Here are some healthy and easy lunch ideas for your teens to change things up from the typical PB&J. Prepare for empty containers because these are a hit!
We have all been there...absolutely stumped on what to pack for lunch! I must admit I don't really enjoy making school lunches, but since it's a fact of life I've put together a bunch of resources right here to help you overcome the packed lunch slump. Don't miss these:
- School Lunch Gallery - Browse school lunch ideas with your child and print your favorites for any easy lunch meal plan this week!
- Real Lunches, Real Easy - 6-week school lunch meal plans made for you, now with a version for hungry teens/tweens or even adults.
- My Favorite School Lunch Supplies
- Nut-free School Lunch Ideas 1 and 2
- DIY: Homemade Healthy Lunchables
- 10 Recipes to Freeze For School Lunches
- 85 Snack Ideas for Kids (and Adults)!
I’m super excited to announce that we’re once again offering our Real Lunches, Real Easy Packed Lunch Meal Plans! Kiran has been hard at work on a new version for 2018 that I know you’ll love. It’s geared towards the larger appetites of teens, tweens, and even adults. But, due to contractual agreements with my publisher, we’re only able to …
Leftover food doesn't have to be boring! In fact, I usually make my lunch with leftovers that I've reinvented the next day.
Naturally occurring sugar - like the sugar in fruit, is a real food we should consume. Current nutrition labels make identifying "added sugars" challenging.
Frozen school lunch sandwiches make healthy packed lunches a breeze! Follow my rules to freeze and defrost and you'll be all set for the week!
Here are 5 solutions for when you need a quick (yet solid) healthy packed lunch and are out of ideas. You won't find any boring ol' pb&j's here!
I know some readers love to look at these healthy school lunch ideas with their kids so they can point out what they want (and what they’ll actually eat)!
Here’s another installment in my School Lunch Roundup series! I know some readers love to sit down and look at these pictures with their kids so they can point out what they want (and, more importantly, what they’ll actually eat!).
It's been a while since I've added to my NUT-FREE School Lunch Roundup series, so here you go! Whether your child has an allergy or goes to an allergy-friendly school, there are still lots of real food options to pack.
Here's another installment in my School Lunch Roundup series! I know some readers love to sit down and look at these pics with their kids so they can point out what they want (and, more importantly, what they'll actually eat!).
Sandwich sushi is the perfect bite-sized finger food that could just do the trick in helping your child eat more of their veggies, because somehow thinly sliced vegetables (yes, even the green ones) look so much more appealing when wrapped up in bread.
Do you take your lunch to work? Pack lunches for your kids? We're going to show you why a waste-free lunch with reusable containers makes sense instead of disposable bags or other single-use lunch items out there.
I’m still posting lunches pretty regularly on my Facebook page, but here is a little summary in case you’ve missed them. Also be sure to check out our School Lunch Photo Gallery. It allows you to search by dietary need and types of food. Lots of readers tell me they sit down with their kids to look at these photos …
It's no secret that we're big Yumbox fans at my house. In today's sponsored post, I'm excited to share what we like about the Yumbox and also a list of lunchbox ideas to pack in it.
I put together a post a few years ago with some of my favorite school lunch supplies, but we've since discovered some new favorites I'd love to share.
Since not everyone sees the lunches I post almost daily on Facebook, below is a little summary for inspiration. Also be sure to check out our School Lunch Photo Gallery.
Packing kids' lunches is a hot topic this time of year, and the reality is, it must be done! Today's post will give you the tools you need to make packing school lunches easier.
I'm excited to share some easy ideas with you today to help you think beyond the typical sandwich for school lunches this year.
It's time to think about packing school lunches, and we've done the research for you! Here are five of our favorite lunchboxes that should make your lunch packing a breeze.
My girls recently went to a very active, outdoor all-day camp in some crazy southern heat. So I wanted to be sure I kept them fueled with plenty of wholesome food. Here's a little recap of what I packed for them each day
How about starting fresh in the new year with wholesome packed lunches for your little ones? My #1 trick for packing real food school lunches - even on those nights when I am feeling tired and uninspired - is making lunch items in advance and freezing them.
Here is another school lunch roundup post for you so you can get ideas all in one place!
I'm sad to report that what you've heard is true ...the divided Ziploc lunch containers have been discontinued! :( I did some testing this week that felt pretty darn risky. But the results ended up being better than I expected, so let's get down to it!
Today we are talking about a fabulous (colorful) fruit option that holds up really well in the lunch box, and that's berries!
School is back in session and I'd love to encourage parents (and kids!) to "Think Outside The Sandwich" when it comes to packing school lunches.
It's pretty obvious that lunch meat is not a regular occurrence around here, BUT I do like to pack it for my kids on occasion - just to switch things up! And it seems every time I do, readers ask me what kind of lunchmeat I bought. So today's post has all the details!
I'm excited to partner with our sponsor MightyNest on today's post, which includes a campaign to equip our kids in helping to pack their own healthy lunches. Yes, you read that right! As parents, we often try to do everything for our kids, but one of the greatest gifts we can give them is empowering them to pack their own lunches.
Here is a another summary post of the lunches I've been packing for my daughters (and sharing almost daily on Facebook)! To learn more about the lunches I pack here are some links... Our favorite school lunch supplies including the commonly pictured plastic Ziploc divided containers (each compartment is leak-proof). Everything you could ever want to know about those colorful smoothie pop molds used…
The results are in from our second Facebook School Lunch Contest, and man you guys have some good eaters on your hands! From toddlers to high schoolers I was SUPER impressed with the selections and variety of foods that were packed. Looking through the pictures was very inspiring so be sure to check out the full list of entries if you haven't already. It…
These days so many schools have nut-free tables or classrooms, and some are even entirely nut free! I know when I was first required to pack nut-free lunches for my daughters, I was pretty worried about this uncharted territory. I really had to focus on every. little. thing. I was packing to make sure there was no cross contamination or broken rules. I eventually…
Today I am excited to share some great school lunch packing tips from my friend Laura Fuentes with MOMables! We all know that we should be packing our kids a variety of colorful, wholesome, healthy foods they will love, but sometimes that is just easier said than done. And that's exactly why Laura, mom of three kids ages 7-years-old and younger, came up with…
The number one way to know what's really in your food - and how highly processed it is - is to read the ingredients. There are some products that you just know are total junk food without even seeing what's inside like Doritos, Coca-Cola, and pretty much any Little Debbie Snack. Then there are others that I don't think are so obvious (to the…
I am excited to share with you our very first professionally made video, or "vlog" as some call it! There was just no better way to show you how we do set up for school lunch around here to ensure school mornings go as smoothly as possible. So enjoy (and be sure to check out the video notes just below). P.S. You'll get a…
It's time to share the results of our first ever Facebook School Lunch Photo Contest! I have to start by saying you guys are amazing. I loved seeing how many of you out there are putting so much love (and good food!) into your children's lunches. And I loved how all the pictures show that anyone can do this (not just some blogger!). I…
I just got a new cookbook in the mail that I know you guys will LOVE. It's by my friend Catherine at Weelicious and it's all about packing school lunches! Complete with beautiful visuals (showcasing fruits, veggies, pantry staples and more), lunch theme ideas, picky eater strategies, a food allergy guide, and 160 beautifully photographed recipes - it's safe to say she's thought of…
When I post my daughters' "real food" school lunch pictures on Facebook it often provokes a lot of questions. So here - all in one place - are some answers for ya! Now let's just hope we can get all those with the questions to actually read this post :) If I left out any of the more common ones please let me know…