Make your kids’ lunchtime the highlight of their day with these fun, creative bagged lunch ideas that are a world away from the usual peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
- Hard-boiled eggs. Most kids love eating scrambled eggs and “dippy” eggs for breakfast, but this protein-packed food is also a great portable idea for lunch. Store hard-boiled eggs in a plastic container or at the top of a lunch bag.
- Pizza wrap sandwiches. If your child loves pizza, grill some cheese, sauce, and pepperoni inside of a whole wheat tortilla to create a lunch food that’s a bit more portable than the usual slice.
- Tomato soup and grilled cheese. This kid-friendly combination doesn’t seem like it would be easy to take in a lunch box, but it can be with the right supplies. Invest in an insulated plastic soup container and a sturdy sandwich container and surprise your child with his or her favorite dinner – for lunch!
- Snack lunch. Turn a sack lunch into a “snack” lunch in a healthy way. Add wheat crackers, low fat cheeses, lean lunchmeat, and protein-packed peanut butter, and then let your child top the crackers however he or she likes.
How to Make a Brown-Bag Lunch You'll Actually Want to Eat [WebMD]
26 Brown Bag Lunch Ideas for Kids [About Food]
Sack Lunch Ideas [Pinterest]