Your kids love it when you take some extra time to make their healthy school lunch box even more special than it already is. For some, this means leaving some cute notes in the boxes for their kids to read when they start eating and for others it’s the sweet stuff and the desserts that mean the most to the kids. Here, we made a list of some of the best healthy school lunches you can make that your kids will love, even if you forget the cute note.
- Tuna Salad
Kids love tuna because of its texture. Just make sure that you drain the tuna really good before preparing the salad. You can do this by opening the lid down and squeezing it.
- Tomato Soup
You can make it as you wish, or as your kids wish: butter or a splash of cream, with or without cayenne with or without garlic, fennel or carrots, shallots or onions. It’s your choice.
- A burrito
Take a whole-wheat wrap and spread peanut butter on it. Then, add crumbled bacon and honey at the end. You can also add banana if your kids love bananas. Roll the wrap and press everything gently.
- Chicken and cheese meatball sliders
You should always think how you can use your leftovers to make a yummy and healthy school lunch. Use the chicken leftovers with a little cheese and make yummy meatballs. Or, make everything ahead of time and freeze it. When needed, just reheat and you’re done. Quick and easy like that.
- Fried eggs, avocado and rice
If your kids love eating rice, switch to brown rice – it’s healthier because it’s rich with nutrients and it’s high in fiber. And, it will go perfectly with avocado and fried eggs.
- Pita and smashed chickpeas
With this mixture, you get the great taste and flavor of a falafel but you will skip the deep frying. If you think your kid will like it, you can also add some feta cheese.
- Tacos made from sweet potatoes
Look for chorizo, a Mexican food similar to the sausages. Add the Mexican chorizo to the tacos and you get a crispy flavor straight from the pan.
- Pesto Pasta with Broccoli
The pesto pasta has a great taste, and with the addition of broccoli, you get the veggies needed for the day, too. The kids will love it. And, if they have a problem with the broccoli, you can just mix it into the puree and they won’t notice.