Are you in a rut when it comes to your child’s school lunch? Does it feel impossible to pack healthy and delicious lunches every day? Here are just a few ways you can make lunches healthy and easy with some simple ingredients.
1. Include delicious proteins
Protein is crucial for a child’s healthy development, and putting it in a lunch can be simple! If you’re running short on time, just put some of these protein-packed foods in your child’s lunch. For example, you can throw in a container of cottage cheese or a peeled hardboiled egg. If you have enough time and feel like being more creative, try some of these high-protein recipes. Your kids might enjoy the mini meatballs, or rave about the cheeseburger burrito wraps.
2. Add fruits and veggies
Try replacing sugary desserts with some fruit-filled treats. For example, these tropical spring rolls are a creative and delicious way to include fruit! Just wrap up kiwi, strawberry, and mango (or other fruits of your choice) in rice paper. The recipe also includes a vanilla honey dipping sauce. Or, if your child struggles with raw vegetables, try adding some creative flair. For example, you can cut them into fun shapes, or make them into noodles.
3. Special healthy treats
If you’re looking for the final sweet touch, look no further than these fruit truffles which double as energy bites. Using fresh fruit, dried fruit, coconut oil, and honey, these can be rolled up in a few seconds. You can also try these easy no-bake treats. For example, try the chewy chocolate peanut butter drops. Easy to make and delicious to eat, these will win the heart of your student.
Lunch for your little one doesn’t have to be a chore with these creative and simple building blocks. Proteins, fruits and veggies, and dessert can be healthy, easy, and delicious!