There are great school lunch ideas are all over the place this time of year, but it’s always boiled down to the fact that I still have to make it every. single. day. I end up making the same thing: sandwich with fruit on the side, sorry kids. But this year, I decided to hand the duty over to the kids and get them excited about making their own lunches. We started by brainstorming our favorite simple lunches, followed by a list of ingredients for our grocery store trip. I took both kids to the store, each with a mini cart, and we walked up and down the aisles in search of our lunch necessities and brought home our loot. Each day I set the kids free in the kitchen to prepare their lunches and get the tools needed. They did everything from slicing bread to washing veggies and clean-up too, with very minimal help from me. They enjoy having more responsibility and mixing up what they eat each day. I like that they have more independence and still eat healthy. Click through for 4 great lunches your kids can make.
1. Turkey Sushi Wrap
Yon’t find cream cheese on this pseudo-sushi wrap, but you will find a healthy and flavorful alternative.
2. Pita Pizza
This lunch is so easy to make and much healthier than the processed and sodium-filled store-bought versions.
3. Energizing Fruit Popsicles
These may not be lunch box material, but they are great kid-made after school snacks that you can feel good about.
4. Watermelon Balls
Let your kids prep their fruit for the week. My boy made watermelon balls while I made dinner.