Box Lunches

 

Box Lunches

If you would like to save a little more time, teach your children to make their own breakfasts and school lunches. With a little guidance, children can start making their own healthy lunches at 10 years old. The easiest way to do this is to always keep a selection of their favourite healthy foods on hand, the children can do the rest. Teach the children to include 2 grains, 1 protein, 1 fruit, 2 vegetables, 1 dairy and a healthy snack in their lunch. You may have to help them at first, but they will get the hang of making healthy kids lunches quickly enough.

Healthy foods for kids to choose from:

Cold cereal
Milk
Juice
Fruit
Bread
Rolls
Croissants
Bagels
Biscuits
Crackers
English muffins
Muffins
Pita bread
Pita crisps
Soft tortilla shells 
Corn chips
Popcorn
Cleaned veggies
Seeds and nuts
Dried fruit
Peanut butter
Honey
Jam 
Marmalade
Cream cheese
Cheese
Egg salad
Tuna salad
Chicken salad 
Hummus 
Salad dressing
Dips
Salsa
Yogurt
Cold meats*

Include lots of fruits and vegetables in your children's diet. For easy-to-use vegetables, wash and store them in airtight containers. You can even make your own pre-made salads by throwing in all kinds of veggies including broccoli, cauliflower, string beans, etc. Make a jar of dressing for the week and voilá! Salads to go that even the kids can make for easy healthy lunches. *Do not use processed meats. Freshly cooked and leftover meats are best.