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Posted by: Ellen Tolan, WIC Nutritionist

 

Here we go again! It’s back to school season. That means it’s time to start thinking about what to pack in your child’s lunchbox. Many parents find that being creative and colorful will result in a happy student! It also helps to include your child in some of the food prep and packing.

Here are some fun ideas for lunches:

Snacks:

  • Baby carrots or cucumber spears with a side of ranch dressing
  • Mini kebabs using toothpicks and fruit chunks (pineapple, strawberries)
  • LunchCheese cubes and grapes
  • Sliced strawberries and cream cheese on multigrain bread
  • Mini pretzels with hummus
  • Watermelon slices, orange wedges and cantaloupe sections
  • Apple slices with cinnamon and a dash of lemon juice

Lunch:

  • Tuna salad mixed with shredded carrots on whole wheat wrap
  • Mini bagel with cream cheese and tomato
  • Turkey and sliced avocado on multigrain bread
  • Egg salad on whole wheat bread
  • Pasta salad with mixed veggies and black/kidney beans

Make it festive! Try to include lots of colors and shapes. Use cookie cutters to cut sandwiches into stars, circles, flowers, and dinosaurs. Include an ice pack to help keep items cold! If you want to make it extra special, add a heartfelt note to your child’s lunch box to brighten their day.

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