As your kids prepare to head back to school, you need to start thinking about what they will eat while they are away from home. If you would like to pack a lunch for your children to take to school, you will need to get creative so that you can prepare meals that they will enjoy. Here are some healthy and fun meals that will help your children look forward to opening up their lunch boxes each day.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Rolls
If your kids love sandwiches with jelly and peanut butter but are getting bored with traditional meals, try making these rolls. Flatten a piece of bread using a rolling pin. Smear a generous amount of peanut butter and jelly on the bread, and then roll it into a spiral. Cut the spiral into pieces to make the rolls. The rolls will have the same taste that your kids love, but the fun look will make them more enjoyable to eat.
If you have younger children, then it is best to pack a lunch that they can eat with their hands. These wraps are perfect and they give children the nutrients they need to keep them alert during their afternoon classes. You can fill these flour tortilla wraps with your kids’ favorite ingredients, such as slices of turkey breast, avocados, ranch dressing, pesto sauce, romaine lettuce and cucumbers. Add a few crackers and a piece of fruit, and your children will have a nutritious lunch that they love.
Ants on a Log
This lunch is a big hit with younger children who love seeing their favorite foods turned into something fun to eat. Start with short celery stalks that have been filled with peanut butter or cream cheese. Top them with raisins and your kids will have a tasty meal or a delicious afternoon snack that their classmates will envy.
Your kids may love pizza, but it can be a bit messy if you try to pack it in a lunchbox. This fun new twist on the old classic will give your children the flavor they love without the mess, and you can adapt it to fit their tastes. Start by placing a tortilla in a hot skillet with butter. Then add their favorite pizza ingredients, such as:
Then place another tortilla on top to make a quesadilla. Once the bottom tortilla is brown, flip over the quesadilla and toast the other side. Cut it into slices so that it is easy for your children to eat.
If you prefer to pack a lunch for your children, you don’t have to be limited to boring sandwiches. These fun recipes will quickly be your kids’ lunchtime favorites.