Wished there was a way to get your kids to eat the food that you’ve packed in their lunch box? Well, it helps if the food looks good! Here are a few yummy lunch box ideas to get you started.
Think peanut butter and apple sandwiches made with a toaster waffle (lightly toasted), goldfish crackers and grapes or a banana. You may also wish to substitute cheddar cheese for peanut butter.
Here are some great stuffing ideas for your wraps: 1. Deli meat, cheese and mustard 2. Diced chicken, shredded cheese, lettuce and honey mustard 3. Turkey, mayo, raisins or dried cranberries, chopped walnuts and chopped apples
Pack the wrap with an apple or peeled orange.
The great thing about lunch boxes is that you can literally pack anything your kid fancies eating. Here are some more ideas to inspire you: 1. Yogurt, granola or berries and a bagel with peanut butter 2. English muffins or bagel halves spread with pizza sauce, cheese and other favorite pizza toppings that have been toasted 3. Fruit salad made with berries, melons, apples, mandarin oranges and/or pineapple chunks 4. Cinnamon bagel with cream cheese
Add some crunch to the lunch box menu with bite-sized portions of carrots, celery, apples, blueberries, snap peas and/or melon with granola.
Tips to make packing lunch easier
Handy sauce packets like this help to add flavour to your kid’s lunchbox!
If you are eco-conscious, you’ll want to use a reusable lunch box. You can also make your lunch packing easier through the following methods: 1. Saving the extra salt, ketchup or dipping sauce packs you get at fast-food joints 2. Don’t forget the napkins 3. Use wax paper or foil instead of plastic (it’s safer for your children and the environment) 4. Don’t pack drink boxes filled with sugary drinks or food. 5. Make sure your child is capable of opening everything you send with them Easy lunch box recipes Here are some simple meal ideas that you can pack for your child’s lunch box:
Whip up a quick and easy noodle dish for your child’s lunch box.
You will need: 200g fine rice vermicelli (or beehoon), soaked to soften, then drained 100g lean pork, cut into thin strips 2 tablespoon Canola oil ½ of a small onion, peeled and finely sliced 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely minced 50g French beans, thinly sliced 30g carrot, cut into thin strips 100g bean sprouts Salt and ground white pepper to taste Marinade: 1 tablespoon vegetarian mushroom sauce ½ teaspoon sesame oil Salt to taste Preparation:
Sneak in some peas in this yummy rice dish!
You will need: ¾ cup long grain white rice, washed and drained 1 ¼ cup water 2 tablespoon rice bran oil 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 1 roll fish cake, cut into cubes 1 cup frozen peas 1 egg, lightly beaten Salt to taste Preparation: