As busy parents, you are probably always looking for fresh ideas on how to prepare the best lunch box for your kid and at the same time, give them something that will boost their energy and keep them going throughout the day. You need a power lunch box. We listed here some recipes for you to choose from and try them out next week. Your kid will love them too.
Almond butter, banana and honey
Take 2 slices of whole-wheat bread and spread them with almond butter or peanut butter. Then layer some honey and banana slices on the 1 bread slice and then cover it with the other bread slice.
Avocado and pear
Mash half an avocado in a bowl. Season it with salt and pepper and add lemon juice. Spread this on 2 slices of bread and add pear slices. Cover 1 slice of bread with pear slices and then cover it with the other slice of bread. You can also add pomegranate seeds if you want.
Peanut butter, cheddar and apple
Split one focaccia square crosswise. Take the cut side of one half and spread it with peanut butter. On this, layer cheddar cheese and apple slices. Cover them with the other half and press them together gently.
Goat cheese and strawberries
Take an English muffin, split it into 2 and toast the 2 halves. Spread them with goat cheese or if you want to, with whipped cream cheese. Top that with strawberry jam and then strawberry slices on the one half and then cover them with the other half.
Use fun-shaped bread
Take a bread like Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, shaped like a fish, and make a sandwich with it. Your kid will love it and won’t return it home from school uneaten.
When you prepare a turkey sandwich, combine it with rainbow carrot strips, cranberry sauce, edamame, fig cookies, pomegranate seeds and pineapple.
When you want to prepare a pasta salad, find the pasta bags for kids with fun shapes like wheels, or letters or numbers. Pair the pasta salad with hard-boiled egg, bell-pepper strips, crackers and mango chunks.
If you have some leftover chicken pair it with some barbecue sauce, rice crackers, grape tomatoes, cherries and chocolate-covered raisins.
When you are really in a hurry, take a pretzel for your kid’s lunch box and pair it with sesame seeds, green beans, cheese, berries and trail mix.
Hopefully, there is something here for everyone and you found your favorites which you will try.