Your Kids Will Gobble Up These 5 Healthy Lunch Box Ideas

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 1:57 PM, August 31, 2016

Rachael Ray Show

Aired August 31, 2016

Packing a healthy lunch can be a daily dilemma for busy parents, but it doesn’t have to be! We’re taking you through a whole week of school lunches that both you and your kids will feel good about.

No. 1: 5 Minute 'Rice' and Beans

Not only is this recipe incredibly healthy, but it can be whipped up in five minutes the night before school or even the morning of. Cauliflower “rice” subs in for regular rice which packs in more veggies!

No. 2: Avocado Tuna Salad

If you want to guarantee you won’t find a half-eaten sandwich in your kid’s lunchbox at the end of the day, try this mayo-free tuna salad that features avocado, cucumbers and pickles. The recipes also calls for pickled jalapenos, but you can totally leave that out to mellow out the spice factor.

No. 3: Peanut Butter, Jam and Banana Burrito To Go

This delightful spin on a typical PB&J features peanut butter, jam, bananas and Greek yogurt wrapped in a tortilla. Sub in a whole wheat tortilla for bonus whole grains.

No. 4: Broccoli and Turkey Salad

Turkey, broccoli and an herbed dressing wrapped up in a tortilla – this simple sandwich will get your kids to happily eat their lean protein and green veggies.

No. 5: Healthy Family Lo-Mein

This make-your-own takeout is equally tasty served hot, or cold. Famed New York chef and restaurateur Bill Telepan cranks up the flavor with garlic, soy sauce and honey and uses an incredible 8 cups of veggies in this recipe!