5 Healthy school lunches you can prep the night before

Aug 13, 2015 at 4:39 p.m. ET

In our house, we are gearing up for the back-to-school season as I’m sure you are too! While the relaxed schedules are fun for summer, there is something about jumping back into a routine and organizing daily needs that motivates me. So, I've put together five easy and fun back-to-school lunches that can actually be made in advance.

What does this mean? You make the lunch at night, keep it in the refrigerator and pop them into backpacks the next morning. School mornings are hectic enough; these lunch options make life so much easier! By including wholesome and fun options, such as grapes, peanut butter and Horizon Organic® milk, you will feel good about sending your little ones off with a nutritious meal that will keep them going all day long. Mix it up, have fun and inspire your kids to be excited about what’s in their lunch box with these five easy lunches.

Lunch #1

School Lunch

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  • Turkey sandwich
  • Horizon Organic Colby Cheese Stick
  • Cherries
  • Baby carrots
  • Salad
  • Ranch for dipping carrots and dressing salad
  • Horizon Organic Low Fat Chocolate Milk Box

Lunch #2

Ham Slices

  • Slices of ham
  • Horizon Organic Cheddar Cheese Slices
  • Horizon Strawberry Super SqueezeTM Pouch
  • Horizon Cheddar Snack Crackers
  • Yogurt
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Water

Lunch #3

School Lunch

  • Bagel with cream cheese
  • Grapes
  • Horizon Honey Snack Grahams
  • Apple
  • Peanut butter for dipping the apple into
  • Horizon Organic Low Fat Strawberry Milk Box

Lunch #4

Pizza

  • Leftover homemade pizza slice
  • Salad
  • Pretzels
  • Ranch for dressing the salad
  • Watermelon
  • Horizon Organic Low Fat Chocolate Milk Box

Lunch #5

Turkey Wraps

  • Tortilla wraps with turkey
  • Baby carrots
  • Celery
  • Peanut butter for dipping the celery into
  • Horizon Organic Mozzarella Cheese Stick
  • Horizon Organic Cheddar Sandwich Crackers
  • Strawberries
  • Horizon Organic Low Fat Milk Box

These lunch options can be varied based on the age and the nutritional needs of the child you are packing for. To see more of the convenient lunch box snacks from Horizon, visit their website here.

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored collaboration between Horizon Organic and SheKnows.

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