Are you a mom like me that hates to think about preparing lunches? Then you add the component of a healthy lunch. I have never been an organized typed personality. I was the student with the messy binder, notes everywhere, and a mediocre room. So, you can imagine how my children’s lunches were prepared. However, I am very health conscious and want to make sure their lunches are fun and nutritious.
Fun Fact: It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12 oz jar of peanut butter
Children love peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, but the crust is out of style. I love homemade
- Whole wheat bread w/o high fructose corn sugar or artificial ingredients (Sara lee)
- Organic Peanut butter (Justin’s)
- Organic Jelly (Smucker’s Natural preserves)
- Small sandwich Ziplock bags
- The Pampered Chef Cut N Seal
I like to make enough sandwiches for the week and extra for a snack on my off day. Then I will freeze them. My kids will put them in their lunch box frozen, making it easier for them to pack their lunch in the morning. The homemade
Veggies & Dip
- Fruits and veggies have tons of fiber
I like to cut up carrots, celery, bell peppers, and cucumbers. I usually put them in a
My kids love fruit, so I don’t necessarily need to make eating fruit fun. However, if your child doesn’t like fruit, I would suggest making them into fun shapes. I use bright, sweet fruit like watermelon or apples. I even like to cut fresh pineapples into a star shape. You can whip up some peanut butter and use it as a
Whipped Peanut Butter
1 jar of Peanut Butter
2 tbs Organic Olive Oil (what is the best olive oil to use?)
Add agave nectar or sugar substitute
Whip on high with electric blender
I am very conscious of the beverages my children drink. I am looking for no high unnatural sugar, free of fructose corn sugar, free of artificial flavors, and dyes, etc. We usually drink water and I can pack a water bottle or safe plastic bottle water. I will give flavor water in the lunches and almond milk as well.
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what is a good lunch for school?
Make sure the lunch is nutritious and balance. A protein (almonds, nuts), dairy (cheese cubes, almond milk), vegetables (carrots), Fruit (apple), pretzels…