Lunch is the most important meal of the day. It should be easy, convenient, and delicious! And it doesn’t have to be boring either: check out these 5 unique healthy lunch ideas for kids that will make your child’s lunches fun and interesting!
- Bacon (1 slice per serving)
- Romaine lettuce leaves (2 cups)
- Tomato slices (1 medium size cut and set aside, or 2 larger ones if you have time to blanch and peel them)
- Avocado slices (2 medium size cut and set aside)
- How to make: Cook bacon until crispy on all sides; let cool. Mix together the lettuce, tomato slices, avocado slices, bacon strips and crumbled cheese in a large salad bowl or container with lid. Enjoy!
Kale and white bean chili
Kale and white bean chili is a delicious way to get your kids eating more green food! The kale adds a lot of flavor and nutrients, while the white beans add protein.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
2 cups cooked chicken breast* or turkey breast cut into small cubes (about 2-3 ounces per serving)
1 can (15 oz.) Great Northern or cannellini beans rinsed and drained well
Tropical mango chicken salad
- 1 chicken breast chopped into bite-sized pieces
- 1 mango, diced
- 2 bell peppers (any color), diced
- 1 onion, chopped into large chunks (optional)
Directions: Cook the chicken and veggies in a pan until they’re cooked through. Let cool slightly before mixing with other ingredients. Add dressing as desired; serve over greens!
This is a simple recipe that you can easily make with your kids.
Ingredients:* 2 cups of cooked brown rice (you can use white rice if you prefer)* 2 cups of corn* 1 package (16 ounces) frozen veggies (I used spinach, carrots and peppers)* 1 cup salsa or picante sauce
Caprese pizza is a great way to get your kids to eat vegetables. You can make it with or without cheese, and you can use any vegetables you like. It’s easy to make and can be made in advance so that you always have a healthy lunch waiting for them when they come home from school!
Try these recipes to give your kids delicious and unique lunches.
First, make sure you have all the ingredients on hand. Second, make sure the recipe is easy to follow and doesn’t require too much prep time. Finally, take into consideration what your kids like and how they’ll enjoy their lunchtime routine!
These are just a few ideas that can be used in an effort to give your kids healthy lunches at school or around the house. You may find that some of these ideas work better than others depending on your child’s age and personal preferences; however, if something isn’t working out then don’t stress out! There are many more options available online so try them out until something works best for both parties involved—you never know what might happen when we get together!
We hope this list of healthy lunch ideas for kids will be a useful guide for you. Choose one, or try them all!