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Fun Kid Lunch Ideas

Amanda Beard

Every morning, I'm faced with the challenge of making a lunch for Blaise that he will actually eat! He gets pretty picky so I can't sway too far from the good ole fashion classics. But, there is a way to mix up the typical lunches for a better, more nutritiuos kid meal!

Here are some of my lunch go-to's:
  • Classic PB and J. And a great suggestion from one of my twitter followers: Mix it up by putting the peanut butter and jelly on banana bread. Or even slice a banana and put in between the bread. 
  • Turkey meatballs
  • Cream cheese and jam bagel
  • Cheese quesadilla
  • Pasta with parmesan cheese
  • Sliced-up hot dogs or mini corn dogs
  • Cereal with a side of milk
  • Granola with yogurt and fruit
  • Mini raviolis
  • Mac and cheese
  • Turkey wrap
  • Turkey and cheese panini
  • Rice with teriyaki chicken
Great sides to add to the above meals:
  • Green beans
  • Corn-on-the-cob or canned corn
  • String cheese
  • Cooked baby potatoes
  • Fruit. Some of Blaise's favorites are: Grapes, raspberries, blueberries, sliced and peeled kiwis, sliced apple/pears and watermelon balls.
  • Cooked broccoli with ranch side
  • Cooked baby carrots
  • Cooked sweet potato half
  • Rice with corn and peas

Hope some of these ideas help you pack more creative lunches in the morning! Let me know what your go-to lunches are for your kids.