By Mandy Major
A sandwich, bag of pretzels and an apple is the classic packed lunch-and boy is it boring. And for kids, boring means one thing: not eaten. This year, make sure your child's lunch goes straight to her stomach-not the trash or someone else-by packing it with purpose. Keep the focus on fun and follow the guidelines below to create meals that are fresh, healthy and cost-effective.
1. Bump up the color. Bright colors are the easiest way to increase the "wow" factor in your child's lunch, says Catherine McCord, founder of Weelicious, a website filled with recipes the whole family will love. It's fun, inviting and, better yet, nutritious when the color comes from all-natural foods such as carrots, cucumbers, blueberries, cherry tomatoes and strawberries. Photo: Martin Poole / Thinkstock
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2. Have fun with shapes. "There's something about a sandwich that seems daunting to kids," says Charlene Prince Birkeland, parenting Read More »from How to Pack a Better Lunch for Your Kids