What Are Your Favorite Cheap And Healthy School Lunch Hacks?
We want to know all your tips, tricks, and hacks for making your kids’ healthy school lunches.
For parents, it can be challenging to pack healthy and appetizing school lunches that are also cheap…every. single. day.
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But it’s not impossible. Maybe you actually know of some tips, tricks, or hacks for cheap and healthy lunches that get your kids excited whenever they go to school.
If you do, share them with the class!
You might have started skipping the prepackaged snacks in favor of your own healthier ones.
Hellooo…homemade Fruit Roll-Ups.
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Or maybe you started packing leftovers because, well, dinner was healthy AF and you’re saving money that way.
Maybe this is actually a thing you do with breakfast leftovers rather than dinner. Or maybe you just make everything in large batches.
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Perhaps your kid(s) only eats healthy when the food is cut into fun shapes, like animals or flowers, so you use a cookie cutter to get the job done.
Maybe this trick works no matter the type of food, whether that’s sandwiches, fruit, or cheese.
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Or maybe you’ve experimented with skewers, which not only had an array of different healthy foods on them, but were also more fun to eat.
Let us know if you love the idea of skewers, but have found a work-around so you can avoid sending your kid to school with pointy sticks.
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Lemon-Herb Shortbread Cookies
These surprisingly sophisticated cookies are made with less butter than traditional shortbread, and almond flour replaces some of the refined white flour for extra nutrients. Get a head start by making the dough up to a month ahead and freezing it. Serve these cookies on their own, or as part of a pretty post-dinner spread with fruit, nuts, and dark chocolate.
Pear Tarte Tatin
A little indulgence goes a long way in this luscious tarte. Our version has less butter and sugar than usual and instead relies on the pears’ juices to create a mouthwatering caramel sauce. Don’t be tempted to use Bartlett pears in this recipe, but Bosc will do in a pinch. The unsweetened whipped cream is perfect counterpoint to the caramelized fruit.