Back to School! Bento Boxes for the Win!

And they are off… I cannot believe it; my boys are officially in 2ndand 4thgrade! The first day of school went as expected, it was a bit of a heartbreaker. We recently moved resulting in the boys going to a new school this year. My youngest is not a fan of change and the whole move has been rough on him to say the least. The first day of school was accompanied by some tears, fortunately he has a wonderful teacher who turned his day around! My oldest made things a little easier on my mommy heart by going into the first day of school like a champ! Ultimately, we are all excited to see what this school year has in store for us!

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With the first day of school under my belt, I want to share how I pack the boy’s lunches! As a mom I know this can be a daunting task, so here are my tips & tricks to transform it into a rewarding one! I mean what’s better than knowing your kiddo is eating a well-balanced and nutritious meal at school?!

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You guys, BENTO BOXES ARE WHERE IT’S AT!! They are perfect for keeping foods separate and making it so easy to pack all the right stuff. I plan ours out by protein, fruits, veggies, fat, and a little treat! I have one kiddo that is sweet and one that is salty, so I pack each box a little different. Just incase your wondering, I got my Bento boxes from amazon, I added the link if your interested, click here.

Did you know that micronutrition is healthy for kids too? Of course, their numbers are going to be different, but protein, fats, and carbs are still super important. I do not track macros for my kids, but I do try to make balanced meals based on the guidelines. Below are some great ideas you can try!

MBH back to school blog PROTEINMBH back to school image carbsMBH back to school blog image fatsDon’t let packing lunches bring you down. Get creative and have some fun! I promise your kids will love having fun and nutritious lunches at school! They will be the talk of the lunchroom! I always love sharing my favorite tips and tricks. Living a healthy lifestyle is one of the greatest things you could ever do for yourself and your family. I hope some of my favorite Bento Box ideas will become some of yours too! Good luck this school year!

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