School is here and so is the headache of packing school lunches – here are a few ideas to add a little healthy variety to the lunchtime routine for your returning student.
Keep it Cool Use a frozen water bottle (only fill 3/4 before freezing), which doubles up to keep lunches cool and then an extra drink by lunchtime! Consider adding one of those drink “Singles to go” for a little variety. Some of the drink add in have fiber and extra protein.
It is a Wrap Instead of sandwiches, try using a variety of wraps, such as flat breads like Lavash bread, or tortillas or pita pockets, and fill with low moisture salads.
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Who needs bread?Use meat and cheese to make roll ups and a little spread to make them stick. Create specialty spread with mayo combined mustard or BBQ sauce. Or use diced vegetables with cream cheese.
Muffins – they aren’t just for breakfast. Muffins with nuts, fruit and extra fiber are great for lunch too! Consider adding zucchini, carrot or apple pieces to muffins for a healthy snack for the lunch bag.
Lunchables are cool – but can be a but pricey.
Make your own , cut cheese and meat and add crackers. Or toast an English muffin, cut with a cookie cutter and add sauce and topping for a make it your own pizza.
Be Creative – Cut Cheese and fruit into cubes or shapes, make it fun.
Don't forget add a little note to make their lunchtime even better...