How to Pack Nutritious Lunches for Your Kids Every Single Day

Feel good about what you're feeding your kids.

1.  Spinach & Bean Burrito Wrap

Did you know a typical bean and cheese burrito from a standard Mexican restaurant has about 500 calories, 1,000 grams of sodium, 25 grams of sugar, and 23 grams of fat? This spinach and bean burrito wrap has just under 300 calories, 5 grams of fat, 3 grams of sugar, and far less sodium than the regular version. And while you can rest assured your child gets their fill of protein and powerful anti-inflammatory- and antioxidant-rich spinach, they get to nosh on familiar ingredients.

2.  Greek Pita Sandwich

The age-old lunch staple, sandwiches are a quick go-to for powering through. Kids love them, but they can get unhealthy quick with processed meats, cheeses, and bread, as well as sugary and fattening condiments. This whole-wheat pita features lean chicken breast for a much healthier alternative that doesn’t incorporate foreign ingredients they’ll shy away from.

3.  Slow Cooker Philly Cheese Chicken Sandwich

Can anything with the term “Philly cheese” in it truly be good for your child? Yes! This version makes healthy swaps without sacrificing the indulgent, juicy goodness a typical Philly cheese steak is known for. Opting for chicken instead of steak, loading up on veggies, and cutting down on fat and calories is a start. They can still enjoy savory Provolone cheese and a crusty wheat roll. This recipe will have your child’s eyes wide with excitement to dig right in.

4.  Cheesy Skillet Bean & Veggie Taco

Tacos are a comfort food kids go crazy over. Other parents will be calling you up for this crowd pleaser. The recipe features an overwhelmingly healthy dose of veggies, including zucchini, mushrooms, squash, and pepper. Plus, there’s plenty of protein from the black beans and cheddar cheese.

5.  Pizza Lasagna Rolls

Pizza and lasagna are two Italian comfort dishes that everyone loves. But their high fat and carb content and lack of nutritional value make them not so great for anyone — especially your child’s lunch. Will anything excite your little one more than the words “pizza,” lasagna,” and “rolls” being put together? Each one has a whopping 14 grams of protein, and a mere 19 grams of carbs. It’s a win-win!

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