Thursday, April 14, 2011

Lunch Box Choice Cards

I stumbled across this cute idea a while back and boy oh boy am I in LOVE! My children attend a charter school where no hot lunch is provided so I have to pack them a lunch every day. These free printable cards give your child a chance to pick their own lunch while still ensuring they get a healthy meal!
Simply have your child place their lunch box order by picking out a few cards. The cards are color coded by category so to ensure a healthy meal tell them they must pick at least 1 Blue (Entree), 1 Green (Vegetable), and 1 Yellow (Drink). The cards are color sorted as follows:
Blue-main dish
Purple-side dish
Brown-dip or sauce

UPDATE: This printable is no longer available :( The owner pulled it. HOWEVER..... I made some cards nearly identical to these along with a post about organizing your lunch time. CLICK HERE for the post. 


  1. I would love a set of these cards! One of my resolutions is to send my kids to school with a healthy lunch rather than the school hot lunch. Do you know of another set somewhere? This link doesn't seem to have the cards anymore.

  2. Thanks for pointing out the dead link! Luckily I made some of my own cards to replace these a while back. You can find them by following this link:

  3. oh... and you'll have to copy/paste that link into your address bar:)

  4. I'm glad you liked my cards. I am sorry that my site has been down. I am in the process of rebuilding it but with four young kids it's taking me a while to get it done. I did put the post back up with the cards if anyone still wants them. Hopefully I will have more up soon.