Packing lunch for a child isn’t always easy. While it should be healthy, some kids are picky and won’t eat certain things. Also, there is a matter of time. It is much easier to throw an unhealthy, prepackaged lunch into their lunchbox and call it a day. However, there are other options. Here, we will discuss five quick, easy, and healthy options to pack for your child’s lunch.
Grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich (or rollups)
This lunch option is easy to make, delicious, and healthy as well. Whether your child prefers it on bread (whole wheat bread is a healthier option), or perhaps in a wrap, it is a quick lunch that will leave them full and satisfied. Simply toast the bread (or wrap), spread on the peanut butter, and add the banana slices. Another yummy option is to add a drizzle of honey for a bit of sweetness. Your kid is guaranteed to love it, and it takes less than five minutes to make!
Vegetables and hummus
While not your traditional kid’s lunch, this is an easy option that is also delicious. Simply cut up some of your child’s favorite vegetables and send them with a container of hummus. Hummus is easy to make, or you can buy it in stores. Vegetables are, obviously, a healthier option than chips, and hummus is packed with protein and good fats. This will leave your little one feeling satisfied for the rest of the afternoon, and you will be satisfied knowing that they are eating their vegetables.
This simple and satisfying meal is sure to be a hit. Simply grill up some vegetables (or leave them raw if preferred), add some guacamole and possibly some brown rice and your kid is ready to go! You could even add some chicken for some extra protein if you’d like. And if your child has a big appetite, you could send some tortilla chips and a bit of salsa along with it. Its, fast, delicious, and nutritious!
Apple and cheddar panini
As many of us know, apples and cheddar are a delicious treat, but may not be enough for a whole lunch. This simple twist on the savory snack is one that is sure to leave your kid content. Simply cut up the apple slices, throw them along with some cheddar on your choice of bread, and grill it. This will take you less than 5 minutes to make and is a nutritious and satisfying treat.
Pizza stuffed pitas
What kid doesn’t like pizza? This simple creation is sure to make your kid happy. Simply stuff pita bread with your choice of pizza toppings (cheese, vegetables, pepperoni, etc.). Most schools have a kitchen in which they can heat their pizza up. If your kid is a fan, perhaps you can send a small container of marinara to dip it in, as well. Your child will be full and you will not have to spend any more than ten minutes packing their lunch.
Sometimes it can be difficult to pack a lunch for a child. However, these 5 options are sure to be a hit with everyone! You won’t have to worry about what your child is eating (or not eating), and your child will have a delicious meal. Everyone will be satisfied.