Fresh and Healthy School Lunches are “IN”

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!

healthy lunchboxes by filled with a fresh sandwich, veggies, fruit, some bunnies.

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, 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.

building a lunchbox on the counter is easy with fresh ingredients

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.

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About MOMables - Laura

Mom to 3 awesome people and MOMables CEO. I work hard in my kitchen so you don't have to. I'm obsessed with tacos and coffee -not always in that order.