**This post is sponsored by Intermountain Health Care. As always, all opinions are mine.
Last week I shared some tips with you on how to get your child(ren) to eat a healthy school lunch. So to help you out a little bit I have prepared 5 different school lunch meal plans, that I think your children will not only love, but they are also perfectly balanced and nutritious for them too.
I absolutely love my Rubbermaid Lunch Blox set, so I made each of the lunches in it to show you how easy these lunches are not only to make, but for your little one to pack up and take to school with them. So head on over to the giveaway on the Intermountain LiVe Well Facebook page to enter to win your very own Lunch Blox set. There are 5 more sets up for grabs throughout the month!
And don’t forget to pack the lunch on ice so that your child’s lunch stays nice and cold and doesn’t go bad! Don’t worry the Lunch Blox set comes with an ice pack, just another reason for you to head to Intermountain’s Facebook Page to enter their giveaway today!
Day #1 ) Sliced bell peppers, string cheese, pita chips, hummus, and grapes.This lunch is nice and colorful and what kid doesn’t love dipping their food? The peppers and the pita chips are both great dipped in the hummus.
Fruits – Grapes. Vegetables – Sliced Bell Peppers. Protein – Hummus. Grains – Pita Chips. Dairy – String Cheese.
Day #2) Homemade lunchables with sliced cheese, turkey and whole wheat ritz crackers, celery ants on a log, and apples. Your kids will love making their own lunchable “sandwiches”, but you can guarantee the ingredients are healthy with whole wheat crackers, cut up your own lean turkey, and low fat cheese. Also the cute “ants on a log” are a great way to get your kids to eat their vegetables with just a little peanut butter and raisins on top.
Fruits – Sliced Apple, Raisins. Vegetables – Celery. Protein – Sliced Turkey, Peanut Butter. Grains – Whole Wheat Crackers. Dairy – Cheese Slices.
Day #3) Peanut butter and nutella sandwich on whole wheat bread, string cheese, peaches, hummus, and carrots. Cut your child’s sandwiches into shapes to make them more fun to eat. These sandwiches could be peanut butter and jelly, peanut butter and honey, or peanut butter and nutella.
Fruits – Sliced Peaches. Vegetables – Carrots. Protein – Peanut Butter, Hummus. Grains – Whole Wheat Bread. Dairy – String Cheese.
Day #4) Melon fruit kebabs, cheese cubes, carrots, snap peas and a banana peanut butter and jelly roll up. To make the pb and j roll up, spread peanut butter and then jelly on your tortilla, and then put a banana in the middle and roll your tortilla up then slice into pieces. Eating their fruit off of a kebab will make it more fun and these kebabs are easy to make chopping up cantaloupe, honey dew and watermelon. Also, who doesn’t like little bite size cheese pieces?
Fruits – Banana, Melons. Vegetables – Carrots, Snap Peas. Protein – Peanut Butter. Grains – Whole Wheat Tortilla. Dairy – Cheese Cubes.
Day #5) Turkey and cheese sandwich, apple peanut butter and granola sandwiches, carrots and celery, graham crackers. We don’t want our kids to eat too much sugar and sweets, but occasionally a little sweet is okay and graham crackers are perfect for that! These apple “sandwiches” are made by slicing an apple up into round slices, then spreading each slice with a little peanut butter and topping every other slice with granola, close to slices together for a little crunchy apple sandwich.
Fruits – Apple Slices. Vegetables – Carrots, Celery. Protein – Turkey, Peanut Butter. Grains – Whole Wheat Bread, Graham Crackers. Dairy – Sliced Cheese.
What are your kids favorite school lunches that you make?
And remember to enter for your very own Lunch Blox set here!