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Some important tips about packing a great summer lunch for your kids:
- Create a nice mix of fruit and carbs to help your child maintain their energy throughout the day. Hanging out at the beach or playing sports burns a lot of calories. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich has a great amount of protein and healthy fats to sustain your child all day long.
- Make sure that you pick the right kinds of food that will adapt to different temperatures easily. I chose blueberries, goldfish, a sliced apple, cheese, and a banana. The apple and banana might brown a little but their taste will stay consistent even after a few hours of being in the bento box.
What are some other great summer lunch sandwich options for kids?
My favorite kids summer sandwich is a peanut butter and jelly but I also love healthy turkey wraps made with spinach tortillas. They are easy to make and last for many hours. The one thing I would avoid is putting mayo on the sandwich if you know the lunch bag will be in hot weather- you don't want the mayo to spoil.