School is back in session! For parents, that means the added duty of packing a nutritious lunch to sustain your kid’s mental power and energy throughout the day.
Ideally, there should be a source of protein, fat, and either a fruit or vegetable (bonus points if you get both in). A little treat is okay too, as long as the added sugar content is minimal to none.
Check out the meal blueprints below for lunchbox inspiration.
Protein: Hummus & chicken wrap (on whole grain or gluten free wrap)
Fats: Chia pudding pack (Mamma Chia)
Treat: Boom Chicka Pop single popcorn bags
Bonus after school snack: Apple & almond butter
Protein: Turkey & cheese roll ups
Fats: Trail mix
Treat: Hippeas white cheddar chickpea puffs
Bonus after school snack: Baby carrots & hummus
Protein: Hard boiled eggs or egg salad sandwich (on whole grain or gluten free bread)
Fats: Baby carrots & ranch
Treat: Annie's gummies
Bonus after school snack: String cheese & grapes
Protein: Tuna salad on crackers (whole grain or gluten free crackers)
Fats: Low sugar yogurt (like Chobani Less Sugar)
Vegetable: Cherry tomatoes
Treat: Natural fruit leather
Bonus after school snack: Trail mix & applesauce
Protein: String cheese
Fats: Almond butter & jelly sandwich (on whole grain or gluten free bread)
Vegetable: Cucumber slices & ranch
Treat: KIND fruit bites
Bonus after school snack: Low sugar yogurt & berries
Which combinations have your children loved? Comment below!