Think outside the PB&J box for school lunches

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Making school lunches every day for your kids can end up being an overwhelming task to think outside the PB&J box.

So first things first, come up with a menu.

Change it up by offering a variety of fruits and vegetables, not just carrots.

Think snap peas, green beans, and cucumber.

Sandwiches can be changed up by offering tortilla wraps, crackers, or lettuce wrap options.

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Parents tell us they like to food prep on Sundays so they can use that saved time for homework and after school activities during the week.

Still struggling to come up with some ideas? Houston Mom's Blog has a great post with ideas for your lunch boxes.

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