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Friday, August 29, 2014

Foodie Friday: School Lunch Box Ideas #foodiefriday #mommiesnetwork

Back To School Lunch Ideas: 

Packing a fun and healthy lunch box for school can make momma happy, and we all want to be happy. Let the kids help you pick out some healthy and fun choices for their lunch everyday, teaching them good habits and moderation at a young age. These ideas also make good after school snacks. 

Cucumber slices
Red pepper
Cherry tomatoes
Celery sticks
Broccoli Florets
Apple Slices
Melon balls or cubes
Salad- mixed 
Dried Fruits
Watermelon wedges
Oranges wedges

Breads and Grains 
Homemade muffins
Banana Bread
Whole Wheat Bread thins
Tortilla wraps
Rice cakes
Rice crackers
Pasta salad
Pita Pockets
Mini Pancakes
Hummus (with pita, crackers etc)

Meat and Proteins 
Chicken Strips 
Chicken cubes for kabobs- with cheeses 
Baked chicken cubes
Ham rollups/ Meat rollups
Peanut butter or other nut butters
Hot Dogs
Salmon/ Tuna
Eggs (hard boiled, chopped etc)
Mini hamburgers or veggieburgers
Ham and cheese sandwich 

Cheese cubes
Cheese (baby bell, sticks etc)
Cream Cheese (with crackers, bread, cucumbers, jelly sandwich etc)
Cottage cheese
Yogurt smoothies
Yogurt tubes

Other Fun Stuff
Sun Chips
Baked Chips
SF Pudding cups
Mini Marshmallows
Rice crispy squares 
Yogurt covered dried fruits
Applesauce cups
Fruit cups in 100% juice
Soups in Thermos 
Homemade trail-mixes

Include a positive note for your child to let them know you are thinking of them goes a long way. Of course all the ideas above are just suggestions, considering the child's age and allergies is always imperative to packing a lunch box. 

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