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10 Healthier Back-to-School Lunch Box Favorites


It’s that time of year again! Kids are headed back to school and the old routine is in full swing – dropping the kids off or taking them to a bus stop, picking them up or arranging babysitters, insisting homework is done every night, and of course, planning and making lunches. And you have to do this dance all while trying to keep your house in order. It can be downright exhausting. But while all of this mayhem ensues, it’s possible to make sure your kids get healthy meals and snacks every day in their lunch box.

There are a lot of lunch box staples, from sandwiches to drink boxes, but they can be high in fat, preservatives and sugar. This year, try a few of these ten healthier back-to-school lunch box favorites to keep your kids eating healthy all year long…

 

1. Meat and Cheese Sandwich

Sandwiches are one of the most popular brown bag lunches for kids in school. Going to the deli for processed meats and cheeses to make this quick and cheap lunch is common in households across North America. But processed meats are filled with preservatives and chemicals, and can be high in sodium and fat. To make this lunch box favorite healthier, cook extra chicken, roast beef or turkey the next time you have it for dinner, and use the leftover meat in place of deli meat. You can make it even better and healthier by using a real slice of cheese instead of the plastic processed cheese slices you typically buy.

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