Running out of ideas about what to pack in your little one’s lunch box? Sandwiches are always a great option, but nobody wants to eat the same thing over and over each day. This is your chance to add a little more nutrition to your kid’s meals, too. Make his lunch colourful with a variety of tastes and textures and you won’t have to worry about him not finishing his lunch!
Try these 4 healthy lunch box recipes for school kids:
Bite-sized food on sticks
Kids love any type of food they can eat off of a stick (and even better if dipped in their favorite sauce) – hotdogs, sausages, chicken satays, beef skewers and the like. Prepare the meat in lunchbox-sized portions and use flat, blunt-edged bamboo sticks to make it safer, especially for younger kids.
Pack these yummy food on sticks with your kid’s favorite dip, a serving of rice, some sliced cucumbers and sliced ripe mangoes. Yogurt-covered pretzels would be a great addition, too!
Children just love cheese, whether they’re on a pizza, a sandwich or in a tortilla! Instead of packing grilled cheese, take it a notch higher and prepare a delicious cheesy quesadilla. Use wheat tortilla as a healthier option. These quesadillas don’t need to be hot to be delicious.
Pack them with some wheat tortilla chips, avocado slices, jicama sticks and pineapple chunks!
Rolled up meals
Think fresh spring rolls! You can use either rice paper wrappers or large lettuce leaves to make these delicious rolls that are super fun to eat. You can ask your little one what she wants inside – pork, shrimp, tofu and some sliced veggies are great choices.
Pack these delicious rolls with cubed cheese, sliced bell peppers, fresh berries and a square or two of chocolate!
Something fresh and new – all you have to do is combine cooked plain quinoa with your little one’s favorite cheeses, meats and veggies. You can season it with a dressing of your choice or go with the classic vinaigrette. Makes a light but filling meal children will love.
Pack the quinoa salad with some pear slices, tomato slices with mozzarella, popcorn and a small square of brownie.
Kids will look forward to lunch time even more when their food is both appetizing and delicious. Add more colors, too – the more colorful, the better! Try these healthy lunch box recipes for school kids!
Angela Kidd is an author and illustrator, a wife and a mother to 3 beautiful kids. In her spare time, she would personally create storybooks and coloring books for her children for fun and they loved it.. And so did she. Angela quit her job and created her own line of educational activity books for children of various ages, with the main goal of making learning fun! You can check out some of Angela’s amazing books here.