3 Tips for Packing a Healthy School Lunch

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Healthy School Lunch

It can be a little stressful trying to remember to pack healthy school lunches for our kids on a daily basis. When we do remember, sometimes it’s just about throwing in what’s available. However, this year with a little planning and determination I want to stick to the healthy lunch packing theme.

Here are some of my ideas for packing the healthiest lunches possible for my kids:

#1. Plan Plan Plan

If there’s one thing you can do to pack healthy school lunches it is to plan out the lunches for the week. Make a list of everything you’ll need for lunches during the week. Grocery shopping is much easier when you have a list and it’s a lot easier to plan healthier lunches when everything is in stock.

#2. Bright Colors Rock

One of the obstacles of packing healthy lunches can be the lack of variety. I’ve found that packing bright colors helps to spruce up healthy lunches for my kids. Instead of just packing carrots for the entire week I will try and switch it up with red and yellow bell peppers. Kids need exposed to different types of healthy foods and this is one way to do it.

#3. Get Creative

Imagine picking out a creative them for your child’s lunch every day or every week. Showing a little creativity in lunches can go an incredibly long way. You don’t have to pack a peanut butter and jelly for your child every day. Consider a little variety like sushi, egg salad, turkey wraps, or even homemade lunchables. Creativity knows no limits!

Packing a healthy lunch is something your children will appreciate on a daily basis. My favorite part of packing a healthy lunch for my children is knowing exactly what’s in the food they are eating. At least I know if I make a bad food choice in their lunch, it’s on me.

Packing a Healthy School Lunch-Intermountain Healthcare LiveWell Healthy Lunches

Intermountain Healthcare’s LiveWell has a fun HEALTHY LUNCHES GIVEAWAY on their Facebook Page. Head on over there for a chance to win a bento box style lunch box. Intermountain Healthcare LiveWell also has great printables and a fun pinterest board for inspiration.


Healthy School Lunch-Intermountain Healthcare LiveWell Healthy Lunches

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Kathy Dalton
Go Adventure Mom’s found, Kathy Dalton, launched Go Adventure Mom in 2012 in an effort to bring women together that love travel and the outdoors. As a former ski instructor, Kathy has taken her love for outdoor recreation and through the power of social media has created a platform to share her passion with the world. As a mom of three, Kathy loves to share her family adventures in Utah, cross-country skiing up Millcreek Canyon, skiing in the Wasatch Mountains, camping in Grand Teton National Park and camping in the Uintas. Kathy has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Parents and Parenting magazine. Kathy is a regular contributor to Visit Salt Lake and is a tip contributor on TripAdvisor.
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One thought on “3 Tips for Packing a Healthy School Lunch

  1. These are some great tips for packing a healthy lunch! It’s also a good idea to involve the kids in the planning by enlisting their help in creating a kid-approved lunch menu.

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