It’s hard to believe but the first day of school is quickly approaching so it’s time to start sharing our favorite school lunch ideas. Today on Family Food Live with Holly & Chris, we started our Back to School series with 5 Healthy Back to School Lunch Ideas.
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Most lunch box ideas feature foods your kiddos enjoy but here are some fun ideas to fill your lunch box or mason jar.
By now you have seen this amazing Mason Jar lunch hack by Smart School House — we are putting our own spin on it with a few of our ideas.
Mason Jar Lunch Ideas
- Wheat Thins
- Scoop Chips
- Vanilla Yogurt or Cool Whip
- Strawberries & Blueberries
- Fresh Kale
- Olive Oil
- Sea Salt
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
- Wash and dry Kale completely
- Drizzle with Olive Oil and sprinkle with Sea Salt
- Bake 10-15 minutes until edges are brown
- 1 Red Bell Pepper
- 1 Green Bell Pepper
- Pimento Cheese
- Cream Cheese
- Cut both peppers in half and scoop out the insides
- In a mixing bowl, mix together cream cheese and chives
- Add cream cheese mixture to each side of the red pepper
- Add pimento cheese to green pepper
Lunch Box Ideas
This lunch box idea contains Zucchini Cupcakes, string cheese, pepper boat (recipe above), pretzel goldfish and strawberries/blackberries.
This lunch box idea has a hard boiled egg, salami slices, apple sauce, broccoli and Cheese Itz.
And this lunch box contains bologna and cheese, orange, kale chips (recipe above), blackberries and a Cocoa Loco gluten free bar.
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