Healthy Lunchbox Ideas: Weekend Links

Weekend Links: Healthy Lunchbox Ideas

Check out the healthy lunchbox ideas I found this week!

Healthy Lunchbox Ideas:

The Best Reusable Lunchbox Containers – Imagination Soup

Earth Bowl Salads – Iowa Girl Eats

31 Days of School Lunchbox Ideas: Day 6 – $5 Dinners

Healthy School Lunches – Real Food. Real Deals.

5 Tips for Packing Healthy Lunches – Live Simply

DIY Reusable Sandwich Bag – Premeditated Leftovers

Printable Lyric Lunchbox Notes – Thirty Handmade Days

Printable Kids Lunch Notes and Brain Teasers – Capturing Joy

My Healthy Lunchbox Ideas and Tips

Just a few tips from me this week for packing a healthy lunchbox….

  • Keep it simple! Most kids love simple finger foods. Try packing some cold leftover chicken. It can be shredded or cubed. Cut natural cheese into long “sticks” or cubes. Throw in some mixed nuts for munching.
  • Roast vegetables the night before and serve them cold in the lunchbox. (Pssst.. my kids love roasted asparagus).
  • Keep fruits from browning by squirting them with fresh lemon or orange juice.
  • Use fun food picks and lunchbox accessories to make lunch fun!

Check out some of my own healthy lunch ideas and lunchbox photos.

Healthy Lunchbox Coupons and Deals

What healthy lunchbox ideas and tips did you find this week?

Do you have some great ideas and tips for other parents? Are you struggling to pack healthy lunches for your child? Join us in our healthy lunch ideas discussion on the community forum.

Have a great weekend!

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Vanessa Pruitt
Vanessa's goal is to help people take steps toward a happier, healthier life. She is the founder of Natural Family Today and Nerdy Millennial, where she also blogs about relationships, career, blogging, college, and issues facing fellow millennials.

7 thoughts on “Healthy Lunchbox Ideas: Weekend Links

  1. I am always looking for new and healthy ideas for my son’s lunch box. You have to be creative to keep your children loving the healthy foods you give them. Children will eat the food if it is packed in an attractive way.

  2. I always feel worried when my 10 year old comes back from school and hasn’t had his lunch. Sometimes I feel I should be there with him and feed him. I found this article really great, because I think I can make his lunch box more interesting to him. Maybe he will look forward to opening his lunchbox now. Thank you for the ideas.

  3. I never thought of cold roasted asparagus! we love asparagus and that is an excellent idea. I’ve found that having lots of little, bit sized items makes my younger ones the happiest. Then they can try a few different combinations of tastes all in one bite. Seems to keep them interested and eating!

    I also discovered LunchSkins from your reusable lunch containers link. I really like the idea of those. Thanks 🙂

  4. I am going to share this article with my sister-in-law. She is having a hard time getting my nephew to eat vegetables. I am going to tell her about roasting the veggies the night before and serving them cold. It might be something he would like. One thing my nephew does like is roasted pumpkin seeds. You can roast pumpkin seeds in the oven for 15-20 minutes at about 170 degrees. You can add any spices you like or just leave them natural.

  5. Yes, the food pick tip is excellent because it really bothers me about using tooth picks. My little brother is mature enough to not harm himself, but the food picks are an excellent alternative.

  6. Cold roasted vegetables sound good – I would definitely try those! I’ve recently bought a dehydrator, so I’m looking forward to keeping batches of dried apples and other fruits and vegetables on hand to add to lunch boxes. It’s a great way to add some extra nutritional value to your lunch, and you could even pick at it throughout the day to stave off those sweet cravings!

    Great suggestions again, thank you.

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