To help spark some lunch ideas we asked members of the Communications Team to bring in a lunch that they’d send with their child. There was only one rule: it had to be made with items we had on hand. Here’s what we came up with:
- yogurt drink
- ham and cheese
- cheese grits tots (learn to make these yummy bites of deliciousness)
- granola bar
- bean salad (make this salad by combining a bean mix or chickpeas with tomatoes, cucumbers, salt, pepper and lemon juice)
- turkey, lettuce, cucumber and mayo wrap
- crackers and cheese
- carrots and tzatziki dip
- Pack a reusable water bottle. This is a great alternative to sugary drinks.
- Pack enough food to last 2 nutrition breaks.
- Practice opening and closing food containers.
- Label your child’s belongings including lunch bag, water bottle and food containers.
- Pack a waste-free lunch by letting nature wrap your food for you! Oranges, bananas, apples and hard-boiled eggs all come in their own handy packaging.
Looking for more inspiration? Check out 6 healthy school lunch ideas your kids will actually eat, Earth-conscious + health-conscious lunch ideas and tips for packing a waste-free lunch.
~ Jamie Campbell, Communications Officer, SCDSB