Forget brown bag school lunches, and pass on the unhealthy cafeteria food! This blog will show you top school lunch products and also great kid-approved lunch ideas. In a day where we know how bad plastic pollution is for our world, Mixed Bag Designs has come up with eco-friendly products for your daily lives. Lunch bags made from partially recycled plastic, small foodies pouches to use for snacks instead of plastic baggies, and trendy but practical bento boxes are just a few productsfor a “green” lunch.
Eating healthy is important for growing kids, but coming up with easy, satisfying solutions for school lunches can be tricky. Here are some easy combinations for great for bento box lunches.
Sandwich Roll-ups: This is a new take on a classic school lunch item. Instead of bread, use tortilla or pita. Lay out your tortilla and add your fillings. Some of our favorites are turkey or ham, cheese, hummus and guacamole. Then, cut into small sections and secure closed with a toothpick if necessary. These bite-sized morsels make eating easy and more fun than your typical sandwich!
Fruit or Veggie Wands: Looking for an easy way to get your kids to eat more fruits and vegetables? Look no further! Use a skewer (or popsicle/stir sticks if your school has a problem with a skewer’s pointed ends) to stack on your child’s favorite snacks. For best results, choose fruits that don’t brown like pineapple, strawberries, kiwi and grapes. Easy vegetables include cherry tomatoes, cucumber and red or green pepper. Add mozzarella cheese for some variety, or ranch dressing for dipping.
Pita Pizza: What kid doesn’t like pizza? Make your own mini pizzas with just a few simple ingredients and you’ll have a knock-out lunch item that is cheaper and much more nutritious than store-bought pizza kits. You can bake a batch the night before and have a stock of mini pizzas to use throughout the week. You’ll need: wheat mini pitas, pizza sauce, grated mozzarella and your favorite pizza toppings like pepperoni or peppers. Spread about 3 tablespoons of sauce on each pita, and top with toppings and cheese. Bake for 7 minutes at 400 degrees. The mini pizzas taste great at any temperature, making them the perfect lunch entrée!