Frugal Lunch Box Ideas for Children
Unless your child attends a school where they serve 100% whole grain or wheat products, as well as fresh fruits and vegetables, you are likely better off sending them to school with their own lunches. Why? Even if you have a limited amount of money to spend on food, you will spend less in the long run to send your children to school with healthy meals. How will you save money? By preventing many hospital visits. A healthy diet prevents many illnesses, meaning that hospital visits will occur less frequently for a relatively healthy person.
A few things to keep in mind:
Packing lunches for children is not difficult, as long as cold foods are able to be kept cold and hot foods warm. One way to accomplish this is to invest in hot/cold thermoses. Here are a couple of recipes for simple, healthy foods that your child will love come lunch time at school.
Favorite Chicken Soup
When I was young, my grandmother would make me chicken soup if I got sick. My grandmother would do this for all of her grandchildren, asking each one specifically what they wanted. In this way, she provided each of us with our very own Favorite Chicken Soup recipe.
Cicken broth and/or water
Parsley or other herbs
Vegetables of choice
Noodles of choice, if desired
There are many other recipes that can be used when packing lunches for your children to enjoy at school. The Frugal Recipes blog has a topic category just for this purpose. Check it out, and start sending healthy meals to school with your children.
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