Q: What are some good, healthy lunches to pack kids that won’t make them crave their friend’s sugary snacks at the lunch table?
A: Creating a healthy school lunch that is satisfying is all about balance. I think the first rule is break away from tradition. Lunch doesn’t have to be a sandwich. Lunch can be an assortment of foods, leftovers from dinner, or interesting plates of small nibbles. Kids love to have choices and some of the most effective lunches give them a variety of options or allow them to build their lunch themselves. For example, think about investing in a great reusable lunch box with a variety of compartments, such as a Laptop Lunch or Bento Lunch Box. You can fill each one with a different treat – fresh grapes in one, roasted chicken from dinner in another, cubed cheese or nuts in yet another. Or you can include the makings of a healthy wrap that your child can assemble at lunch. For more suggestions, you can also check out 9 Healthy & Fun Snacks For Your Kids

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Nancy Massotto is the Founder and Director of the Holistic Moms Network, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Nancy has a passion for living holistic and works to help parents connect, learn and support one another on their journeys through parenting and holistic living. Find more information about Nancy on her website or follow her on Facebook and Twitter.