All parents want their children to take a healthy lunch box to school. After all, studies have shown that a nutritious lunch helps kids perform better educationally. At the same time, parents want their children to actually eat their lunch!

Discovering your child hasn’t even taken a bite of his sandwich and only nibbled on an apple can be so frustrating. It’s enough to make a parent take the easy lunch box option of resorting to expensive and unhealthy pre-packaged snacks, just to ensure something from the lunch box gets eaten.

While sandwiches are the easiest lunch box option, if your child won’t eat them, then here are a few creative, healthy lunch box ideas. Try them out and let us know what your little food critic has to say!

Sandwich kabobs are so much fun to make and even more fun to eat! Kids will love to pick each layer off of their Popsicle stick until the very last bite is gone.







Try a cup of low fat yogurt with a few sprinkles on top next to the carrots or grates, and see how much your child loves the taste!

It’s all about presentation! Cut your whole wheat bread so it looks like a monster with teeth!





Or add some Swiss cheese to the top of a sandwich and make it look like a lady bug






Presentation is the key to having your child interested and even excited to see what Mom or Dad specially made them for lunch today.

Have fun and let us know about kid-tested creations that get thumbs up from some of the most critical culinary customers….our kids!