Back-To-School Lunchbox Ideas

Happy Back-to-School Month to All of You!

We, at ZeeTheCook hope you and your families had a blessed summer + wish all of your kiddos lots of confidence, success and happiness in the coming school year!
For those packing lunches, or would like some tips on packing healthy lunches for your kids, I would like to share a theory that works for my family in our home.
My kids pack their own lunches. Here’s the thing — kids are constantly changing their minds or might even be picky. One day, they love a certain granola bar and the next day they despise it, for some odd reason.
They tire of certain foods and so I switch up their choices often. Communication is key! I give them a lot of different options to keep lunch interesting. So I am sharing a list of some healthy school lunch ideas for your kids too ( First the list, and then combination options):

MAIN MEAL:
Pita Bread + Hummus
Mini Pizzas
Cheese + Crackers
Smoked Turkey + Cheese Roll-ups
Almond Butter + Jam Sandwich
Cheese Quesadilla
Hard Boiled Eggs
Pasta Salad
Meat + Cheese Kabob
Chips + Guacamole
Rice & Beef Pilaf
Bagel + Cream Cheese
Veggie +Hummus Wrap
Grape Leaves

FRUITS + VEGGIES:
Oranges
Apples
Strawberries
Grapes
Peaches
Blueberries
Raspberries
Natural Applesauce
Mangoes
Melon
Baby Carrots
Corn-on-The-Cob
Cucumbers
Grape Tomatoes
Edamame
Snap Peas

SIDES and SNACKS:
Chips
Granola Bars
Pretzels
String Cheese
Yogurt
Trail Mix
Lara Bar or Cliff Bar
Fruit Leather
Fruit Snacks
Popcorn
Crackers
Chips + Salsa
Fruit Cup
Pudding Cup
Graham Crackers
Cookies
Rice Krispies Treats

DRINKS:
Water Bottle
100% Juice Boxes
Capri Suns
Milk — Strawberry or Chocolate

OPTION #1
Smoked Turkey + Cheddar Roll-up
Fresh Berries
Yogurt
Trail Mix 

OPTION #2
Hummus
Pita Bread
Grape Tomatoes
Cucumbers
Sliced Oranges

OPTION #3
Cheese Quesadilla
Guacamole
Salsa
Tortilla Chips
Strawberries

OPTION #4
Deli Meat + Cheese Kabobs
Red Pepper Slices
Apples
Fruit Cubes or Snacks

OPTION #5
Hard Boiled Eggs
Baby Carrots + Ranch

Pretzels
Peaches or Applesauce

OPTION #6
Pasta Salad
Yogurt
Granola Bar
Raspberries

OPTION #7
Almond Butter + Jelly (or PB +J)
String Cheese
Fruit Cup
Chips

OPTION #8
Crackers
Cheddar Cheese Cubes
Grapes
LaraBar or Cliff Bar

OPTION #9
Bagel + Cream Cheese
Yogurt Tube
Baby Carrots
Fruit Snacks

OPTION #10
Veggie Wraps with Hummus
Edamame or Snap Peas
Clementine
Granola Bar

We hope this helped give you a head-start!
Please shop wisely and make sure to check any/all expiration dates as you go!
We want to be sure our kids receive only the best ingredients! Good luck!

Let me know if I can help you in any other way! 

All The Best,
Chef Zee!
ZeeTheCook Culinary Studio
24732 W Warren
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
313-414-2301

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