What’s For Lunch?

What’s For Lunch?

Packing my daughters lunch every morning for school was beginning to feel like such a tedious chore.   It seemed that my options for creating what I wanted to be a very healthy lunch were limited because, well frankly, my four year old wishes to only eat pasta.   Can you relate?

I finally began reading some of the parenting emails that flood my inbox regarding children’s eating habits and food preferences.  It occurred to me after viewing a few of the pictures tied into the proposed meals that it wasn’t so much about being extremely creative in what to make but more about how the dish is prepared and presented.

Cutting fruits and vegetables into bit size manageable pieces and shapes is fun for kids.  I’ve also found when I pack my daughters lunch in fun containers they are more likely to return home empty!

Here’s a few ideas to get you start!

Have any fun and creative ideas of your own for serving up a healthy lunch to your kiddos, please let me know!

I first saw these lunch containers on Amazon from Easy Lunchboxes, while researching healthy cookbooks for kids.  I love that they are divided into compartments.  The visual display entices the appetite while the ability to portion control makes me feel better about the foods I send.

I love the idea of this puzzle sandwich cutter!  Many other sandwich cutters that I’ve seen often waste much of the sandwich to obtain the cute little shapes they make.

Lunch Boxes and Snacks: Over 120 healthy recipes from delicious sandwiches and salads to hot soups and sweet treats,  filled with fun and quick ideas to jazz up your child’s lunch.  I am looking forward to trying the oat, raisin and sunflower seed cookies soon!


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