Just think about your childhood? Remember those days when you find something delicious in your lunch box? As a parent, you are on the deck to pick something that your child will love. But packing everything is really not a good idea because here health plays the main role. It should be healthy lunch and at the same time, your child must get attracted to it. As a home make your biggest and difficult tasks thinking about what to cook for your child as they love to eat it. So here you go with amazing and easy lunch ideas for kids. This is bit easy and it will take very less time to prepare.
Cool for school
Freezing is really amazing technique, just fill the muffin cups with yogurt or with fruit puree do not add sugar to it and freeze it for overnight. This is one of the good ways to make the child –sized portions of quiche and meatloaf. As they melt, these treats will keep the other stuff in the lunch box very cool at school.
Veggies made easy
It is very easy for every mom to include some veggies in the lunch box. Add cucumber slices and grated carrots to add color and crunch to the sandwich. The chopped teeny-weeny such as spinach or zucchini are really good with little ketchup. Don’t hide them all because your child gets used to eating vegetables that they can see. Try to recreate your ideas to pack healthy recipes for your kids.
A princess or the superhero makes an amazing fashion statement in the cafeteria. The lunch luggage that your child carries also needs to have a good form and function. Look for strong, reusable bags with ice-pack pockets inside it. Test the zippers, easy open or shut containers and ties. Let them carry attractive baggage to get more interest on their lunch.
Prepare your own munchable
This is one of the most important things that I would suggest you to do as the must. Instead of buying the packages food items outside it is really best for you and your kid when you prepare healthily and hygiene snacks at home. You all know very well that outside packaged items are filled processed food so it is not good for your tiny toddler’s health. When you prepare some healthy snacks at home you can feed your child without any tension. You will have confidence that you are feeding healthy stuff to your kid. Stock up some whole grain crackers and other stuff such as turkey pepperoni, baked chicken shreds, low-fat cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes and sliced olives.
Keep it rated PG
Let your kid join their hands with you in preparing their midday meal. The more they are involved the more they will eat their lunch with interest. Think of PG (parental guidance) take them along with you to the grocery shop so that they can see, touch and smell the food. Let them walkway in the produce section of the store, and then set them free to choose which fruits and veggies they want
Pack a lesson in
Loading lunch box is a wonderful method so that kids can learn how to make good food choices. Teach your kid “My Plate” rules to show what are all the things included in a balanced meal. Fruit and veggies take up half of the plate, and the other half of plate splits between grains and proteins. A circle, where their milk glass would go, is off to the side. Have them draw it themselves so it will stick in their minds.
Don’t be BO-RING!
Exchange out what’s in your child’s lunchbox every now so it doesn’t get traded or trashed. Pack a black bean cake or soup for the main meal. Put PB&J on a cocoa-flavored rice cake or cinnamon-raisin bagel rather than bread. Make an inside-out sandwich by wrapping thin-sliced turkey or ham around a whole-wheat breadstick, pretzel, carrot stick, or low-fat string cheese. Mix up menu items to make them too tasty to swap!
In their dreams
Challenge your child to draw a picture of their dream lunch, and give them a big box of crayons. The brighter, the better. Apples, carrots, celery, grapes, tomatoes, beans, greens, oranges, and blueberries — in any combination — give kids the colors they crave and the nutrients they need. If they sketch nothing but candy, take the opportunity to inspire them about foods that help them learn and play.
A little bit of sugar or fat is OK if it means kids eat more foods that are good for them. Try these trade-outs for healthier lunchtime desserts:
- Do:Whole-wheat graham crackers with natural peanut or almond butter instead of …
- Do:“Ants on a log” (celery sticks smeared with peanut butter, topped with raisins, sprinkled with cinnamon) instead of …
- Do:A clementine instead of …
- Don’t:A single-serve cup of processed, flavored applesauce
- Don’t: Chocolate sandwich cookies
- Don’t:Fun-size candy bars
Last call for sugary drinks
Take a hard line on soft drinks. On average, a 12-ounce soda contains about 10 teaspoons of sugar and 150 calories. Juice boxes, even 100% pure, are way up there in calories and sugars, too. Leave them out of the lunch box in favor of water and low-fat (1%) or skim milk, which are good gulps for kids.