I don’t know if you are like me or not, but I fall into the PB&J trap way too often. I mean, it’s fine every now and then but when it’s every day the kids get sick of it. Lunchables just aren’t an option. Here are a few ideas for inexpensive, relatively nutritious lunches that we’ve enjoyed lately.
Top with regular potato toppings, chili, cheese and broccoli, whatever. My kids love baked potatoes for lunch!
Super cheap and easy!
Whole wheat pasta with marinara sauce
For extra protein, add a little chopped meat or top with shredded cheese.
Fresh fruits and veggies, some kind of protein (hard boiled eggs, sandwich meat, nuts), and crackers or bread.
Tuna fish sandwiches
Are my kids the only crazy ones in the world who actually like this? If your kids aren’t into tuna, maybe they’d like chicken salad or plain old egg salad.