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Check out these food tips on how to pack lunch for hungry teens and high schoolers.
My son is a senior in high school and I’ve found it challenging to come up with portable lunch options. It’s important to me that our family maintains a healthy lifestyle, so I want to make sure that his lunches are both nutritious and filling. Over the past year, I have been introducing him to new foods and he has discovered many that he likes. I decided to use many of these new tastes in his lunches.
My son and I sat down and created a list of foods that he likes. Then I went through the list and circled the ones that are portable. The list is complete enough to keep a teen from complaining about a lack of good food.
Teen Lunch Ideas
Here are three recent lunches I have packed. Each lunch box holds 5 cups, which is quite a bit of food. I’ve deconstructed the lunches so you can see how much is in each box.
Lunch for Hungry Teens
Bagel Cream Cheese Lunch
This hearty lunch contains half of a whole wheat bagel stuffed with bacon ranch cream cheese spread. It also has half of a peeled orange, edamame, Horizon™ Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, and a bottle of Horizon™ Organic Chocolate Protein Plus Milk. Find the cream cheese recipe here.
Hummus Dip Lunch
This fun lunch revolves around a cup of hummus dip. Pretzel twists, carrots, and celery go with hummus dips. It has raspberries, chopped mango, Horizon™ Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, and a bottle of Horizon™ Organic Chocolate Protein Plus Milk.
Leftover Pizza Lunch
This lunch utilizes leftover pizza. Four pieces of white spinach & mushroom pizza will fill any teen. There is also sliced apple, carrots & cucumber with ranch dip, Horizon™ Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, and a bottle of Horizon™ Organic Chocolate Protein Plus Milk.
When it comes to back to school snacks and drinks, I reach for Horizon products. Horizon™ Organic Chocolate Protein Plus Milk has 15 grams of protein per bottle. That is something I can feel good about for my teen or any member of the family. These Horizon shelf-stable milk boxes are portable, so great on the go! Horizon™ Sandwich Crackers contain real, organic ingredients. Not only do they help me pack lunch for hungry teens, but they are a great snack or for travel.
Find Horizon products at Walmart. I got the Horizon™ Organic Chocolate Protein Plus Milk in the juice aisle and the Horizon™ Sandwich Crackers in the cracker aisle. These items help make lunch easy!
My son is powering through the afternoon thanks to these hearty back-to-school lunches. What are you packing in your child’s lunch? Get more lunch ideas here.