Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids
From pasta to pizza and even dessert, we’ve got simple and healthy lunch ideas that your kids will love. But before you open the fridge consider this; the first step toward success is to let your children make lunch decisions. The second step is to help them make their meal. Your child’s effort will give them a sense of pride while teaching them to eat more healthy food.
The tomato sauce comes packed with vitamins and may even have cancer-fighting properties. Plus, it’s a great way to get your kids to willingly eat some veggies. An even healthier option would be to make your own tomato sauce. Dozens of recipes are available online.
Satisfy their sugar cravings, but keep the sugar content down my making smoothies. Use liquid bases like coconut water or low-fat milk instead of fruit juice. Yogurt adds extra protein and healthy bacteria, which is important for kids’ immune systems. Fill a thermos with the smoothie, and tell your child to shake it up before drinking.
Don’t forget hot food
A hot lunch can be just what your child needs on a chilly winter day. Grab a thermos and you can toss in soup, chili, casseroles, and even spaghetti and meatballs.
Cold pesto pasta salad
Cold pesto pasta can be filling, especially if you use whole grain pasta. Ingredients such as olive oil, nuts, basil, and other greens make a cold pasta lunch as delicious as it is healthy. Make sure a fork gets packed with their lunch, and you’re good to go.
Sneak in fresh fruit
You hope that your child will eat the apple or orange that you put in their lunch bag. But more than likely, it’s getting tossed in the trash at the end of lunch period. You’ will have a better chance of getting your kids to eat fruit if you peel or segment it and seal in a zip-top bag. Sectioned oranges, pear slices, and apple slices travel well. Berries and other juicy fruits such as melon and pineapple tend get smashed or leak into other foods if not packed separately. Add a small cup of peanut or almond butter for dunking, and they’ll be eating two nutritious foods at the same time.
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