A Healthy Lunch CAN Be FUN Too!
I refuse to buy them as they are nothing short of a box full of prepackaged nitrates and empty calories, plus the portions are pretty tiny for a growing, active kid. Instead I spent 10 bucks on a Bento Box on Amazon.com and I let my son choose what he wants to put in the compartments.
. Here is an example of what he has packed in his box to take for lunch and snack:
- Pita pocket filled with Homemade hummus and olives and cucumber slices
- Broccoli florets and Cherry tomatoes
- Graham crackers
- Juice Box
- Bottled water
All of this took minutes to toss together, and packed easily into the box and gave him a healthy snack, and lunch to fuel him for the day. I find that by letting the kids choose what to put in the brightly colored compartments, they have fun making healthy choices.
Take a shot and try this out for your kids, and even try it for yourself!