Filling your child´s lunch box with nutritious food that is easy to fix and creative enough to sustain their interest can be hard. Below are some recipes that will satisfy not only the pickiest eater but also will take only minutes to prepare.
Cut an apple in half, clean out the middle, stuff with peanut butter or cream cheese or slices of cheddar cheese. Place back together again, wrap with plastic wrap.
Graham Cracker Sandwiches:
Cover graham crackers with peanut butter, chocolate chips, and small marshmallows. Top with a second cracker to make a sandwich.
Stuff pita bread with sauce, cheese, and pepperoni, or send the ingredients along on the side and let the kids build their own!
Pack a small container of yogurt with sliced apples, sliced pears, and several grapes to use for dipping.
Ants on a Log
Fill celery with peanut butter and place raisins on top to resemble ants.
Roll a slice of lunchmeat and cheese together to make a "log.´ Another alternative: Use a cheese stick instead of a slice of cheese.
Use cookie cutters to create fun sandwich shapes, such as hearts, snowmen, Santas, and circles.
Veggies and Ranch:
Send carrot sticks, tomato slices, and other veggies along with a small container of ranch for dipping.
PB&J Banana Sandwiches
Let the kids help create a menu and prepare their own lunches. These jobs will make it easier on you and will ensure that your children eat what is packed. Also, send along a surprise from time to time, such as a quick I love you note or a little "treat´, which your child will enjoy receiving.
Additional sites to check out: