Sweet recipe: Lunchbox season is back

Nutritious lunch box options for the new school year (Photo by Kristen Massad)
Nutritious lunch box options for the new school year (Photo by Kristen Massad)

Summers are made up of late nights, no routine and a lot of tiresome fun, and it is not always easy getting back into the school routine. For me, the early mornings are the hardest part. Getting everyone up, dressed, fed a nutritious breakfast, lunches packed and out the door on time can be a challenge.
As important as breakfast is for ourselves and our kids, so is the lunch we pack to fuel the rest of their day. The lunch box routine does not have to be intimidating or stressful when you have an organized refrigerator of simple and healthy options. In my family, we love a classic sandwich, but I always like to change it up so lunches don’t look the same every day. Here’s some easy-to-make crowd pleasers to get your school year started on the right note with plenty of big flavor.

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In the lunchbox:

Turkey and cheese skewers
Sweet potato chips
Grapes
Edamame

PBJ Roll Ups
Apple slices
Carrots and ranch
Pretzel sticks

Salami and crackers
Mozzarella balls
Cucumbers and tomatoes
Dried fruit mix

Pasta salad
Sugar snap peas
Strawberries with yogurt dip
Popcorn

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