The summer season is coming to a close quickly and it is almost time to start getting ready for going back to school. This time of the year can be a busy and sometime overwhelming time if you have children starting school for the first time. Getting back into the swing of the school schedule can be tough for the first couple of days, but we are here to make your hectic mornings a little bit easier, by helping you come up with quick and easy school lunch ideas.
Making school lunches for your kids everyday can take a lot of time and thought. Whether you have picky eaters, or just want to make sure that your kids are getting a healthy, well-balanced meal, it can become difficult to think of fresh, new ideas every day. Here are some of our favorite, healthy, and fun school lunch ideas.
The key to a great school lunch is providing variety so that your kids don’t get bored eating the same thing every day, and you know that they’re getting a well-balanced and nutritious meal. Another tip that will help keep you organized on those busy mornings is utilizing bento-box style lunch trays. These trays allow you to manage portions and pack a variety of foods, as well as give you the option to pack them ahead of time.
Kids love simple and fun foods, so these peanut butter and banana roll-ups are the perfect way to make sure that they eat every bite of their lunch. Pair the roll-ups with some fresh fruit, vegetables, and even crackers or popcorn for a well-balanced meal.
This school lunch brings some creativity with a delicious rice entree with corn and black beans. Add some fruit, vegetables, and cheese cubes for a delicious meal that the kids will love, too.
It’s no secret that kids love pizza, so why not treat them to one of their favorites. Make sure that you’re pairing the pizza with some nutritious sides such as celery and carrot sticks and berries.
What are your kids favorite lunches to bring to school? If you have a picky eater, what are some school lunch ideas that have worked for you? Share your ideas with us in the comments below!
Happy back-to-school season!