Are you looking for some inspiration when it comes to lunch for kids? In this post I you will find links to my favorite school lunch ideas, school lunch box and bento box comparisons, school lunch tips, tricks and SO much more!
Lunch For Kids
I have included some videos below where I talk about school lunch supplies.
Why the importance on school lunch ideas?
Because a school lunch is something that most parents have to pack every single day and I believe it’s an important meal of the day. Having dealt with an extremely picky eater, I know that there are challenges that you may face when packing healthy school lunches.
I mean, hey, you just want to pack a lunch your child will actually eat.. right?
I find that balancing healthy with not as healthy is a good option with those who are very picky (my first child was like this when he was younger.)
Why I love Bento boxes for kids:
It all starts when you choose that school lunch box. The reason I love bento boxes for kids is that it forces me to expose my child to a wider variety of choices. Gone are the days when a sandwich is gonna cut it… now there are so many more compartments that parents can include a variety of different foods in different categories. I feel that exposing your child to a wide variety of foods encourages their taste palette to get bigger. I have a deal with my kids… they MUST try everything in the school lunch… otherwise, I’ll go back to packing boring lunches.
If I spend the time to put together (or lunch prep) I need to see that my time is respected by my children too.
Also, being at school and seeing their peers eating a variety of food can sometimes encourage them to try new things. (This is not the case with all children, especially those with sensory challenges in their mouth.)
I know I’m going on a tangent here and if you want to learn more about my thoughts on picky eaters and suggestions on how to encourage them to try more foods, comment below and let me know.
What if I don’t have time to pack “fancy” school lunches?:
Neither do I. That’s why I include tips and tricks to make packing these lunches as quick as possible. Try your best to prep in advance.
School Lunch Ideas
Here are my school lunch ideas and lunch for kids posts:
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