Back to School: Homemade Lunchables

Homemade Lunchables

As much as the government tries or doesn't try to feed the kids healthy meals -- it just doesn't cut the mustard. Some of you might be young enough to remember when Lunchables first came out and they were all the rage...

Let's take a look at an easy way to make Homemade Lunchables for the kids to take to school. Taking a tip from a friend of mine, a super cool mom, she makes all these cool snacks for home and school on Sundays. It takes a few hours, but for the rest of the week -- she just points to the kitchen when one of her kids comes whiney for a snack.

Not that you have to go that far, let's just focus on the school lunches.

STEP 1: BUY REUSABLE TUPPERWARE OR A BENTO BOX AND REUSABLE BAKING CUPS TO KEEP FOOD SEPARATED

Bento Box from PB Teen

Bento Box from PB Teen

Reusable Baking Cups

Reusable Baking Cups

STEP 2: FOLLOW THIS RECIPE FOR A HEALTHY MEAL EVERY TIME

(2) fruit/vegetable + (1) starch + (2) proteins + (1) drink

  • FRUITS/VEGGIES
  • starches
  • PROTEIN
  • DRINKS
  • dips/sauces

Apple Slices

​Blueberries

Rasberries

Orange Slices

Banana

Grapes

Strawberries

Cherry Tomatoes

Carrot Sticks

Celery Sticks

Alvacado

Edamame

Raisins

Homemade smoothie

If you can't make it yourself, try to buy organic. Avoid pre-packaged items -- even though it's tempting.

Remember, it doesn't have to be pretty!

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