No child wants to eat boring sandwiches for lunch everyday. If you’re in need of a bit of inspiration when it comes to your kids’ lunches, simply continue reading to discover 5 kids lunch ideas that you may want to experiment with.
Many kids actually love sushi and even if your kids are scared to try out sushi for the first time, they may enjoy hand made sushi which is shaped into cute shapes such as Mickey Mouse shaped sushi. Some ingredients that you may want to roll with your seaweed wraps and rice include avocado, salmon, chicken, corn and sweet potato. Although the options are endless and you are free to create custom sushi rolls that suit your kids’ food preferences. Just be mindful that your kids may not want to try wasabi or ginger with their sushi.
If your kids don’t enjoy eating sandwiches on a daily basis, you may want to freshen things up by using healthy wholegrain pita pockets to create healthy, delicious wraps. Again, you can fill your pita pockets with a wide variety of ingredients and you can customize your pita pockets to suit each of your children’s individual tastes. Some ingredients you may want to consider placing in your pita pockets include ham, chicken, cheese, fried egg, bacon, tofu, beans, salsa, guacamole and sour cream. You can even use hummus in your home made pita pockets. If your kids are adventurous when it comes to food, they may want to try falafel patties which are made of chickpeas in their pita pockets.
Another idea that your kids may enjoy is getting to enjoy fried rice at school. Some ingredients that you may want to use in your fried rice include fried egg, broccoli, carrots, peas, bok choy, mushrooms and chicken. It’s a great idea to just use whatever vegetables are currently in season to create fresh tasting fried rice. If you’ve never made home made fried rice, it’s a great idea to purchase a kid friendly mild soy sauce to give your fried rice extra flavor. Most kids will also love onion in their fried rice.
Frittata’s are a novel way to serve your kids eggs for breakfast. Eggs are a great idea for children’s lunches as they are packed full of healthy fats and protein, which are essential for growing children. If you’re not sure what a frittata is, slowly cooked over a lower heat than you’d use to cook an omelet and is easy cut up like a piece of pie.
Contrary to popular belief acai bowls aren’t just for breakfast as they also make great lunch ideas for kids that have a bit of a sweet tooth. Acai bowls traditionally feature oats, cut up bananas, yoghurt and an assortment of fresh fruit suit as berries, apples and mangoes. Again your can customize each acai bowl to suit your children’s preferences.
So what are you waiting for? If you don’t want to serve your kids the same lunches everyday, it’s a great idea to experiment with all five of the child friendly lunch ideas that are listed above!