There are so many back to school posts on products needed for kids such as clothing, books, binders, pens, accessories and more. But what about lunches? What do kids eat? What should they be eating?
If you make lunches as we do in our family there are some essential foods we feel kids need in order to learn and grow. So here’s a roundup list of our favorites found on the web.
1. Apple Chips
They aren’t peanut butter cookies but Apple Chips are are a delicious snack easy to make and kids love them.
Unique idea for lunches since kids love cheese strings. Why not dress them up? Easy to make and your kids will love you for taking the time.
Most parents think apples and bananas but my boys love kiwi and these Zespri Kiwi Pita Packs are delicious! Did you know that kiwifruit provides three times the amount of vitamin C found in oranges. Vitamin C keeps kids brains and immune systems strong while it also heals cuts and scrapes from the playground.
Who says kids have to take a hot lunch? My boys love salad. So why not dress it up a little by adding vegetables they love mixed with pasta they love. This garden pasta salad is divine and very filling for little tummy’s.
Watermelon is Trace’s favorite. He loves it. So do we. But he likes it better cut out in the shape of stars which are perfect for packing in lunches.
This is a great little snack. Zespri Sungold Kiwi is much sweater than gree kiwi which is my kids love them. Did you know that two kiwifruit contain the same amount of fibre as a bowl of bran flakes and fibre keeps kids tummy’s healthy.
Yum! That’s all I can say to describe this nut free and school safe recipe. Great for putting on apples or bananas, crackers, bread or celery. It’s truly delicious and easy to make at home.
Just hearing the title of this next recipes is making my mouth war. Pumpkin is delicious and mixed with ginger and oh my gosh! This is a great and may I mention healthy for kids going back.
No time for sandwiches? No problem. These lunch sticks can be packed with all your kid favorites such as ham, cheese, fruit, bread bits and veggies. Easy to eat and a big hit with the kids. You can even buy reusable skewers plastic and kid safe.
10. Tortilla Rollups
A huge favorite in our house, my boys devour these. Trace loves tuna mixed with cut up broccoli. I know he’s a strange kid. JJ loves deviled egg with cut up carrots or celery. But you can fill these little suckers with whatever you want. You can even pre-make them and Ziploc them for the fridge for after school snacks!
So there you have it. Some great snacks and back to school recipes your kids are sure to gobble up and enjoy. Health and nutritious to help growing brains and bodies