Home > School and Learning > Back to School > Preparing for Back to School > 10 Easy Ideas for Better Bag Lunches

Slideshow Iconslideshows MORE

|

10 Easy Ideas for Better Bag Lunches

7 of 11
SaladBar

Salad Bar to Go


Maybe your child doesn't love eating salad at home, but he does if you're at a restaurant where he gets to pick the fixin's at a salad bar. Use that same concept for school lunches. Ask him about his favorite kind of lettuce and what he likes to add to make a salad tasty. Maybe it's grilled chicken, dried cranberries, mandarin oranges, and croutons (which you can make by slicing up stale bread and baking it in the oven). Put those items in little containers that he can mix in with his salad greens on his own. Taking part in food preparation can make meals more enticing for kids. Just be sure to use a low-fat salad dressing.

Next: Pasta Salad

More on: School Lunch Ideas and Information

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Top 10 Holiday Gifts for Teachers
Offer a genuine "thank you" to your child's teacher halfway through the school year. Give one of these extra-nice holiday gifts for teachers.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Top Family Movies in Theaters for the Holidays
Taking the kids to the movies is a special family treat for the holidays! Don't miss 2014's best family films in theaters from Thanksgiving through Christmas.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!