8 Organic School Lunchbox Meals That Can Be Prepared The Night Before

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#1: Roll it Up

Wraps are great for kids because they are highly customizable and are perfect for kids of all ages. Whether it is a whole-wheat or vegetable based tortilla – adding loads of fresh vegetables and a yummy dip makes for a great lunch. Think of it as a salad rolled up into a sandwich – what could be better for you than that? Another option is a Mexican themed wrap, think beans, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese – a burrito of sorts.

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#2: Healthy Lunchables

Many children like the lunchables type meal – the problem is that store bought prepackaged lunches are packed with artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. Not to mention, the waste associated with the packaging. Instead, pack a yummy assortment of organic whole-wheat crackers, cheeses and spreads, and then pair with a fresh fruit and vegetable and you have a great lunch that any child will devour.

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#3: Vegetable and Fruit Muffins

Who doesn’t like a muffin? A great way to add extra fruit and vegetable servings to your child’s meal is by adding it to your favorite muffin recipe. You can pack almost any type of fruit inside a muffin and many vegetables too – our favorites include yams, carrots, broccoli and mushrooms. And when you can make a couple of muffins into a lunch entree, it’s a great thing!

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#4: Pita Pockets

Pita Pockets are perfect for school lunchboxes, they are compact and can be packed full of all kinds of yummy ingredients. And when I say Pita Pockets, I don’t mean the frozen, highly processed versions – I am talking organic whole wheat pitas stuffed with cheese, lettuce, tomato, avocado, and any of your favorite veggies. You can add whatever veggies your child enjoys for a lunch that is sure to please.

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2 Responses to “8 Organic School Lunchbox Meals That Can Be Prepared The Night Before”

  1. mommabear says:

    Love the ideas for lunches for the little ones! Question…..how are you keeping lasagna warm till lunchtime for him since he doesn’t have access to microwave?’

  2. Jennie Lyon says:

    Hi Mommabear,

    We use a large soup thermos to hold the lasagna – it keeps it warm until lunchtime!

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