It’s almost time to go back to school! One surefire way to guarantee your child eats a healthy meal during the day is to pack one yourself. Here are some yummy brown bag lunch ideas your kids will love:
1. Pasta Salad
Pasta Salad is a versatile food that travels well. Many pasta salads are best served cold, which makes them great for a packed lunch. You can throw in leftover meat from the night before, vegetables, and you can even use gluten-free pasta.
Soup is a hearty and healthy crowd-pleaser, perfect for a school lunch. If the soup should be hot, put it in a thermos. If it should be cold, chill it overnight and then put it in a thermos the next day. Make sure you store it in a container with a screw top to avoid spills. Soup is a great way for kids to get extra servings of vegetables and protein. Try making a batch of split-pea soup or add lots of fresh veggies to our organic harmony soup blend.
3. Shaped Sandwiches
Sandwiches are a brown bag lunch special, and you can make them more fun simply by cutting them into festive shapes. For example, you might take a regular peanut butter and jelly sandwich and turn it into flowers or any other shape using cookie cutters.
Take the shaped sandwich idea one step further with themed lunches! Here’s a playful owl-themed lunch that’s even accompanied by a witty rhyme. Another great idea is a fish-themed lunch with a fish-cutout sandwich, goldfish crackers, and Swedish fish!
Which one of these brown bag lunch ideas would be popular with your family? Do you have any other ideas to share?