So you’re still just trying to get used to the idea of school starting on a Friday and you have no idea what to pack in your kid’s lunch.
That’s okay…because we’re back with our third annual list of healthy school lunches.
All our recipes are from our own food blogger and dietitian, Jamie Vespa, MS, RD, LD/N. Vespa is a former Tampa General Hospital dietitian who’s now assistant nutrition editor at Cooking Light magazine. (You can check out more of her recipes for TGH Health News and her blog, Dishing Out Health.)
You’ll see these are packed with fresh flavors that kids actually like – from carrots to cinnamon to coconut. There are fun takes on kids’ favorites, including pizza and tacos.
Here are a few of our kid-friendly recipes that are healthy, too:
Fun Finger Foods
Because every kid likes to eat with their fingers.
Last Night’s Leftovers
Here are some quick meals you can make for dinner, then pack in your kid’s lunch box the next day. (Bonus: a few tips from our experts on how busy parents can still dish up homemade meals.)
For all those kids who don’t like eating their animal friends.
These are desserts you don’t have to feel guilty about.
Need more brown-bag ideas? Check out our lists from the past two years: