When it comes to making school lunches, a parent's main concern is that their kids have something they enjoy eating and enough of it. As a result, school lunches usually involves a ton of plastic packaging and unhealthy foods that are not ideal for the environment and most importantly, their kids.
Zero-waste school lunches are much better for the environment and are a great way to get your children to be mindful about the planet! That is why we have created a list of back-to-school lunches and snacks that you can make for your kids.
Tips for Creating a Sustainable Lunch:
Include reusable bamboo straws in your child's lunchbox for any drink you may pack.
Pack your kids snacks in reusable snack bags.
Make sure to pack a set of reusable bamboo cutlery instead of single-use plastic cutlery.
Use a bento box to pack your child's favourite lunches. They're reusable, convenient and extremely easy to use!
Instead of packing napkins, pack reusable paperless towels.
Zero-Waste Back-to-School Lunch Ideas
Banana & sunflower butter sandwich with a side of strawberries & raspberries
Cucumber & cream cheese sandwich with a side of seed crackers & hummus dip
Turkey & cheese wrap with a side of greek yogurt & snap peas
Homemade Lunchable: Cheese slices, crackers, deli meat rolls, a granola bar and baby carrots
Tuna salad sandwich with pickles, and red pepper slices with hummus to dip on the side