Having a few tried and true supplies on hand will make packing a healthy school lunch so much easier for you and your kids!
Why Your Kids Should Pack Their Own Lunches
As many of you know, my kids have been making their own lunches since the 1st grade. I learned my lesson with my oldest son that they should be packing their own food as soon as he traded the ENTIRE lunch I made for him for a single piece of candy! (I believe it was a single candy corn!) ha ha.. At that moment I decided to let them decide what they were going to put in their own lunches, with some guidelines so that they could learn what a balanced lunch looks like. When kids have more control over what they eat, they are much more likely to eat it!
A balanced lunch should have a grain, protein, vegetable, and a fruit. I created a chart that will help guide your kids to pack a balanced lunch all on their own!
Lunch Packing Supplies
Disposable Lunch Packing Supplies
Brown Paper Bags These are incredibly durable bags and come in a pack of 100 for under $10. If your child can’t bring a reusable lunch box to school, these bags are the way to go!
Disposable Portion Cups 5.5 ounces. These are great for packing fruit, dips, sauces, yogurt and anything that works well in a small container.
Paper Sandwich Bags These bags are not only super cute, but are perfect for packing sandwiches! They are recyclable, sealable and are food-safe and grease-resistant.
Having the right supplies can really help make lunch packing so much easier! What are some of your favorite supplies?
I'm a registered dietitian, mom of 4, avid lover of food and strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you will find lots of delicious recipes full of fruits and veggies, tips for getting your kids to eat better and become intuitive eaters and lots of resources for feeding your family.Learn More about Natalie