5 Healthy Kids Lunch Tips & Ideas (Mon-Fri)

Are you on a mission to make lunches easier this year?  To not have lunch be an afterthought?  To not have the same thing over and over again?  To make a healthy lunch every day for your kids?  

Here are 5 Tips to make healthy and easy lunches this year:

Day 1 / Tip 1: 
Plan ahead.  Pre-prepare foods like Chicken and Hard Boiled Eggs that can be served cold and give your kids a shot of protein for their day.

In this Bentgo box:
Hard Boiled Egg
1/2 Avocado
San Marzano Tomatoes
Cubed Jicama

Day 2 / Tip 2: 
Switch things up and offer variety.  Think of the lunchbox as a meal on a plate, with protein, complex crabs, fresh produce and a wholesome treat on the side

In this Bentgo box:
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
Crystallized Ginger
Kishu Mandarins
Green Dragon Apples

Day 3 / Tip 3: 
Prep leftovers during dinner clean-up to be ready for lunch the next day. Cut left over vegetables into cubes or strips and put them in your Bentgo Lunch box.

In this Bentgo box:
Diced Red and Yellow Bell Peppers
Sliced and Rolled Ham

Day 4 / Tip 4: 
Bump up the color. Bright colors are the easiest way to increase the “wow” factor in your child’s lunch.  It’s fun, inviting and, better yet, nutritious when the color comes from all-natural foods such as carrots, cucumbers, edamame, cherry tomatoes and strawberries.

In this Bentgo box:
Sliced and Rolled Turkey
Shelled Edamame
Cherry Tomatoes
Kishu Mandarins (could sub for Pixie Tangerines)

Day 5 / Tip 5: 
Try using healthy snacks and dried fruit that you could buy in bulk (or packaged) for quick and tasty sides.

In this Bentgo box:
1 Whole Sliced Bell Pepper
Dried Pineapple Chunks
Dried Blueberries
San Marzano tomatoes

A special thank you to Bentgo for these beautiful and convenient lunch boxes!

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