Peanut butter and Jelly. Carrots and dip. Crackers. Juice box.
Lunch boxes don’t have to be this boring! But they also don’t need to be unhealthy to taste good and satisfy the kids. We’ve created a list full of healthy tips and fun recipes that will help you reinvent and revitalize that age-old lunch box—with food that your kids (and you!) actually want to eat.
Peanut Butter and Jelly 2.0
One of the easiest ways to jazz up that lunch box is to add some life to one of the schoolhouse staples. Here’s a list of add-ins to start, but the list is endless!
Just like our trusty Pb&J, cold chicken salad is a dish open to many tasty additions. Here is one right out of the Massel kitchen.
Mix together and keep chilled.
Vegetables aren’t always the first choice when kids are hungry. So what’s a foolproof way to ensure they are actually eating those healthy choices and not just throwing them into the waste bin? Pack a delicious dipping sauce that needs a way to be eaten! Here are two recipes that are sure to please your picky eaters.
Sometimes, lunchbox menus need a complete overhaul. The next recipe will take what is usually a breakfast delicacy and bring it into the afternoon. It’s also versatile and adjustable to different tastes and dietary restrictions.
Kids crave a little crunch in their lunches. Instead of packing potato or tortilla chips, opt for a healthier option. Apple chips for dessert, or even homemade sweet potato crisps. The following is a recipe from Beard + Bonnet for a crispy take on chips, using kale!
Share with us some of your favorite portable lunchtime treats!