Sep 10 2010

lunchbox love – the series

photo courtesy of M. Patrizio

5 Nutrition Must-Haves For Your Kids School Lunch
by Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD of Raise Healthy Eaters

Lunchbox Menu Ideas For Everyday of the Week:

Monday’s Lunch Idea is featured in a lunchbox made by PlanetBox.
Tuesday’s Lunch Idea is featured in a lunchbox made by LapTop Lunches.
Wednesday’s Lunch Idea provided by Super Healthy Kids
Thursday’s Lunch Idea is featured in a lunchbox made by GoodByn.
Friday’s Lunch Idea is featured in a divided container made by LunchBot.

Lunchboxes Reviewed on Foodie-isms:

PlanetBox Review
LapTop Lunches Review
GoodByn Review
LunchBot Review
Lunch Box Notes Review

Lunchbox Recipes

Strawberry N’Cream Sandwich
Cinnamon Apple Sandwich

Fun Lunch Paraphernalia:

Say Please Lunch Box Notes reviewed by nice shoes, a great bag, and no drama

Contributing Blog Sites:

Raise Healthy Eaters by Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
Super Healthy Kids by Amy Roskelley
nice shoes, a great bag, and no drama by Leigh Macdonald


Sep 10 2010

friday’s lunchbox idea

-Rice with Kirby Black Beans and Chopped Onion
-Multi-Grain Tortillas: whole grain white corn, oats, buckwheat & barley
-Real Fruit Bites (mango chunks) by Dole, w/Yogurt and Whole Grain Oats
-String Cheese
-Fruitable (fruit & vegetable drink) by Apple & Eve

Tip #5 Reduce the amount of plastic bags used by purchasing containers with compartments, which negates the use and waste of plastic bags.

Click here to read the entire ‘lunchbox love’ series.


Sep 9 2010

thursday’s lunchbox idea

-Egg salad with shredded carrots on top of crunchy sprouts
-One whole-wheat mini pita pocket, cut in half
-Cucumber and carrots with tzatziki sauce
-Fruit kabobs: oranges, strawberry cantaloup, cheery & fresh mint
-Water with lime or lemon slices

Tip #4 Get your children involved in preparing their lunches – preferable the night before to make for a non-rushed morning. Involving children in this process lets them have ownership in their lunch and more likely to eat it.

Chloe and Kenzie both enjoy making fruit kabobs and topping them with fresh mint from their herb garden.

One local mom prepares an assortment of fresh fruit for her daughters to assemble. They use fresh mint from their herb garden in between each piece of fruit.

Click here to read the entire ‘lunchbox love’ series.


Sep 8 2010

wednesday’s lunchbox idea

– Veggie wrap
– Grapes
– Broccoli Salad
– Homemade Granola Bars

Tip #3 Use whole-grain breads, wraps or pita pockets. The whole-grain will provide energy, vitamins, iron and help keep your child satisfied longer.

This lunch has a veggie wrap (made with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, avocado, shredded carrots, and a light cream cheese spread), homemade granola bars, grapes, and broccoli salad. The top of this lunch box has a built in ice pack that keeps everything cold.

Blogger, Amy Roskelley provided this healthy lunchbox idea. Amy’s Super Healthy Kids blog provides parents with the tools and ideas to feed their children healthier food. Her kids always take lunch to school, so it’s important to her to pack it full of nutrients so they can be productive throughout the school day.

For more healthy kid ideas visit Amy’s blogs at Super Healthy Kids.

Click here to read the entire ‘lunchbox love’ series.