Save money and help your budget with these healthy kids lunch boxes!
As some of you know, we home school our kids and travel the country in our RV. Since we home school we don’t have a real need for packable school lunches. A reader reached out to me to ask if I could do a series on healthy kids lunch boxes that are budget friendly and Paleo! She asked and we delivered! Something awesome came of this! We now have breakfast and lunch ready to go everyday! We just pull it out of the refrigerator, re-heat if needed (breakfast) and serve. This makes my life so much easier, especially since I am not a morning person and the thought of standing in front of the stove at 6:00am is not appealing! I prepare breakfasts and lunches once a week and have healthy, portable meals the whole week! My boys are loving this new routine because it means that they get their favorite foods everyday and they don’t have to wait a long time for me to get coffee going and cook their breakfast or lunch! They often help me make their lunches which cuts down on waste!
I bought a Goodbyn Bynto Food Container for each of the boys. I really like these containers because they lock tight, are easy to carry and they hold a good amount of food (even an adult could use it). In addition to the Goodbyn Bynto Food Container I bought clear plastic 2 oz Plastic Shot Cups with Lids for sauces, almond butter and dressings and Silicone Baking Cups for items that I didn’t want rolling around. The baking cups are great if you are going to be able to store your container without it tipping over. I found Small Bamboo Skewers at the local grocery store. These aren’t really necessary, but the kids love them! I cut the pointy tips off after the food is skewered so they aren’t tempted to poke each other with them! If it isn’t in the budget just leave it out! Another great (and cheaper) alternative to Goodbyn Bynto Food Containers is Ziploc Containers like the ones I use for the adult Paleo lunch boxes!
All of our healthy kids lunch boxes are grain free, peanut free, soy free and gluten free. Some contain dairy. My kids eat cheeses, yogurt and yogurt ranch dressing! No, it is not perfect Paleo, but if it get’s my kids to eat their vegetables and is reasonably healthy, we are ok with it! Just like with our make-ahead breakfasts, we allow them to drink either a cup of raw milk or water! We occasional have fresh-squeezed juices as a choice with our lunches as well.
Fruits used in this week’s healthy kids lunch boxes:
Dehydrated banana chips (home made)
Vegetables used in this week’s healthy kids lunch boxes:
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