A few times a week I like to bag the boring lunch and get my kids excited about their midday meal by offering some tasty treats that include the characters they know and love. I allow my kids to get excited about their lunch by allowing them to help pick out some tasty treats. I personally love the mini Disney Princesses lunch bags, Kaila brings them home in her lunch box and we reuse them for dry foods like crackers. I also allow my kids to pick out which fruit they want, it gives them power but still guides them to making a healthy choice.
Try these three tips to help your kids get a healthy lunch every day this week:
- Allow your kids to participate by making decisions about what to pack in their lunch
- Include your kids when packing their lunch to teach your kids about the different food groups
- Remember, it’s not just the food that gets kids excited, let them choose a lunch bag or container with their favorite character!
- It’s never too early to teach kids about the importance of cleanliness in the lunch room.Â Disney Princess packs are an easy backpack stuffer for wiping hands and noses.
This week over at Disney D-Lightful Living on Facebook we are discussing lunchbox choices, I personally think the Cars themed Kellogg’s Graham Bites offer the perfect treat for lunch. My kiddos also love Yoplait Go-Gurt. Go-Gurts portability puts yummy, low-fat yogurt in the palm of kids hands. Phineas & Ferb or Wizards of Waverly Place value packs sport fun trivia on every tube. We also love products like Brothers All Natural Freeze Dried Fruit Crisps. These 100% natural fresh fruit snacks are available in an array of flavors offering a great alternative to potato chips at lunchtime. And the Disney-themed packaging will bring a midday smile!
My new favorite product is Crunch Pak Foodles, small packs of apples, grapes and cheese. Kind of like those lunch foods kids and parent rave about but with helathy things like fruits and cheese! Whether the day calls for a healthy snack or a mini-meal, Foodles are the perfect choice. The interesting combinations of fruits, veggies and sides like dips, raisins, crackers or cheese are easily transportable. Plus, the fun Mickey-shaped trays featuring colorful images of Mickey Mouse characters promise your little ones will d-lite in finding Foodles in their lunch box. For a special treat I may also let my girls have a Kellogg’s Princess Fruit Snack!
It’s easy for kids to lose interest in eating right when they are at school. What are some of the ways you keep your kids keen on healthy munching?
I am a compensated Disney brand ambassador but this is my real life. Disney is just as passionate about living a healthy lifestyle as I am. All opinions and children are creations of my own.