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Packing their lunch is easy when you stock up on school-friendly snacks and meals.

Sending a child off on the first day of school can be a nerve-wracking experience, but you can make sure they’re well-fed and filled with energy by sending them with a great school lunch! There are more options than ever for healthy and delicious back to school lunch ideas, so kids can stay full, satisfied, and even a bit sophisticated.

There’s nothing more classic than sandwiches for kids, and now you can give them a modern twist. Start with healthy breads like wheat and seven grain, then fill them with delicious deli meats, tasty cheese, creamy peanut butter, organic jelly, and some creative condiments (but not all at once, unless you’re really feeling adventurous). Other great lunch for kids options include macaroni and cheese, soups, and bagels, and that’s just scratching the surface of healthy school lunch ideas.

Once you’ve got the main course out of the way, fill kids lunch boxes with some tasty treats. Snacks are a key essential for a school lunch, serving as a reward for a hard morning of work. You can go with some classic chips, pretzels or popcorn (and spice them up with some new flavor twists) or go with something sweet, like cookies, brownies or pudding. There are healthy versions of each of them, too, so you can fill back to school lunches with nutritious meals that fuel kids for learning all afternoon.

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