Produce for Kids is dedicated to educating families on the benefits of healthy eating, providing simple meal solutions and raising money for children’s non-profit organizations. Last week, I had the pleasure of chatting with Amanda Keefer, the director of marketing communications for the organization, about preparing back to school lunches for kids. (Interview below.) While there are plenty of amazing ideas for your little students—and the young at heart—here, I was blown away by their Power Your Lunchbox Pledge campaign.
The Power Your Lunchbox Pledge is a promise to pack a healthier lunchbox for your little student! Plus, you’ll be giving back—with each pledge, $1 will be donated by our partners to Feeding America® food banks. Once you take the pledge, you’ll receive coupons from our partners and fun printable lunchbox notes, plus a chance to win an iPad and iPad mini to help in recipe planning.
Make sure to share your healthy lunch ideas on Instagram and Twitter using #PowerYourLunchbox! In the meantime, check out the recipe below, courtesy of Produce for Kids!
Butterfly Bento Box
- 2 slices whole wheat bread
- 2 Tbsp. peanut butter
- ½ GROW banana, thinly sliced
- Honey, to taste
- 1 clementine
- ¼ cup pomegranate arils
- 1 Tbsp. chocolate chips
- ½ cup sliced cucumbers
- Spread peanut butter onto each slice of bread. Top with banana and drizzle with honey. Use butterfly cookie cutter to cut sandwich.
- Assemble remaining ingredients into bento box.
Photography by Christine Pittman in partnership with Produce for Kids. Recipe pictured in Laptop Lunches® Bento-ware Jazz Bento Box.