lunchbox friendly meals for kids

Life can be tough as a parent, especially when it comes to preparing your kid’s lunch. Luckily, these three recipes can make it a little easier. All of these meals are nutritious, easy to make, and lunchbox-friendly!

Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

The healthier cousin of the classic PB&J, a peanut butter and banana sandwich brings a serving of fruit to the familiar taste your kids love. Simply spread all-natural peanut butter (almond butter works too) on a piece of whole grain bread and top it off with thinly-cut slices of fresh banana. For best results, wash down with a glass of low-fat milk!

Pack with: chocolate raisins and a cup of Greek yogurt.

Deli Meat Roll-Ups

Think outside the bun with this twist on the traditional deli sandwich. Instead of eating with bread, just roll up your ingredients into a yummy finger food. Place your cheese of choice (cream cheese also works) and some lettuce on top of a few layers of your favorite deli meat. Roll it up tight and voila – a low-carb lunch that is sure please.

Pack with: olives, carrots, baby tomatoes, an apple, and pasta salad.

Chicken Caesar Salad

Chicken caesar salad is a delicious, protein-packed meal that also gives kids a serving of vegetables. This classic recipe works best if your child has an early lunch or access to a refrigerator. Preparation is simple: just mix romaine lettuce, grilled chicken strips, and croutons in a container and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Pour a serving of caesar dressing in a separate container.

Pack with: whole grain breadstick and a piece of fruit.

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