Preparing school lunch for your kids day in and day out can be a challenge for even the most creative of moms. When I ask parents what’s the biggest stress of their day — expecting the response to be either “bed time” or “juggling busy schedules” — more often than not their answer is “school lunch”. In particular, coming up with balanced, nutritious, and delicious meals their kids want to eat.

I recently joined forces with Odwalla to pair some of my favorite simple school lunch ideas with their line of Smoothies For Kids (which fit perfectly in a lunch box, by the way). This video will show you how to make a few of these recipes my kids adore_ Banana Dog Bites, Mixed Berries, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds and Cucumber Slices. This lunch is a great complement to the Odwalla Smoothies which come in three fun flavors_ Grape Berry Prairie, Mango Pineapple Island or Strawberry Banana Jungle. They’re all gluten-free, with no sugar added and come in single serving 6.75 ounce containers along with a straw to add to the fun factor.

If you have any of your own cool school lunch tips, I would love to hear from you. Leave a comment below and tell me about them!

About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. Love this quick and tasty idea! I like the fact that no spoon or fork is needed to eat this lunch, less dishes to wash!

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