My son LOVES lunchables, but they can be super costly and laden with salt. He isn’t a huge sandwich person and at least I can get him to eat well with a lunchable. Now I jazz it up and make it my own creation. I use small snack bags to house the componants and put them in a wide tupperware container like a neat little lunch package. Some use reusable cupcake rubber thingies to compartmentalize, but I can buy a box of snack bags at the Dollar Tree for $1 and I get 25 of them. So I’d rather that option.
I bought the following for “Lunchable” lunches
- Deli Ham Low Sodium
- Deli Turkey Salami
- Blocks of Sharp Chedder and Colby Jack
- Ritz Crackers
- Cucumbers n Chive Cream Cheese
- Baby Carrots
- Celery and Ranch
- Fresh Fruits
- String Cheese
- Hard Boiled Eggs
He also has a small thermos that I fill with water and include a lemon wedge or lime wedge with a “pinch” of sugar. Healthier than juices or drinks and keeps him hydrated.
With lunches on the rise as far as price (almost $4/day) and for the money, you really are never going to get “healthy” lunches. They skimp, cut corners, buy less than desireable product and I don’t want my kid eating it.