As much as I have always known how important it is to incorporate healthy options into Aidan’s daily menu, something has clicked for me in the past year. I think that being pregnant and having a baby girl made a light bulb go off. I hear about early puberty and abnormal growth patterns more and more. I know that the common denominator has to be the foods that we are feeding our young children. Having a four year old poses a huge challenge. He is incredibly selective about what foods he will eat, and many of you with a four year old can relate. Still, I have to commit to making sure he’s eating properly. Since toddlers are constantly on the go, their diet is an important element to keep up with. Especially since Aidan was a preemie, I always make sure he is getting enough fruits and veggies, as well as all of the extra calories, that he needs. Now that he’s off to school, it poses a bigger issue. I’ve had to challenge myself to come up with healthy kid approved lunch box foods to pack him each day.
5 Healthy Kid Approved Lunch Box Foods
- Greek Yogurt: It is jam packed with healthy bacteria known to aid in digestion and boost immunity. It also contains less sugar than regular yogurt and will help to keep your child’s blood sugar under control.
- Whole Grains: Breads and crackers made with whole grains are a great way to pack extra vitamins and fiber into their diet.
- Carrots: They have the sweet taste that kids crave, yet pack tons of vitamins like the vision enhancing vitamin A. Carrots are also packed with folate, and dietary fiber.
- Turkey: Roll up some turkey and cheese or throw it on a sandwich. Turkey is one of the healthiest forms of poultry that you can serve your little one. It is packed with protein yet low in fat and calories.
- Berries: Berries are filled with tons of great antioxidants. They are considered a super food, and are great at protecting against diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.
A healthy homemade lunch can help you keep your kids happy and energized all day long. Since many schools have banned using traditional peanut butter on sandwiches, you can use substitutes to create delicious sandwiches your kids will still love. Clean up is another story all together. I don’t know about your little ones, but mine is terrible about cleaning his hands. I have to urge him and remind him on a regular basis to wash up, especially before and after meals. It is particularly worrisome when he is out of my sight at school. I started packing Wet Ones Singles for him to use each day in his lunch box. Target has Wet Ones Singles for right around $2.50. Wet Ones are a great option for kids because their Aloe formula won’t dry or irritate their skin like hand sanitizers can. Plus, they’re hypoallergenic and fit easily in to a lunch box or back pack. Make sure your child is staying healthy at school and using Wet Ones before and after each meal!
What snacks do you include in your child’s lunch box?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wet Ones®. The opinions and text are all mine.