Essential Healthy Lunchbox Meal Plan
The kids are finally back to school, and you’re back to scrambling for ideas of what to pack for lunch. Here are five days of kid-friendly, well-balanced meals to keep your little ones going strong all day.
Each day of the week offers a fun way for kids to enjoy their favorite foods. Each meal is also put together so it consists of a minimum of four different food groups. Each food group offers a variety of nutrients, and all of them together as a meal enable your kids to take in the important nutrients they need for proper growth and development. To add a nice touch, use colorful bowls, spoons, straws or napkins. Leave an “I love you” note or jot a quick joke down on a piece of paper and tuck it neatly inside the lunchbox. It’s a win-win meal for you and your child.
Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. She is the author of The Greek Yogurt Kitchen: More Than 130 Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Day.