It’s August, and you know what that means! Back-to-school commercials and school supply lists being sent your way. While Summer isn’t over just yet, it’s not too early to start thinking about fun and healthy lunches you can pack for your children that they are going to be excited to eat! In this post, we are going to talk about fun and easier ways to pack your kids’ lunches that both you and your children can benefit from.
If you don’t have one already, buying a reusable bento box may be in your best interest. They are the perfect size to fit in your child’s lunchbox and have cut out sections to make separating food extremely easy. There are so many new and affordable brands out there that make bento boxes perfect to fit children’s’ lunch bags. After doing just a few minutes of online searching you’re sure to find one that is best for you. We would recommend a box with 4 to 5 sections, so you can fill each space with a different food group to ensure your child is getting the nutrients they need. With that being said, a good idea would be to have a section for fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins, and dairy.
Once you have the perfect bento box, you’re onto the fun part! Try thinking of your child’s favorite foods and something that they are interested in. For example, if your child loves peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and mickey mouse, try making a sandwich and cutting it in the shape of Mickey’s head! You can even do a new theme every day, like an underwater theme or a cultural food theme. This is also a great way to introduce your children to new foods every week.
Our kid’s meals are also an easy and healthy option to send your child with to school. See below for our Summer Squash Fettuccine featured in Jenny Mollen’s Dictatorlunches meal! Make sure to check out her Instagram page for some awesome and funny inspiration!
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“And monkey’s brains, though popular in Cantonese cuisine, are not often to be found in Washington, D.C.!“ – Clue (From right: jello mold brains, pomegranate & raberries, prosciutto wrapped chicken breast, @meisterdish porcini mushroom and summer squash fettuccine, and roasted chickpeas) #dictatorlunches #momsouttherekillingit
Thanks for reading and Meisterdish wishes you a healthy start to the beginning of the school year!