13 Healthy Lunchbox Ideas for Kids

Packing your child's lunch for school can become a very monotonous chore. With the average school year lasting 180 days, that's a whole lot of meals to prepare.

It's easy to fall into a lunchbox rut, especially if your child has their "favorites" and is selective (aka picky) in what they eat. But there's no reason it has to be the same lunch every day. You get tired of packing (and your child gets tired of eating) the same old sandwich, veggie and fruit combination. If you're looking for something new, try these lunchbox ideas that can help you think outside the box... the bread box that is.

Packed with healthy nutrients for growing kids, this collection of snack bites to sandwich alternatives is perfect for smaller hands and big appetites. You're sure to find something in this list that your child will happily munch on. You might even find a few recipes you like yourself; don't worry, they're good for big hands, too.

About the Author

Angela Bekkala

Angela Bekkala is an ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist and RRCA Running Coach. With a background in exercise science and over 15 years of experience in the industry, she is well versed in movement. She is the author behind the popular healthy living blog, Happy Fit Mama, that focuses on running, yoga, fitness and sharing nutritious recipes for the whole family.

Angela Bekkala is an ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist and RRCA Running Coach. With a background in exercise science and over 15 years of experience in the industry, she is well versed in movement. She is the author behind the popular healthy living blog, Happy Fit Mama, that focuses on running, yoga, fitness and sharing nutritious recipes for the whole family.

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