Finally – A new school year! And a new plan to keep your kids lunch boxes ideas healthy, fun, and taste good. If you’re anything like me, you’ve seen all these lunch box ideas scattered across Pinterest that look beautiful. But you are keenly aware of 2 things: 1) your kid will never eat it; and 2) when you attempt to make the lunch, it will look like a mess… nothing like the Pinterest picture.
This year, I don’t know about you, but I am determined to have my kids eat healthier. Here are the rules for my kids’ lunch box ideas:
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Their selection of fresh fruits, dairy and cheeses, and bread/crackers is what most of these lunches are based on. Now keep in mind, these are the types of lunches that my kids will eat. Yours might not – but hopefully this can give you some fresh ideas on preparing lunch for your kids in a fun way!
The trick with these little sandwiches is small wooden skewers. Your kids can either eat them as sandwiches, or pull them apart piece by piece.
I had to include this one since it’s my 11 year old’s favorite. And he also happens to be my pickiest eater. Crackers, cheddar, pepperoni. What’s not to like?
If there’s one thing all of my kids can agree on, it’s bagels. They’re good. And they’re really good with cream cheese… and also turkey. This one is Kaylee’s favorite.
I hope it’s not just my kids… well, at least just one of them. My girls LOVE peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. But often it comes back in the lunch uneaten! Maybe it’s a daunting task to eat an entire sandwich. I don’t know…
Anyway, I made it a bit more fun by cutting the sandwiches in fun shapes, and they eat them. Go figure.
I put these lunch box ideas together because these are fun lunches that are full of things that my kids will eat, and I think yours might too. Keep in mind that not all of my kids will eat all of these. My 11 year old son Andrew, for example, would only eat 1, 5, 6, and 7. But still, 4 lunches that Andrew will eat? That’s a big deal for him.