Take the guess work out of lunch preparation and design a four-week schedule to follow. This will ensure a nutritional variety for your kids all while leaving the guess work out for grocery shopping and lunch preparation.
TIP: Try preparing everything on Sundays. If the budget allows, buy five days worth of reusable containers and stack them in the fridge for a grab and go option. If space is at a premium in your fridge, like mine, try chopping up all veggies and fruits on Sundays so you can easily grab the necessary quantities in the mornings. Make your life as easy as possible is the first step to keeping your lunches on track.
Jam/Sandwich Sushi Rolls + Carrots + Apple Slices + Yoghurt + Something Fun
Pasta Salad + Celery & Dip + Strawberries + Yoghurt + Something Fun
Pita + Hummus + Cucumber + Baby Tomatoes + Cheese Strings + Something Fun
Cheese Quesadilla + Berries + Peppers + Egg + Something Fun
Make Your Own Pizza + Something Fun
There are copious ways to inject fun into your kids lunches. Add a little treat. Stick a funny post-it note on their lunch kit. Use cookie cutters to make fun shapes. The list is endless and I highly recommend you Google this topic as well.
OTHER INGREDIENT IDEAS
Bagels, crackers, tortillas, tacos, make your own sandwich, pretzel-based trail mixes, spaghetti, meat slices, chicken caesar wraps, salads, popcorn-based trail mixes