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Healthy Vegan and Vegetarian School Lunch: Recipes and Ideas

Bento Box School Lunch Kits: Fun and Earth-Friendly

Laptop Lunches school bento box

Bento box school lunch kits are a fun route to healthy meals your kids will actually eat! If these contemporary bento boxes were available when my kids were growing up, they would have made the process of packing lunches much more enjoyable. As it was, I stood in the kitchen at 6:30 a.m. every school day for 14 years, packing adequate yet boring lunches for my kids. They grew up vegetarian until ages 10 and 12, then went vegan, and never wanted to buy lunch at school.

The ingenious bento box lunch kits that are so easy to come by these days inspires your child to enjoy his or her homemade lunches, and helps you, as the parent, enjoy making them! Older kids and teens will eventually be make and pack their own lunches in these colorful kits. And lest you think, “oh, no, unhealthy plastic!” these containers are safe in every way, including being BPA-free. Continue Reading…

Healthy School Lunch Recipes and Tips

Lunch box pasta salad

Summer always seems to disappear quickly, and back-to-school days find parents scrambling to get the kids ready. One thing you can check off your to-do list is finding  healthy school lunch recipes. If your child is vegan or vegetarian, that adds to the challenge. Don’t despair! With our handy list of recipes and ideas, creating easy, tasty school lunches will be a breeze.

And, if you like the idea of having your school lunch info in one neat package, you might enjoy VegKitchen’s affordable, 47-page pdf e-book. This little e-book’s recipes and ideas (more than 50 in total) will make the task of making school lunch for kids who are vegetarian or vegan a bit easier and even more fun. The recipes here will also be useful for those following dairy-free diets due to allergy or intolerance. For more information, go to Healthy School Lunches: Recipes and Ideas. Continue Reading…

How to Make Waste-Free Nutritious School Lunches

Lunch box pasta salad

If you’re like us, you start the school year with enthusiastic plans to send your kids to school with lunches that are nutritious, affordable, and easy to make. You promise that you’ll plan ahead. You’ll put more effort into it. You’ll cut out the junk. But somehow mid-year finds us settled once again into our old lunch-making routine, frustrated and in search of fresh ideas. But don’t despair — here are some great tips on how to make fresh, waste-free nutritious school lunches fresh lunches. Try some of these ideas:
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Vegan Sandwiches and Wraps: Easy Ideas

vegan hummus, cucumber, and avocado wraps

Here are lots of tasty options to explore for portable vegan sandwiches and wraps — easy ideas for vegans and vegetarians that are great for school lunches and for adults who are tired of pricey restaurant lunches and need some fresh brown bag vegan sandwiches and wraps options. You might also like 10 Easy Vegan Wraps to Make in 10 Minutes or Less. Shown above, Hummus, Cucumber, and Avocado Wrap; photo by Lori Maffei.  Continue Reading…

4 Easy Back-to-School Nutrition Tips for Children

Lunch box fruit salad

As you prepare your kids for the school year ahead, what to pack for lunch and snacks for your little darlings is a top priority. If your child is a fussy eater, deciding on good food options can be more difficult. You know your little one needs his or her daily nutrition, but how do you ensure that they don’t turn up their noses at healthy choices? Preparing or at least planning nourishing meals for the morning and lunchtime meals in advance cuts down on last-minute hassles and poor choices. Here are are a few ways to ensure that your children are happy with the meals that start their day, as well as the foods you send with them. Continue Reading…

Fruitful Flavors for the Lunch Box

Berry varieties

Here are some tips for getting more fruits into your child’s lunch box —and getting them eaten! Unfortunately, the season for the abundant array of summer fruits doesn’t coincide with the fall, winter, and spring school schedule. Sure, more fruits than ever before are available year-round due to importing, but they tend to be expensive and quite honestly, just don’t taste as good as fruit in season. Continue Reading…

School Lunch for Vegan Kids: Tips and Strategies

Granola for lunch

If you’re packing school lunch for an older child or teen who has chosen to go vegan, chances are they’re going to feel more adventurous and excited about what they eat for lunch. I mean, packing a spectacular vegan lunch that fills your coworkers or friends with envy is great fun – it’s great to see the look on their faces when they realize that your wonderful-looking, incredibly tasty food is all cruelty-free and vegan! So much for the image of vegan deprivation and suffering that they had!
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