Hot Tips for Cool Summer Camp Lunches

July 8, 2016


School may be out for the summer, but some parents may not get a break from packing lunches. Many children attend summer camps that require them to bring a packed lunch.  If this sounds familiar, check out our hot tips to keep your camper eating cool and healthy all summer long.

Keep it Cold

  • Use an ice pack or two and a thermal lunch bag to beat summer heat.
  • Pack lunches the night before and refrigerate them over night to keep them colder longer during the day.
  • Morning packers can try chilling lunch containers in the freezer for a few minutes to prevent ice packs from working overtime to keep everything cold.

Pack in Protein

  • Protein helps sustain kids’ energy throughout a busy day of playing sports and taking part in outdoor camp activities.
  • Some easy to pack and eat protein rich foods include: Greek yogurt, hard-boiled eggs, rolled up deli meat, sliced cheeses, and veggies with hummus dip.

H2O Yes

  • Avoid dehydration by always packing a water bottle.
  • Make it fun with a character themed bottle for younger kids.
  • Consider adding fresh fruit slices to give water a juice-like flavor without all the sugar.
  • Put water bottles in the freezer for a few minutes to give them an extra chill.

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