January 25, 2023 2 min read

Here are 10 ideas for packing healthy lunches for your kids in 2023:

  1. Make a sandwich with whole grain bread, turkey or chicken breast, avocado, and lettuce. Add a side of carrot sticks or cherry tomatoes for crunch.

  2. Pack a bento box with a serving of whole grain pasta, grilled chicken or tofu, steamed broccoli, and a piece of fruit.

  3. Try a wrap made with a whole grain tortilla, hummus, diced cucumbers, and sprouts. Include a side of pretzels and a small container of yogurt.

  4. Make a salad with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, diced cucumbers, and grilled chicken or tofu. Include a small container of dressing and a serving of whole grain crackers on the side.

  5. Pack a quesadilla made with a whole grain tortilla, shredded cheese, and black beans. Add a side of sliced apples and a small container of salsa.

  6. Prepare a rice bowl with brown rice, grilled chicken or tofu, steamed vegetables, and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.

  7. Make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole grain bread, and add a side of baby carrots and a serving of grapes.

  8. Pack a lunch box with a serving of whole grain crackers, sliced cheese, cherry tomatoes, and a hard-boiled egg.

  9. Try a bean and cheese burrito made with a whole grain tortilla, black beans, shredded cheese, and a sprinkle of diced onions. Add a side of sliced bell peppers and a small container of salsa.

  10. Make a turkey and cheese roll-up with a whole grain tortilla, turkey slices, and shredded cheese. Include a side of cherry tomatoes and a small container of hummus.

Remember to also pack a water bottle and encourage your child to drink plenty of water throughout the day. And when possible, include a serving of protein, whole grains, and vegetables in every lunch to ensure your child is getting a well-balanced meal.

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