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5 Healthy Back-To-School Lunches

It’s been a while since the kids were back in school every day…

Now that you’re back to the regularly scheduled program of life, sometimes making lunch for your kids just doesn’t fit the agenda, which means school lunch. As you could guess, most school cafeterias have very limited healthy options and most choices are full of empty carbohydrates and loaded with added sugars.

In LEAN, we are all about making nutritious dinners for your family throughout the week and fueling your body with healthy meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)—and I know many of you want your kids to get the same even when they aren’t home!

With a little planning, you can prepare wholesome lunches for your kids that are filling and delicious, and simple to make. Get the kids involved in choices and preparation and mix it up! Check out some of these back-to-school lunches that are colorful, well-balanced with whole foods, fun, and don’t require heating.

I promise, you’re going to want to eat these lunches too…

1. Turkey Sandwich Triangles

Turkey sandwich triangles with spinach of gluten free bread, mixed veggies, orange and kiwi slices, with sunflower seeds, pumpkins seeds, and homemade dried blueberry trail mix

2)Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberry spinach salad with rotisserie chicken, berry blender muffins, dried apricot and almond joy energy bites, and pistachios

3) The Ultimate Ham Rollup

Ham, choice of cheese, mustard, in a spinach or tortilla wrap with carrots, grapes, and almonds.

4) Mini Egg Cups

Egg cups with mixed fruit and almonds.

5) Loaded BLT Salad

BLT salad with boiled eggs and blueberries.

Fuel those little brains and bodies!

Sending kids to school with a nutritious lunch feeds their brains, fuels their bodies, and establishes good eating habits for life—and it doesn’t have to be hard!

A little prep and planning can go a long way! Give these recipes a try and see which ones your kids like the most. 

If you’re looking for more back-to-school tips and tricks check out my post on Balancing the Back-To-School Rush.

If you’re ready to focus the next 7 weeks on improving your health and wellness, check out my LEAN Program where we cover all things nutrition and weight loss

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