With school back in session many parents are beginning the school lunch battle. School lunches seem like they should be easy to tackle, slap some lunchmeat on two pieces of bread, throw in a bag of chips, a treat of some kind, along with a juice box and you have a school lunch, right? Not if you are looking to send your kids to school with healthy school lunches. The problem is trying to figure out how to pack healthy school lunches that the kids will actually eat. Luckily, there are many moms who have already fought that battle and more than willingly share their school lunch ideas on the Internet. Here are three great places that you can find healthy and kid friendly school lunch ideas.
100 Days of Real Food – School Lunch Roundup IV
In her School Lunch Roundup IV post Lisa, the author behind the blog 100 Days of Real Food, shares all kinds of great information on packing healthy school lunches. Lisa’s family’s diet consists of entirely real food, so her lunch ideas are perfect if you are switching to a real food diet. Lisa not only includes lunch ideas but she also includes ideas for packing school lunches and her favorite supplies for packing school lunches. Among her lunch ideas you will find apple and peanut butter sandwiches, Curry Chicken Salad, and refried beans. To find Lisa’s school lunch ideas you can visit 100 Days of Real Food.
Crazy Adventures in Parenting – Operation Awesome School Lunch Ideas for Kids
Lisa, the mom behind the blog Crazy Adventures in Parenting, shares a great blog post containing some wonderful school lunch ideas in her blog post Operation Awesome School Lunch Ideas for Kids. Lisa’s school lunch ideas do contain some pre-packaged items like Nature Valley granola bars, Ritz crackers with peanut butter, and animal crackers but the majority of the food ideas are not pre-packaged. Among Lisa’s school lunch ideas are Barbecue Chicken, Turkey soft taco kit, Beef Ravioli with Meatballs, and chicken nuggets. You can find Lisa’s Operation Awesome School Lunch Ideas for Kids blog post by visiting her blog Crazy Adventures in Parenting.
Keeley McGuire – Lunch Made Easy – 20 Non-Sandwich School Lunch Ideas for Kids
Keeley McGuire offers twenty different lunch ideas for kids that are not sandwiches, while also being allergy friendly and gluten-free friendly. Among Keeley’s school lunch ideas are Salmon Salad with crackers, tacos, Cauliflower Crust Mini Pizzas, gluten free homemade chicken nuggets, and Gluten Free Italian Mini Quiches. You can find Keeley’s 20 Non-Sandwich School Lunch Ideas for Kids by visiting her blog Keeley McGuire.