With the beginning of the school year upon us, don’t let the thought of packing a lunch that is healthy for your kids stress you out. Getting kids to eat healthy is sometimes tricky, try these tips to make feeding them healthy school lunches a little easier!
Instead of packing high-sugar, high-carb peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, mix it up with a low-sodium turkey wrap. Instead of packing a lunchable from the grocery store that can be packed with sugar, make a create-your-own-salad lunchable.
When your kids become involved with the lunch-prepping process, they’ll be more interested in eating what they have helped create. When you visit the grocery store with them, let them help you pick out the produce that will go into their lunches.
It is sometimes harder to get kids to eat the amount of vegetables they should, try adding a new tip as an option for their Healthy school lunch. Hummus, salsa and yogurt based dressings are great dipping options.
Kids are weary by nature of trying new foods, introducing new healthy slowly into their lunches will help ease them into trying new things. If they don’t initially like them, try introducing that same food in a different way.
Having less healthy foods occasionally can keep them from becoming forbidden and thus even more appealing to your kids. Treat your kids every once in awhile. If you’re really lucky, hopefully, they won’t want them as often!
The more creative the meal is, the more fun your kids will have eating it! Anything you can make with a smiley face on it, make mini or make into a fun shape, kids love and it will be easier to assure they will continue eating their healthy lunches.
Now that you’ve got these tips, you’re ready to take on the next school year with lots of healthy lunches!
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