School lunches often lack proper nutrition and are in need of significant improvement! One thing that is SO hard to improve is having more time to eat your lunch.
It is equally important to eat healthily and eat slowly, not being in a hurry and shoveling your lunch down fast. You need to enjoy your food with your eyes, nose, and lastly – your taste buds.
Let’s be realistic; this doesn’t happen in most schools. Kids are lucky if they get 25-30 minutes for their lunch, and with the desire to chit-chat with their friends during that time, it becomes hard to juggle it all.
My healthy eating tips, such as putting your fork down after each bite and chewing your food while paying attention to its smell and taste, may not be practical in this kind of school environment. However, you can still work on nourishing these healthy eating habits at home.
However, the quality of the lunchbox can be improved. Having peanut butter and jelly every single day or a sandwich, for that matter, may not provide the most well-balanced lunch in my opinion. Lunch is a crucial meal, even more so than dinner, so I encourage you to think about packing your dinner as a lunch for the next day. Keeping your actual dinner light, like a soup or salad, will ensure you don’t consume too many calories before bedtime.
Below, you will find my collection of healthy school lunch ideas, along with pictures. The green highlighted words are links to a few of my recipes.
I hope it inspires you to make a few changes in your kid’s lunchbox.
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Risotto and Feta Salad
Vegetable Risotto, Tomato Cucumber Feta Salad and fresh Fruits
Fresh Veggies, Dip and PBJ
Fresh Carrot, Cucumber and Celery Sticks with Cashew Lemon Caper Dip,
Tortilla with Almond Butter, Chia Seeds and Homemade Jam, Fresh Fruits
Spirulina Guacamole, Veggie Wraps with String Cheese and Cashew Sauce
Fried Quinoa, Truffles and Fruits
Vegetable Quinoa with Superfood Raw Truffles and Berries – GF