3 School Lunch Ideas Destined for Lunch Room Envy

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Here at Sqord, we know that nutrition and playtime go hand in hand, and healthy eating is crucial for providing your child with ample energy to earn all those Sqord Activity Points. The dog days of summer are coming to a close, with children across the nation heading back to school in a few short weeks.  Aside from the usual back-to-school shopping, it’s time to dust off the old lunchbox, or perhaps splurge on a shiny new one. Quell the unspoken dread of packing lunches five days a week with these three quick, and healthy, recipes for your children.

1. Quesadillas:
Tired of the standard sandwich?  Look no further than quesadillas! Kids will gobble them up and they can be devoured cold.  Fill a large tortilla with apples and peanut butter, and serve with a side of raisins and carrots for a dairy free lunch sure to please.  Or sub the wrap for lettuce if your child is gluten intolerant.  Adding a tasty side and maybe a small serving of chocolate covered almonds will be a hit!

2. Spaghetti:
Who says pasta can only be served at dinnertime?  Let your child enjoy this for lunch. All you need is pasta, turkey meatballs, marinara, and a little shredded parmesan.  Add in an extra element of flavor (and veggies!) by substituting regular noodles for zucchini noodles – the unofficial squash of fall!  To serve this warm, heat it up in the morning and pack in a thermos.

3. Mini-Kebabs:
These are perfect for little fingers!  Try this versatile treat with any combination you can imagine.  Our delicious suggestion: grapes, ham cubes, and cheese cubes on decorative toothpicks or skewers.

Bonus: we are in the process of developing a nutrition app for your child, designed to be used with their Sqord.  Stay tuned to our blog for more updates!