Nutrition Tips

Healthy Alternatives to 7 Common Lunch Box Foods

If you’re a busy mom or dad who packs the kids’ lunch everyday, tossing in less-than-healthy convenience foods is a real temptation, because they’re just so easy.  But many of these single-serving convenience foods are made of ingredients that even I don’t recognize, not to mention are packed with sugar, artificial colors, and additives you wouldn’t want your child eating.  Luckily, there are some great healthy alternatives to popular kid convenience foods so you can have the best of both worlds.

If you normally pack…

1.  GoGurt, try Stonyfield Organic YoKids Squeezers instead:

healthy alternatives

2.  Individually bagged potato chips, try Pop Chips instead:

healthy lunch ideas

3.  American Cheese, try Organic String Cheese instead:

healthy lunch ideas

4. Famous Amos or Chips Ahoy cookies, try Kashi TLC cookies instead:

healthy lunch ideas

5.  Wheat Thins or Ritz crackers, try Reduced Fat Triscuits instead:

healthy lunch ideas

6.  Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars, try Cascadian Farm Organic Granola Bars instead:

healthy granola bars

7.  Capri Sun or other juice box, try organic milk cartons (no refrigeration needed):

healthy milk

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