Check out these school lunch ideas for teens by Kathy from Eclectic Lamb.
Healthy Lunches for Teens
I have some special teenage boys in my life. Their school day is long with sports practice and games after school.
They were my consultants and testers for all of the teen lunch ideas and snacks shared here.
My teenagers bring a packed lunch and snack every day. Some teenagers may not want to bring a packed lunch to school.
The opinion of my teen consultants is that when you bring food from home you can count on something good to eat.
Here are my tips for packing food for teens.
- Quantity: For teenage boys, it is all about the amount of food.
- Variety: Provide an assortment of food tailored to their taste.
- Leftovers: Plan dinner leftovers such as rice, pizza, potatoes, and pasta.
- Collaborate: Work with your teen when designing their lunches.
- Experiment: Try new food in limited quantities.
Easy Lunch Ideas for Teens
Lunch Idea 1 – Pizza Tarts, Banana, Celery with Blue Cheese Dressing, and Buffalo Wing Pretzel Crisps
Onigiri (rice balls filled with black beans, cheddar cheese, and salsa), dried seaweed, hard-boiled eggs, Boston lettuce leaves, black pepper, pineapple, and sugar snap peas
Easy Lunch Boxes for Teens
Twice-baked potato bites, strawberry Greek yogurt with frozen blueberries, carrot, and pistachios
Homemade pretzels, Babybel cheese, Cheddar cheese sticks, Mozzarella cheese sticks, black olives, and green grapes
English Muffin Veggie Pizza (make your own) – 3 toasted English Muffin halves, cream cheese mixed with a little ranch powder, Mozzarella cheese, sugar snap peas, almonds, sliced red pepper and carrots
Healthy Snacks for Teens
Here are some snacks for teenagers that fit into a backpack to eat after school and before sports practice.
I hope these teenage lunch ideas have inspired you to pack a healthier lunch for your child.
Maybe they will be motivated to pack their own!
-Kathy from Eclectic Lamb
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