If you’re in a lunchtime rut and looking for ways to spruce up the old brown paper bag, we’ve got just the thing for you! Here are some simple and delicious healthy lunch ideas for kids!
I’m excited to share some really fun school lunch ideas to share with you! They’re quick, healthy, and easy for mom to make. I like to let the kids help with washing fruits and vegetables or using our sandwich cutters, and it helps them take ownership for their lunches. They’re proud of what they helped to make, and more likely to actually eat their food! It’s a win-win!
Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids
Lunch Idea #1: hummus cup, pretzel crisps, baby carrots, grapes, and water
My kids loooooove hummus! They’re pretty crazy about anything they can use for dipping. I love that it gives them so much good protein, and they’ll eat more vegetables if they can dip them in hummus. Yum!
Lunch Idea #2: Tuna salad sandwich on whole wheat bread with spinach, fresh peaches, homemade popcorn, and water
I know some people are skeptical when I say my kids eat spinach, but they actually really like it! My eight year old in particular always asks for “that green crunchy stuff” on her sandwiches. I love that spinach adds more of a nutritional punch than iceberg lettuce. My kids always love when I add plain air popped popcorn to their lunches. They think it’s a party in the lunchroom!
Lunch Idea #3: Turkey and cheese kebabs, wheat crackers, fresh berries, and water
Everything’s more fun on a kebab, right? My kids love to help assemble the kebabs. The possibilities are endless, with combinations of lunch meat, cheese, fruits, and vegetables.
Do you have a favorite healthy lunch that your kids love?
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