With the dawn of the new school year, mums everywhere are trying to fill their kids lunch boxes with healthy, new and different lunches. Especially for those kids starting at new schools, like my son, it would be imperative to make their lunches extra special and fun.
This post provides some great easy lunch ideas, and recipes from past and present.
Remember to keep your kids lunches exciting and full of surprises. They will definitely come home with empty boxes at the end of the day!
It’s important to try and include most of the essential food groups in your child’s lunch box.
Proteins, dairy, fruit and vegetables should be present daily to ensure your child is ingesting a healthy diet.
Here are some delicious quick and easy lunchbox ideas and recipes. Hope you enjoy making them and your kids enjoy eating it!
Cheesy Rice Cakes
Whisk together 3 eggs, 1/4 cup sour cream, and salt and pepper to taste. Add in 1/2 cup grated cheese and 2 cups leftover cooked rice. Add in chopped spring onions. Spoon into a greased muffin pan and garnish with dried herbs.
Bake in a preheated 180 degree oven for 15-20 minutes. Enjoy with ketchup or mayonnaise.
Pesto and Potato Sandwiches
These are so delicious and a change from the usual sandwiches. They are perfect for picnics and school lunches.
Click here for the full recipe
Kiddies Sushi Roll Ups
Remove the crusts of 2 slices of brown bread. Flatten the bread with a rolling pin until paper thin. Spread a layer of cream cheese and spoon some tuna mayo filling onto one end. Sprinkle on salt and pepper. Arrange cucumber sticks and avocado slices over. Roll into a tight roll. Cut and serve. Perfect for kids lunches and so delicious as well.
These chicken skewers make an excellent protein packed lunch. Marinate small cubes of chicken with mild spices like salt, pepper, paprika and olive oil. Cook in a hot pan until done. Skewer cooked chicken with your kids favourite veggies and you have a quick and easy lunch. Add some pita breads to make it extra filling.
Crumbed Chicken Tortilla Sliders
The Simply Chicken range of crumbed nuggets, fillets and fingers make a perfect addition to the lunchbox.
Click here for a great idea to use the nuggets.
Louisiana Chicken Pasta
Using the Simply Chicken Steaklets, this pasta couldn’t be any simpler.
Click here for the full recipe.
Spiced Pear Muffins
For a delicious sweet treat addition to your child’s lunch box, try these super easy pear muffins.
Click here for the full recipe.
Veggie Mac n Cheese
Finding it difficult to get your kids to eat their veggies…try this delicious pasta bake by cooking mixed vegetables, puree them, mix in bechamel sauce/cream and toss with cooked pasta. Yum!
Tortilla Roll Ups
Tortilla wraps are a great vessel for any filling and veg and the best part is that it is light and healthy.
You could add in vegetables and protein to make a delicious and filling school lunch.
Try this delicious combination :
Asian inspired tortilla wraps
Spread your wrap with crunchy peanut butter, fill with red cabbage, lettuce, carrot and shredded chicken. You can add in a few avocado slices. Drizzle generously with sriracha and close tightly. Cut into pieces and pack for a scrumptious lunch.
Hope these recipes and ideas are useful in assisting you to fill your child’s lunchbox with fun and exciting food.