Back To School Tips – 6 Healthy Lunch Packing Choices
With back to school season coming up, here are some healthy yet exciting lunch ideas that will keep you full for the entire day.
1. Simple Chicken Wraps With Fruit On The Side
You can never go wrong with a simple yet filling chicken wrap. These wraps are easy to whip up and you can even make them ahead of time, so you can grab them in the morning and be out the door. All you need is your favorite seasoned chicken or leftover chicken, some wraps, vegetables of your choice, cheese, and some yummy sauces to some tasty flair.
Assemble your wraps and cut them in half for easy storage in your lunch container and if you still feel a little hungry, you can put some cut up fruit on the side too, like strawberries, mangoes, peaches, apples, etc. This will create a wholesome and fulfilling lunch to keep you full until the end of the day.
2. Easy 15 Minute Pasta
Pasta is also a great way to add that extra protein and carbohydrates to your school lunches. When you are at school, you need something filling because you are busy all day long. This pasta is easy to make and can be enjoyed hot or cold.
Boil your pasta and set it aside. Then you can either make a simple red sauce or get the marinara sauce from the grocery store if you want to make it quick, or you can make a simple olive oil, garlic and parmesan sauce which is super easy to make and tastes amazing. Toss your pasta in it and you have yourself an amazing pasta that took less than 15 minutes from start to finish.
3. Pizza Pita Pockets
If you want to fancy up your lunches a little bit, then these pizza pita pockets will be your new favorite. These are very easy to make.
All you need is some pita bread, cut it in half and fill it up with all of your favorite pizza sauces and toppings and don’t forget to add lots of cheese too. Pop it in the oven and allow the cheese to melt and develop a beautiful golden-brown crust. Allow them to cool for a minute and pop them in your lunch container and you are good to go. You can also add some nuts and fruits on the side.
4. Hummus And Veggies
This is a very simple lunch if you don’t have a large appetites and are looking for a vegetarian option.
Gather your favorite veggies in a lunch container. You can go for baby carrots, grape tomatoes, boiled sweet potatoes, celery sticks, or any other veggie you like. Arrange them in a corner and in a separate container, add a good and generous helping of hummus or any other dipping sauce. You can also opt for tahini because it pairs so well with veggies.
5. Yogurt Bowls
If you prefer sweet stuff over savory during lunch, then this protein-filled yogurt bowl is the best option for you.
Add a couple of good spoonfuls of your favorite yogurt in a container. From here, you can get creative with your toppings. Add different fruits, granola, seeds, and nuts to elevate the flavor and texture of your yogurt bowl. You can also add berries and even shaved dark chocolate for a different note of flavor. This yogurt bowl will keep you full for the rest of the school day.
6. Egg Salad Sandwich
If you are a fan of eggs and sandwiches, then here is an amazing recipe to try. All you need to do is add a couple of boiled eggs in a bowl, along with mayo, parsley, and some essential seasonings. Mix it together and you have a spread to put on your sandwich.
To assemble the sandwich, on a slice of bread, add some lettuce and tomatoes. Now top the sandwich off with your egg spread and pop the second piece of bread on top to have a tasty egg salad sandwich.
There you have it! These lunches are yummier than your typical grab and go options. They fill you up and keep your energy levels up throughout the school day too. Who says healthy lunches are boring?