Prepare the Night Before
Here are some preparation tips for a healthy sandwich: Sandwich fillings can be versatile, such as slices of meat, vegetables, cheese, or spreads. Prepare the filling the evening before and make the sandwich the next morning.
Therefore, you can save time the following day to get your sandwiches done, and they won't get too soggy. Use lettuce for the filling, which prevents the sandwich from becoming soggy and gives it a crunch.
Be creative with your spreads and explore your and your child’s favorites! Here are some suggestions from our nutritionists. You can add lean sausage, cheese, cream cheese, chopped nuts, vegetables like cucumber, tomato, lettuce, kale, and even fruits like apples and pears.
Try a peanut butter-banana or almond butter-raspberry sandwich. Using mashed fruit instead of jelly provides your loved ones with more fiber, nutrients, and less of the artificial and more of the natural sugars.
This leads us to another essential part of school lunch: Fruits and vegetables. Bell peppers, carrots, and cucumber slices are easy to make and very convenient to eat. If you want, you can also make a Greek yogurt dip, by adding herbs, salt, and pepper
Additionally, veggies are light, filling, have fewer calories, and contain less sugar compared to fruits. The darker the vegetables are the more nutrients they consist of, so try choosing dark leafy greens for example.
Nevertheless, fruits are essential in your families lunch. Therefore, along with veggies, pack fruit slices, some berries or oranges in your child's lunch and don't forget to take some with you.