School lunch may often be fast, not greatly nutritious and desperately craving for improvement! One thing that is SO hard to improve – is having more time to eat your lunch.
It is equally important eating healthy and eating slow, not being in a hurry and shoving up your lunch fast You need to enjoy your food with your eyes, nose, and lastly – your taste buds.
But let us be realistic, this is not going to happen in most schools. Kids are lucky if they get 25-30 minutes for their lunch, and if they want to chit chat with their friends during that time as well , it becomes hard to juggle it all.
My healthy eating tips like: “put your fork down after each bite and chew your food while paying attention to its smell and taste…” are not really going to work in this kind of environment. So do your best to nourish these kind of healthy eating habits at least at your home.
On the other side, the quality of the lunchbox can indeed be improved! Eating peanut butter and jelly EVERY single day or a sandwich, for that matter, is not really a well balanced lunch in my opinion. Besides, lunch is very important meal (much more important than dinner) therefore I encourage you to possibly pack your dinner as a lunch for the next day. And keep your actual dinner light (eg. soup or salad) since you do not need that many calories before the bedtime.
Below, you will find my healthy school lunch ideas, with pictures. Green highlighted words are the 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