printable lunchbox notes to stay connected to little ones throughout the day, and fun activities to get your kids excited about real food.
Rock the Lunch Box’s mission is to inspire parents and kids to make better food choices through food education and fun. Isn’t that what we all try to teach our kids as well? What I love is that they also support FoodCorps, a nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders who connect kids to real food and help them grow up healthy.
As you can see, the ingredients in this lunch are all fresh. Granted, that might be a lot of food for a little one, but this definitely is a lunch our teenager will devour! All I do is adjust portions accordingly.
Packing wholesome lunches is an easy task when you have lots of ideas for inspiration and fun tools to make kids happy every time they open the lunchbox. RockTheLunchBox has really cute (free) printable notes you can insert inside the lunch bag and let your little ones know that they are special.
Back to packing the food inside the lunchbox. I typically pack everything the night before, when the kitchen is a mess. I clear an area on my counter and bring out all my ingredients. Once everything is on the counter, I make an assembly line of ingredients and lunchboxes. I make the sandwiches, add fruit, veggies, a treat(my 3 year old loves Annie’s bunnies) and a drink.
This week, my daughter has swimming in the afternoons, so even though she won’t finish all her fruit or bunnies at lunch, she can save leftovers for later. Another lunchbox tip is to take the Honest Kids pouch and freeze it. I stick it in the lunchbox as an ice pack and then she enjoys it for after practice.
For more lunch tips, inspiration, coupons and ideas, head over to RockTheLunchbox.com
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Need an easy and healthy school lunch idea? Check out this DIY pizza lunch!
My kids love interactive lunches. You know, the kind they can put ingredients together and build their delicious masterpiece while talking to their friends.
I first launched MOMables to help parents make healthier versions of some of their favorite school lunches and meals, and everyone asked me for a “healthy pizza.”
In our weekly meal plans, we include tons of variety that help thousands switch up the classic pb&j sandwich, ham and cheese and even steer away from store bought boxed lunches.
What I love about this pizza lunch is that it engages kids to play with their veggies, to use them as pizza crusts and toppings, and to have fun with their foods! The lunchbox is an EasyLunchboxes container.
The toppings are unlimited and the pizza combinations are endless. The bonus is that making this lunch is really easy.
I also just found this “pizza” hummus by Sabra at the grocery store and it really does taste like pizza. Don’t worry, they don’t have meat or tomato sauce in it; it’s the seasonings and fine pieces of red pepper that give it it’s pizza-like flavor.
If you think this lunch idea is fun, wait until you see the ones in our sample meal plans.
From time to time, I work with awesome companies to develop recipes for this website. Today’s post was brought to you by Sabra Dipping Co. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that encourage my creativity.
Are you looking for more grain-free school lunch ideas your kids will love? I’ve got you covered in this post.
Believe it or not, everything you see in this photo is grain-free! Many of these ideas come from our MOMables Grain-Free Meal Plan. Wait, what? A meal plan for busy families that is kid-friendly and grain-free? Yes, you read it right.
As someone who packs five lunches, two breakfasts, and three snacks per day in a “to-go” container, I’ve gotten really good at the “how-to.” What can be difficult is to pack a regular lunch, two grain-free, one gluten-free, one dairy-free—you get the idea. This year, I am exclusively using the grain-free meal plan for my whole family. It’s the easiest solution, and with some of the awesome recipes, no one misses sandwiches either!
Speaking of sandwiches, the one below is a grilled sandwich! Yes! Made with our easy Grain-Free Blender Bread!
Grain-Free Sandwich – This bread is completely grain-free and Paleo–friendly.
Blackberry Green Smoothie and Grilled Chicken. Learn how to pack smoothies for lunch!
Fiesta Chicken Salad Wraps, Wrapped in Seaweed
Zesty Mini Quiches
Copycat Chick Fil A Nuggets
Hummus Stuffed Avocados (video)
Cookie Monster Green Smoothie. Need to know how to pack a smoothie for lunch? We’ve got a post for that!
Healthy Fast Food! An assorted lunch with healthy real foods!
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