5 Healthy Lunchbox Swaps Your Kids Will Love

Abigail Blank - The Upside Blog | Vitacost.com/blog

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

School lunches. We’ve talked about them ad nauseum. But the same disillusionment we have with packing them, our children have with eating them. You’re in a rut. You know it, they know it, the janitors at school know it (when they watch your little one throw away the carrot sticks you packed for the 80th time). So, along with those new shoes and backpacks, let’s come up with some new lunchbox ideas. Find some good swaps for the less-healthy options you were serving before, and create twists on old favorites.

5 Healthy Lunchbox Swaps Your Kids Will Love

If you dislike packing lunches almost as much as you despise what the cafeteria serves, these yummy snacks will take the guesswork out of filling those brown bags. You might even be able to get your kids to pack the lunches themselves. I know, don’t have a heart attack, it really is possible.

To start off this new school year with a little relief, maybe even excitement, here are five easy, no-brainer swaps for your kids’ school lunches.

Boom Chicka Pop Sea Salt Popcorn

Same Old: Potato chips

New Swap: Boom Chicka Pop Popcorn with Sea Salt

MaraNatha All Natural Sunflower Seed Butter

Same Old: Celery sticks

New Swap: Celery sticks with Maranatha Sunflower Seed Butter (safe for nut-free schools!)

Dang Caramel Sea Salt Toasted Coconut Chips

Same Old: Graham crackers

New Swap: Dang Coconut Chips with Caramel and Sea Salt

Nutiva O'Coconut Lightly Sweetened Coconut Treat

Same Old: Gummy fruit snacks

New Swap: Nutiva O’Coconut Treat

VitaCoco Pure Coconut Water in Lemonade Flavor

Same Old: Juice box

New Swap: Vita Coco Coconut Water, Lemonade Flavor