Prepping and putting together for lunches for my kidlets can be quite the chore. It seems that there is never a battle over them actually packing their own lunch; our big issue comes down to the quality of the food they’re trying to sneak in. Because I’m trying to teach my children to be independent and to make better lunch choices at the same time, I’ve created a menu of healthy lunch ideas that will help (hopefully) eliminate all of the drama and simplify the process all at the same time.
Here’s the thing about the menu, though: not every item on this list will always be available for each and every lunch. It just won’t work out like that. I tried to include some of the most popular lunch options that I could think of, but items like berries just aren’t in season year round.
I’m going to have the menu laminated and I’ll hang it up on our refrigerator. Each week I’ll check the boxes next to the available food options so my children will be able to easily see what they have to choose from. One big bonus to this: by choosing what they want in their lunches, my kids are more likely to actually eat what goes to school with them.
Download Here: Healthy Lunches Made Simple – Lunch Menu
My goal this year is to try to get as many healthy foods in my kids as possible and to make the transition from some of the old stand-bys to more organic options. Take the string cheese, for example. While the usual crackers and fruit snacks they ate wasn’t bad, per se, the Horizon Organic line of snack foods are just an all-around better choice for their growing, active bodies. Horizon snacks do more than just feed kids, they help parents to nurture their kids to be their best selves.
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