School is starting back for many youngsters around the country and you face the dilemma of what to pack them for lunch. We've got some great recipes, starting with breakfast on the go, snacks, and lunch time entrees, that are healthy and meatless. Remember, going meatless one day a week can help minimize your carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions, but it can also lower your risk for certain cancers, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Start your kids off on the right foot by packing them a lunch full with nutritious and delicious food.
For breakfast, try these easy to grab, Marble-ous Blueberry Muffins, from the Fit Cook.
Butterfly snack pack-get creative with the contents-this one features grapes and goldfish, but you can really use anything-raisins, popcorn, trail mix, carrots...what will you use?
No Bake Cookies are the way to go!
For lunch, you may be able to squeak by with a pb&j sandwich, but if you were anything like me as a child-that's just not going to cut it! Try an easy pasta salad, like this one from More Than Burnt Toast.
Parents.com instead! It's a Honey, Almond Butter and Banana Sandwich.
And of course don't forget, it's all in the packaging. Use a reusable lunch box instead of paper or plastic bags, and reusable containers instead of plastic sandwich baggies everyday.
These collapsible lunch boxes from Smart Planet save space...
Dabbawalla are machine washable!