KID FRIENDLY SCHOOL LUNCHES — 10 MINUTES OR LESS!
These super easy lunches will have you and your kids smiling! They are minimal work for you in the morning and your kids won’t be begging their friends to trade come lunch time. Make one for the little one as well as some for yourself too!
Try some of these out this upcoming school year and let us know what you think!
1.Fruit and Nut Butter Wrap
This can be customized to the liking of your little ones. Pair a nut butter like peanubutter or almondbutter with fresh fruit like blueberries, strawberries,or bananas. Add some dark chocolate chips, granola, or nuts for an added crunch! Pair with a side of fruit or a small spring mix salad with craisins, apple slices, cashews, and a balsamic dressing.
2. Quinoa Burrito Bowl
This is filling and full of protein! Prep the quinoa the day before and add toppings in the morning! Use quinoa as a base and top with diced tomato, shredded lettuce, black beans, corn, avocado, red onion, a squeeze of lime juice and some avocado lime dressing. Add tortilla chips for a crunch your kids will love!
3. Asian Style Stir-Fry
This is a kid favorite and a great way to get them to eat their veggies! This can all be prepped the night before if need be. Sautee broccoli, julienne sliced carrots, onions, pea pods, mushrooms, and diced bell peppers with a sesame ginger sauce. Serve veggies over brown rice or asian style rice noodles!
4. Veggie Sub
This is probably the fastest meal to make if you’re running low on time. Simply fill a sub roll with some of your kid’s favorite veggies. A great sandwich combo is lettuce, tomato, onion, shredded carrots, and pickles! Add some vinegar, oil, and oregano for that sandwich-shop finishing touch. Serve with a side of apples, peanut butter, and granola.
5. Creamy Avocado Pasta
This can be eaten hot or room temperature which makes it perfect for school! Sautee halved cherry tomatoes, fresh spinach, and diced onion with some veggie broth until soft. In a food processor blend 1 avocado, 2 garlic cloves, 1 tsp lemon juice, a pinch of salt and pepper, a pinch of onion powder, and a pinch of basil, adding olive oil until a creamy sauce like texture is reached. Toss veggies and sauce with penne pasta. Serve with a toasted piece of Italian style whole grain bread!
Please tag us in your school lunch pictures on Instagram @vitality_nutrition! We would love to see the kids eating some healthy meals that will help them learn and grow into beautiful people. Comment below what some of your kids’ favorite lunches are!