It can be a challenge to create healthy lunch options for our kids. It’s even more challenging to know they will eat the lunch you pack. A healthy lunch would include something from all five food groups.
Preparing lunch in the evening can become a special memory making activity. Spend important time with your children doing this nightly routine. Including your children will insure they actually eat their lunch.
Have readily available options from the five food groups for your children to choose from and make it a fun game for them. Allow your children to make shopping lists in advance for their school lunches and take them shopping.
Get them involved the process of making healthy food choices at the grocery store. We can also allow our children to plan healthy dinner options. Yummy leftovers can be used for next days lunch. When we can get our children involved in positive life choices today we are securing a healthier future for them.
Try Sandwich Skewers:
Try this this funky finger food lunch idea to encourage kids to eat more salad with their sandwiches!
- 6 pieces french baguette
- 1/2 little gem lettuce
- 3 slices ham
- 3 slices chicken
- 3 slices cheese
- 3 cherry tomatoes
- 6 slices cucumber
- 6 red grapes
This is so easy it doesn’t need instructions. Simply thread the ingredients onto 3 wooden skewers in whatever order you like. Be careful as the skewers can be very sharp for little hands.
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