Miss Farah

School Lunch Ideas

Posted on: September 10, 2009

School Lunch IdeasOne of the best parts of shopping for school supplies is picking out the lunch box that your child will love to tote to school every day.

1- If your child wants the same thing day after day, go ahead and pack it, as long as the overall meal is nutritious and you are sure your child eats it. Kids don’t like a lot of change in what they eat. Did you know that it takes 10 to 12 introductions to a new food before a child is usually willing to even taste it?

2- Send breakfast for lunch – pancakes or French toasts sticks, a bagel, or eggs on an English muffin would also make great, reheatable lunches.

3- Wrap fruits and vegetables in a paper towel to keep them from getting soggy. To keep apple and pear slices from turning brown in your child’s lunchbox without making them too sour for your child, squirt them with pineapple juice or lemonade.

4-If you make your own snack mixes, you can include healthy additions like dried fruits, unsalted nuts, pretzels, and baked crackers. Kids love to munch on something crunchy and sweet or savory.

Here are some lunch and snack recipe ideas and links to more sandwich recipes and kid-friendly food.

Easy Chocolate Saucepan Brownies
Chocolate Sour Cream Cupcakes
Lunch Box Sour Cream Cookies
Chewy Granola Cookies
Orange Cookies
Cheese Sticks
Easy Ritz Cracker Treats
Crispy Granola Munchies
Chicken Sandwiches
Tuna Sandwich
Chewy Microwave Granola Bars
Chicken Spread & Variations
Beef Sandwich Spread
Quick and Easy Pudding Cookies
Easy No-Cook Salsa
Egg Spreads
Ginger-Oatmeal Cookies
Peanut Butter Crispy Rice Bars
Yogurt Fruit Dip


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