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Healthy Lunch Ideas

Emily Dingmann  is a nutritionist and mom, she’s also the creator of “My Everyday Table.” It's full of recipes and meal plans, which is great for busy parents on-the-go. She stopped here with healthy school lunchbox ideas to simplify your morning routine before sending the kids off to school.

Three different Lunchbox Ideas:
1.    Meatballs with BBQ sauce, Persian Cucumbers, banana,  granola bar
2.    Peanut Butter & Jelly Sushi Rolls, carrots with ranch,  kiwi and pretzels
3.    Quesadilla with Guacamole grape tomatoes, clementine and trail mix

4 Components to include when packing a healthy lunch:
•    Main/Protein: Sandwiches, quesadillas, tuna salad, meatballs, etc.
•    Vegetable: Raw, roasted and sautéed vegetables that you can easily pack, don’t be afraid to include leftovers like roasted vegetables.
•    Fruit: keep this component simple with fresh fruits that are ready-to-eat (berries, apples, etc.) and always have a few applesauce pouches and raisins on hand for rushed mornings.
•    Fun/Starch: This can be bagel or pita chips, trail mix with chocolate, or a small cookie!

Links:

Click here for 100 School Lunchbox Ideas
For Emily’s Full Blog Post, click here