Kids are the pickiest when it comes to food. They love all the things unhealthy and as a parent, it becomes really a heck of a job to feed them properly. Wooing them completely means you have to compromise with the nutrition level and also their health. That you surely can’t do, right? Your kids have their own mind and they have their own ideas of what to eat and what not to. So preparing a good lunch for them that is both tasty and healthy needs strategy and proper planning. Kids love colorful food so try to be creative while preparing their lunch. Be tricky, make their lunchtime interesting by making something exciting but do not compromise with a portion of nutrients. How? Check out these some of the best lunch ideas for kids that are tasty, packed with healthy stuff, and are also kids-approved.
Here we have collected some of the best lunch ideas for kids that are easy to prepare and you can pack them in their lunch boxes too. From lunch sandwiches to pasta to even muffins – you have to make these delicious kid-friendly lunch ideas that will be loved by your whole family. These are easy on the stomach and full of taste. Now your kids won’t say ‘No’ to the lunchtime rather they will eagerly wait for the lunchtime to come and rush to open their lunch boxes.
Mouth-watering Lunch Ideas For Kids You Have To Try:
The Ultimate Avocado Toast:
Avocado toasts are quite a trend nowadays. And kids love avocado. Don’t they look delicious? If you are thinking of a breakfast item that can double up as a lunch recipe too, try this healthy bite. Use a thick slice of bread to hold the mashed avocado properly. You can go for multigrain bread as it comes with added nutrients and flavor too.
At first, toast your bread slices to give them a nice level of crunchiness. For the avocadoes, you need to mash them right before lunchtime. The topping uses drizzles of olive oil and sprinkles of red pepper flakes, as simple as that. Makes in just 2 minutes and your kids will be happy as hell when they get the frolicking burst of taste into their mouth.
Get the recipe at ‘The Spruce Eats’.
Mini Spinach And Cottage Cheese Frittatas:
Healthy bites that your kid can hold, these small grab-sized frittatas are packed in flavors of dill, nutmeg, and spring onions and loaded with nutrients too. It is a healthy vegan dish that uses baby spinach, eggs, and low-fat cottage cheese. Ready your muffin tin and grease the cases properly. Now line them with parchment papers before you pour your muffin mixtures into the cases. Bake for around 18 – 20 minutes and you are done. Your little munchkins will be so happy to enjoy these baked treats. Get the recipe at ‘BBC Good Food’.
Turkey And Cheese Pinwheels:
Turkey pinwheels taste freaking delicious and kids love them to bits. If you were looking for lunch ideas for kids that you can prepare ahead and just pack them in their lunchbox before they leave for the school. This one is a sure try. This recipe from ‘Kristen’s Kitchen’ uses deli turkey to make sure that it has no added nitrates or nitrites. The recipe requires whole-wheat tortillas, cream cheese, slices of turkey breast, slices of cheddar cheese, and a tomato that has been thinly sliced. The instructions are really easy to follow and the lunch will get ready in just a couple of minutes. Your kids will just be extra hungry to finish off their lunch when it is this tasty and yummy.
Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad:
Roasted veggies allure your kids way more than the boiled veggies do. This pasta salad has all sorts of color in it – red, yellow, green, purple, and the white of the pasta. How about calling this recipe a rainbow pasta recipe!
Select as many veggies as you can. This recipe has gone for red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, zucchini, baby broccoli, cherry tomatoes, and asparagus. All of them are packed in holy nutrients that will go directly into your fussy eater’s tummy. Give the sliced veggies a nice coat of olive oil and oregano and roast them in an oven. You need to precook your pasta and let it get cooled off. After your veggies are also cool enough, mix the pasta with the veggies and toss everything in a bowl with the Italian salad dressing. The yum pasta salad is ready and it can even be stored in an airtight jar for up to 2 days. The super-yum recipe is from ‘Super Healthy Kids’.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins:
As we have said in our previous recipe posts, we love to add pumpkin in everything. So apart from pumpkin pie, you can make this awesome pumpkin chocolate chip muffins for your youngsters that are full of vitamins, and flavors just to perfectly woo their taste buds. One of the easiest lunch ideas for kids that you can pack in their lunch box as well, this recipe makes in a jiffy and will just be fantastic for the kiddo’s tummy. Make a batch of muffins in advance, let them cool down, and store them in refrigerator keeping them in an airtight container. When you wish to serve them, just serve them chilled or give them a quick warm-up for 10 seconds in the microwave. And the tiny, pretty muffins are ready to gorge on. The great recipe is from ‘Yummy Toddler Food’.
Chicken Ranch Wrap:
Ranch dressing tastes the best when you dip chicken in them, right? This American salad dressing makes this whole chicken wrap recipe stand out among all the other lunch ideas for kids. The recipe uses grilled chicken, tortilla slices, cheese, ranch dressing, and minced cilantro to make it a creamy and delicious affair altogether. You can use any kind of chicken – like freshly cooked chicken or leftover chicken to go into the wrap and the best part about the recipe is that you can make it ahead of time. Your kids will love the creamy infusion of cheese and dressing in their mouth with a loaded flavor of cilantro, herbs, garlic, buttermilk, salt, onion, and mustard. Be the super mom of your kids. The incredibly tasty recipe is from ‘Gimme Delicious’.
Kids love sweet treats. Although sweets are not always good for their health, once or twice a month, as a surprise lunch, you can really bake this simple recipe to reward them. Makes in just 10 minutes and incorporates a whole lot of stuff that your kids will fall for. All you need are some marshmallows, broken pieces of chocolates, broken pieces of graham crackers, and melted semisweet chocolate chips – sounds irresistible, right? It tastes irresistible too. Go through the sugary recipe we have collected from ‘Delish’.
Try these healthy and tasty lunch ideas for kids and let us know how your picky eaters wanted for more!