Packing lunches is back on the to do list of many people! Here are some tips and products to help keep school lunches interesting!
Opt for Fun Lunch Boxes
Lunch boxes like Yumbox (pictured here) are perfect, especially for little guys and girls. These would be best for ages K - 5 as far as portioning and the amount of food you can fit into the box.
One of the best parts of this design is there is just one easy to use flap that they need to open to get into their meal! And the Yumbox is truly is leak proof; we have been using this style lunch box for two years without any leaking issue.
Check out the Yumbox site for different styles, colors, and designs, visit: https://www.yumboxlunch.com/
Wrap it Up!
Wraps for lunch are a great way to use up leftovers and have a lot of variation in a lunch. For example, grill extra chicken the night before, then cube that up for lunch the next day.
Opt for whole grain wraps and also load the wrap up with plenty of veggies for filling!
To make lunch preparation easier in the morning, start the week with a container of chopped wrap fillings like cucumbers, carrots, peppers, onion, and spinach. This will help lunch come together quickly in the morning.
Pack a Parfait
A fruit and yogurt parfait can make a filling lunch or addition to a lunch! Fill reusable containers with layers of Greek or Icelandic yogurt (e.g. Chobani, Siggis), fruit, and granola (e.g. KIND Snacks Healthy Grain Clusters). Even consider a drizzle of Barlean's Omega Swirl Oil for a boost of healthy fats.
Try parfait combinations like:
Vanilla yogurt + blueberries + oats & honey granola
Vanilla yogurt + banana + peanut butter granola
Mango yogurt + diced mango + maple granola
Fueling the Athlete
Creating a winning combination for lunch to fill and fuel up an athlete can be a challenge! Check out the Fuel2Win for On the Go lunch ideas! Click here to download the handout.
Also check out delicious recipe ideas like PB Chip Energy Bites which could be a great addition to a lunch!