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DIY healthy lunchables for back to school

DIY healthy lunchables for back to school

It’s back to school season, which means new clothes, new expectations and another year closer to high school…. Ok I’m exaggerating, my daughter is 8 going on 15. and my son is 8 going on 5, they are complete opposite. If you’re kids are anything like mine, then you can agree with what I’m about to say..they love food, I mean they can eat every hour if I let them, not to mention they don’t always agree with the food choices I serve them. As much as I have tried to instill healthy food choices in their lives, they seem to gravitate toward junk food, luckily I came up with a solution, since I know many kids love lunchables, I decided to make a fun activity and have them create their own lunchables, of course with healthy alternatives I provided. This activity was really fun for the kiddos and I was happy to see them create their own healthy lunch without having me nag them.

diy healthy luncables for back to schoolMy daughter’s ideal lunch is a turkey sandwhich, grapes, lots of water and anything with cheese involved, so she loved the idea of having her Annie’s Cheddar bunnies included. I have bought Annie’s cheddar bunnies many times in the past for my toddler, but they are definitely a household favorite and there is no age limit to enjoy them either. This healthy DIY lunchable was Mom and daughter approved!

My daughter’s DIY healthy lunchable included:

  • Turkey sandwich
  • Annie’s cheddar bunnies
  • String cheese
  • Honest pouch drink

diy healthy lunchables for back to school

My son’s ideal lunch is anything involving beans, fruit and juice. Since it has been so hot lately in San Diego I wanted to make sure that his fruit wouldn’t spoil, so we added the Plum’s Mashups, it’s super convenient and can easily be incorporated into his daily routine.

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My son’s DIY healthy lunchable included:

  • Homemade bean burritos
  • Plum’s Mashups
  • Honest pouch drink
  • Fruit
  • Annie’s cheddar bunnies

I have to admit I am the one who does all the cooking and preparing of meals for my family, but it was nice to see my kids take charge of their health and create delicious and healthy DIY lunchables. As a parent it’s my job to ensure my kids are growing up healthy, and what better way to do that then to make smarter food choices within our household. My twins are at the tender age where they are extremely active and need all the nutrients possible.

How do you get your kids involved when it comes to making their lunch? I hope these DIY lunchables gave you some ideas on how to incorporate healthy food alternatives from the traditional lunchables, which carries unnecessary amounts of fat and preservatives.

diy healthy lunchables for back to school

Need ideas for #backtoschool lunches? Try these easy and healthy last minute DIY lunchables your kids will love. Click To Tweet

disclosure: I received Annie’s cheddar bunnies and Plum’s Mashups products as part of the Savvy Sassy Moms Product Scouts Program, savvy sassy moms product scouts

 

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