School’s Almost Back—Here’s How to Pack a Healthy Lunch for Picky Eaters

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School’s almost back in session and do you know what that means—it’s time to start packing lunches. If you have a picky eater you know just how hard it is to pack school lunches that your child loves and that are healthy. But with these tips, we’ve got you covered.

Go Beyond Basics

Sandwiches are a tried and true classic, but after a while, they can be boring. Instead, experiment with whole-wheat bagels, kebabs, pasta salad, and whole-grain pancakes or waffles.

Get Creative with Presentation

Make food easier and more fun to eat by creating bite-size foods and packing them on toothpicks or skewered. Dippable meals like veggies and hummus or spinach dip are always a favorite. Give sandwiches an upgrade by cutting them into fun shapes with cookie cutters or turning them into sushi by rolling them.

Make Snacks at Home

Granola bars and fruit snacks a staple, but make them healthier by making them at home. They’ll have less sugar and fewer additives. You can also make them to include your kid’s favorites.

Add Color

Use fruits and vegetables to add color to the lunches. The pops of color will stand out against the beige food, making it more fun to eat.