Five Healthy Lunchbox Choices for Back to School

Your kids might be in school already, or they’re getting ready to go back to school soon. And the start of the school year usually means the often-dreaded start of daily lunchbox preparation. Packing a healthy lunchbox for your kids doesn’t have to be a headache though!

There’s an abundance of healthy snacks and food designed for quick and easy prep, so you can feed their bodies and minds without spending hours in the kitchen. Here are our top 5 healthy lunchbox choices for back to school.

And don’t forget, you can find many of these items on our online store!

Keep your heart healthy with omega-3 in tuna

There are good fats and bad fats, and Omega-3 falls in the category of good fats! Among the main benefits of Omega-3 are its ability to reduce blood pressure, triglycerides, plaque (which can harden your arteries), and prevent blood clots.

Luckily for you, tuna (and other fish) contains a rich abundance of omega-3 fatty acids. Make sure to incorporate these nutritional powerhouses in your lunchbox and meals! Our pouch tuna is a great option to pack in your lunchbox and eat on the go.

Get your protein fix with a serving of salmon

Salmon has many similar benefits to tuna, including being a great source of protein! You might be wondering - why choose fish over meat for protein?

While both contain enough protein to keep you full, the answer lies in the good fat vs. bad fat comparison we made earlier. Compared to red meat, fish contains less of the “bad fats” (saturated and trans fat) that can be harmful to your heart and more of the “good fats” (omega-3) that contributes to your overall health.

So toss in one of our easy-open cans of salmon fillet for a protein-packed lunchbox staple!

Crunch on some all natural coconut chips

If you love coconut, you’ll love coconut chips! Besides the delicious flavor (we’ve got four flavors, by the way) and satisfying crunch, there’s also some great health benefits from coconut.