Kid-Approved Lunches and Snack Recipes
To figure out what kids like, “interview” them about their favorite and least favorite foods. I did this with the tot I used to take care of. He loved being interviewed and I loved having his full attention for more than 5 minutes! Once the interview was over, I took his favorite foods and gave them a fun twist, making sure the meals were also suitable for school.
Kids love fruit smoothies so I would make one large smoothie, and freeze it in ice cube trays. Each morning, I would fill his thermos with 5 ice cubes. Come lunch time, the ice cubes will have thawed and BAM, the tot has a delicious smoothie to drink for lunch.
Secret tip: add ground flax seed and spinach leaves to the smoothie for extra nutrients. The tot will never know!
Here are some delicious fruit smoothie recipes to freeze in ice cube trays!
Breakfast Fruit Smoothie
Kiwi Mango Lassi Smoothie
Mango Apricot Strawberry Smoothie
Fat-Free Strawberry-Yogurt Smoothie
For some turkey and cheese rollups, lay out 2 whole-wheat tortillas, spread some hummus and a drizzle of olive oil on each tortilla, top with shredded turkey and your tot’s favorite cheese. Roll each tortilla and slice into 4-6 bite size pieces. To complete this healthy lunch, pack 2 nectarines. Don’t peel the nectarine. Instead, draw a silly smiley face on the nectarine skin or write a sweet message!
Here are some delicious rolled-up recipes that are PERFECT for kids!