Healthy, Delicious, and Fresh Packed Lunch Ideas

packed lunchNow that the kids in back and school, the routines can begin again. In my house we prepare for school the night before by making sure the homework is checked, clothes are picked out, and lunch is packed. Often times, I find that we get stuck in food ruts and pack the usual sandwich and carrot sticks. To battle the food rut I look to the internet to search for new and healthy ideas, and I get overloaded with options. Here are a few new favorite foods that are loved in our house so far: Whole-wheat “Pita Pizza” (toasted in the toaster oven and then served cold)Pita pizzaOrganic Ham and Cheese Rolls Whole-wheat waffle sandwich stuffed with fresh fruit or jelly Dessert WafflesPlain yogurt with a variety of delicious add ins
  • Granola
  • Peanut or Almond Butter
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Vanilla Extract and Coconut Flakes
  • Honey
  • Vanilla Extract and Mini Chocolate Chips
food healthy meal grain Popcorn Frozen Smoothie Apple with Peanut Butter Popcorn Frozen Smoothie Apple with Peanut ButterWhole-wheat carrot applesauce muffins Carrot Cake MuffinsGrilled Cheese with Pesto on Whole-wheat (served cold) Whole-wheat Cinnamon Raisin Bagel with Organic Cream Cheese BLT on Whole-wheat Cinnamon Raisin Bagel with Organic Cream Cheese BLT on Whole-wheatAn other great choice that allows your child to have fun is packing lunches themselves. Here are two really terrific and yummy packed lunches from the Blog 100 Days of Real Food: Build a Taco Lunch
  • Corn Tortilla
  • Shredded Pork Taco Meat with Bell Peppers
  • Cheese
  • Lettuce
  • and other desired sides100 Days of Real FoodConstruct a Pizza
  • Whole-wheat Pita
  • Organic Tomato Sauce
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Additional Desired Toppings such as Vegetables and Pepperoni, etc.
100 Days of Real FoodDon't get stuck in a rut because there are a lot of great sources that help you to expand the food options you can pack in the lunches. Whatever you choose to pack, make sure it is delicious and nutritious!

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