Back to School Lunch Planner and Lunch Ideas

Back to School Lunch Planner and Lunch Ideas

Back to school lunch ideas

The 2015-16 School year has begun and we are all trying to get back into a regular routine. One of the biggest issues that parents face is what to pack for lunch for our children. A lot of parents struggle every morning, rushing around trying to come up with ideas for lunch foods that our children will not only eat but will provide nutrition as well. More often than not, we end up picking foods that are either not the healthiest choice, or we grab something that our child might not even want in four hours.

Magnetic food chart

Free Downloadable Magnetic Lunch Chart

From the Martha Stewart website comes a free printable, magnetic lunch chart that will help parents map out lunch meals for the week while allowing the child to help choose the food that they want.

Download both the chart and the food name labels, print them on full-size magnet sheets, like Avery 3270, fill out the labels with healthy sandwiches, fruits, snacks, and desserts, then let your child help plan their lunches for the week. This process will help save time and make grocery shopping much easier. This is a project that you can do with your children that will get them more involved in their food choices and healthy lifestyles, as studies have shown that children are more likely to eat their lunch if they help choose the menu.

6 Fun, Creative Lunch Ideas

Here are some great ideas for lunch foods that you children will love. Click the images below to be taken to food.com where you can see the ingredients for each item.

 

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What are your choices for lunchtime foods? Have you tried any of these? Let us know in the comments below! And don’t forget to share this post with your friends!

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