Our kids are going back to school! This is an exciting time for them, but also emotional for us moms. I find it is so special to send them nutritious and thoughtful meals in their lunch boxes. This reminds them of your love for them as well as keeps their bodies full of goodness for their immunity and focus!
Don’t get stuck in the PB&J rut! Your kids deserve better, and you’ll feel so great knowing they are getting a variety of nutrients!
We came up with 5 ideas for you as you embark on this challenge. Please let this be an inspiration to you for many more themed meals! Whether they are in pre-K or upper elementary school, with just a little preparation and some thoughtful additions, you can bring a huge smile to your child’s face!!
Day 1: “Meatless Monday” lunchbox/Dip-it lunchbox
Veggies cut for dipping with hummus dip
Fruits with organic yogurt as a dip
Whole wheat crackers
Apple with core cut out and celery wtih almond butter inside
Day 2: I love you! lunchbox
Heart Shaped Sandwich (fill with turkey, cheese, and avocado spread or almond butter and sliced bananas)
Strawberries cut in half to look like hearts, yogurt dip
Gluten Free Black Bean Brownie in heart shape
Day 3: Rock-n-Roll lunchbox
Turkey rolls with cheese stick inside and cute toothpick
Grapes & Strawberries
Ants on a log (harmonica)
Protein Bar in a guitar shape
Day 4: You’re a Star! lunchbox
Small star-shaped whole wheat sandwiches (filled with almond butter & honey)
Star shaped fruit salad (use a variety of star sizes!)
Star shaped cheese
Day 5: “Sushi”-Style lunchbox
Small whole wheat wraps with turkey, cucumber & carrot
Pear cored with a cheese stick inside
Let your imagination run wild! Comment below with what you’ve done, I’d love to get your ideas as well. We are always seeking new ways to introduce our kids to healthy eating habits!