Back To School Lunch Made Easy

Article published at: Jul 4, 2024 Article author: Durbl-Megan
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The countdown to the new school year has begun, and amid the hustle of preparing for the big day, figuring out what to pack in your child's lunchbox shouldn't be another source of stress. To ease your back-to-school preparations, we've compiled a series of tips, tricks, and creative ideas to ensure your kids enjoy healthy, appealing lunches every day. Read on for practical advice on packing nutritious meals and some fun recipes your kids will love!

Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits

Getting kids to eat well at school is crucial. Here are some strategies to help:


  1. Discover Their Likes: Start by having a conversation with your children about their food preferences. Understanding what they enjoy is the first step to packing a lunch they'll eat.
  2. Engage Them in the Process: Involving kids in making their lunches can significantly increase their interest in eating them. Try using tools like the Bento Bliss box, which features multiple compartments that are perfect for a variety of snacks and sides.
  3. Include a Special Treat: A small treat can go a long way in making lunchtime exciting. Whether it's a homemade cookie or a piece of dark chocolate, a little indulgence can make a big difference.
  4. Personalize Their Lunchbox: Adding a personal touch, such as a note or a fun sticker, can brighten your child's day and show them you're thinking of them.
  5. Ease into the Routine: Adjusting to a new school year can be tough for kids, so keep lunchtime simple and stress-free as they settle into their new schedule.

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Get creative with these easy vegan lunch ideas that are perfect for keeping your kids satisfied and ready for the day:

Sweet Potato and Beet Chips
A healthier alternative to store-bought chips, these are simple to make and irresistibly tasty.
● 2 sweet potatoes
● 2 beets
● 1 tbsp olive oil
● Salt, to taste
Preheat your oven to 95 degrees Celsius. Thinly slice the sweet potatoes and beets, toss them with olive oil and salt, and spread them on a baking sheet. Bake until crispy, about 2 hours.

Vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwich
Packed with flavor and perfect for a quick school lunch.
● 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
● 1/4 cup vegan mayo
● 2 tbsp chopped celery
● 2 tbsp chopped green onion
● 1 tbsp mustard
● Salt and pepper to taste
Mash the chickpeas in a bowl, mix with mayo, celery, green onion, mustard, salt, and pepper. Serve on whole-grain bread with greens.
Bonus Snack Ideas:
● Mixed nuts
● Fresh vegetable slices
● Homemade granola bars
● Seasonal fruits
● Edamame
● Baby carrots

With these tips and recipes, your back-to-school lunch planning will be as enjoyable as it is healthy and sustainable. Have fun packing those lunchboxes!


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