A lunchbox filled with items selected with love and care at home can be packed with nutrients and anything but the usual suspect sandwich and chips.
Today we are continuing our helpful guide for healthy lunchbox ideas on the go!
Organic fresh fruit such as blueberries or sliced strawberries make an excellent addition to round out a healthy lunch on the go, for kids who need brain power at school or adults who need fuel for their afternoon board meeting.
Healthy Lunchbox Ideas
Healthy PB & J || Make a fun “treat” lunch of 2-3 whole grain crackers, a serving organic, sugar-free peanut butter (sub sunbutter for allergies), sliced strawberries, and a handful of dark chocolate chips. Kids can mix and match dipping and combining everything. Add a slice or two of organic, full-fat cheese for more protein.
Friday Snack Attack || Add 2 hardboiled eggs, and a side of steamed broccoli with lemon to boxes. Bag 1 1/2 cups popped popcorn mixed with 1 teaspoon dried cranberries to go with lunch.
Paleo Roll-Ups || 2 kinds: 1) romaine lettuce, quality mustard, avocados and a nitrate-free, low-sodium organic deli meat. Make roll-ups with a large piece of lettuce, slice of avocado, smear of mustard and 1 slice meat. 2) Cucumber, store-bought pesto and low-sodium organic deli meat. Slice cucumbers lengthwise to 1/4 inch and roll-up with a smear of pesto and 1 slice meat. Include organic blueberries to finish the meal.
Stay tuned for next week’s post when I share the final ingredient for a healthy lunch, what type of container to pack your lunch in and what to drink! Missed last week’s post featuring healthy ideas spotlighting leftovers? Be sure to read it as well.
Laura Lea is a Certified Holistic chef, recipe developer and food writer based in her hometown of Nashville. Her company LL Balanced is at your service to provide easy, nutritious, family-friendly recipes that will make eating healthy a pleasure and restore balanced to your life. Laura Lea is a Certified Holistic Chef, not a registered dietician, nutritionist or doctor, and her opinion should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult one such licensed professional before making any significant changes to your diet.