Ever find yourself running out of healthy lunch ideas for teens or other children in your family? Often it seems like just when we've figured out what our teens want for lunch, they change their minds! That ham sandwich they raved about last week now seems mediocre and gross. Sound familiar? The key to getting your teen to eat healthy on a regular basis is mixing up their lunches to keep them from getting bored. If you’re trying to pack wholesome meals for your child, try these seven healthy lunch ideas for teens.
1. Turkey Sandwich on Whole Grain Bread
A sandwich is one of the best lunch ideas for teens. Easy to pack, sandwiches can be made ahead of time and stay fresh all day long. Try packing a classic lunch for your teen like a turkey sandwich on whole grain bread. Make sure you add lots of veggies like different lettuces, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions. Spread a little mustard on the bread and you’re set! The possibilities are endless with sandwiches—don’t be afraid to get creative with different meats, veggies and spreads!