Fresh Lunch Ideas
We are now several months into the school year and you’ve probably run out of fresh ideas for your kid’s lunch. Here are some to try:
Fruit Dunk: Your child will be more likely to eat an orange if you peel and segment it, and seal in a zip-top bag. Throw in a small cup of flavored yogurt and he/she can have fun dunking the orange slices in the yogurt.
Keep It Hot: Let’s face it: Cold sandwiches can get really boring. But who said school lunches have to be cold? A hot lunch can be just what your child needs on a chilly winter day. A wide variety of insulated food-storage lunch bags and thermos jars are available to keep soups, stews and entrées hot and safe until lunchtime.
Healthy “Hot dogs”: Most kids like hot dogs, but they’re not the healthiest school lunch option. With a little creativity, a fun and nutritious alternative can be packed in the lunch box. Wrap a string cheese stick with one or two slices of lean ham or turkey and place in a hot dog bun. Don’t forget to include a few individual ketchup and mustard packets for this fun “hot dog.”