10 Fun and Healthy Lunchbox Ideas for Kids

These healthy and tasty lunch ideas will help keep young schoolchildren full and focused. (Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

A healthy lunch that kids want to eat helps keep them full and focused. (Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

Nutrition is a family affair. Send young children off to school on the right nutritional foot with these 10 tasty (and easy!) ideas for packable school lunches (via FamilyEducation.com):

1. All-American Favorite
Many kids love turkey. Make a turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread with lettuce and mayonnaise or butter. Add a small juice box or water bottle, sliced apples and baby carrots.

2. Make Your Own
Pre-packaged lunches are loaded with fat and sodium, but you can make your own for less money. Invest in a few sectioned containers (or repurpose a small, plastic, fish tackle box) to pack the food in. For mini pizzas: Arrange round crackers, shredded cheese, pepperoni slices, and a small amount of tomato sauce packed in doubled plastic snack bags. Add sliced carrots and low-fat ranch dressing, or celery and peanut butter.Continue Reading …