Lunch Box Basics and Banana Bread Milkshake, Vegan and Gluten-Free

The best recipe for Banana Bread Milkshake
lunch box basics and banana bread milkshake vegan gluten free best recipe

Happy Labor Day!!!  

While the weather here has been a wash out, I hope everyone was still able to spend time with family and friends!  We managed to sneak out to the beach between rain drops.

As a kid, Labor Day always left me a sunken feeling in my stomach as it meant the end of summer. The night before the first day of school my mom would always sing me a song from the early 1900’s called “School Days” which would send me to tears.    I hated it and it still makes my skin crawl when I hear it!   She now sings it to my nephews and they hate it as much as I did, my mom just laughs! Anyway, enough about my traumatic childhood experiences…

I have a few more years before I have to worry about preparing school lunches however, I know it can cause a lot of stress on parents!

This school year follow these simple Lunch Box Basics to build a balanced meal for your kids!

(I found this idea on the Whole Foods website and thought is was too cute not to share!  I added a few more options to each category for variety)

Lunch Box Basics

Color + Protein + Crunch + Bonus = Perfect Lunchbox

Pick one from each category


  • apple slices, orange segments, grapes, cherry tomatoes, bell pepper slices, watermelon, blueberries



  • whole grain crackers, celery sticks, baby carrots, cucumber slices, rice cakes, dried edamame, air popped pop-corn


Aim for 1/2 of the lunch box to be filled with fruits and veggies!

Don’t pack sugary juice boxes!  Send water, organic milk, non-dairy milk or coconut water instead 🙂

Here is a recipe that your kids will love for a quick breakfast or an afternoon snack!

lunch box basics and banana bread milkshake vegan gluten free best recipe

Banana Bread Milkshake

The best recipe for Banana Bread Milkshake
Course Drinks, Kid food, Smoothies
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 263kcal
Cost $


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  • Blend and Enjoy 🙂


Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 329mg | Potassium: 408mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 340mg | Iron: 1mg
Cristina C. RD LDN
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