Healthy Lunchbox ideas - A Guest Post

You know its morning, when the mind is sleeping and the eyes are struggling to stay awake. When there's no desire stronger than getting under the cosy duvet, and shutting the world for few extra minutes. Alas, that would not be so, since its the school time for the kiddo. So wake up 'mumma' and pack a healthy, tasty lunchbox for your dearest. 

If you are still enjoying a life without kids, then please skip the post, as you hit the snooze button for the nth time. But if not, then I'm sure you got hooked by the title of the post itself. Like a sponge, every mom tries to get as much info on what to feed their picky eater. How to get some healthy and nutritious food into the little tummies. And yes it got to be quick too, since we are talking about lunchboxes, which gets packed in the wee hours of the morning...and not some lavish brunches, made for the weekend.

 Just like you, I too am faced with this dilemma every other day. Thanks to the world of blogging and social media, I chanced upon Anjali Shah, a certified Health Coach, based in California. She blogs at Picky Eater, where you can get lots of information and ideas on how to eat healthy and tasty! I requested her for some healthy and quick recipes to share with you all, and very sweetly, she agreed to do so. So over to Anjali, for her healthy ideas. Please note that these images are only indicative of the ingredients used.

Lunch Ideas for Kids

healthy lunches for kids is always a challenge: parents are
constantly trying to accommodate their kids' picky palates while
creating something healthy for them! Variety is important, as is
getting your kids to eat their fruits and vegetables. Here are 4
healthy lunch ideas that are guaranteed to please even the pickiest
eater, and are super delicious too!

Whole Wheat PBJ

  • 2 slices sprouted whole grain bread

  • 1/2 tbsp peanut butter

  • 1/2 tbsp almond butter

  • 1 tsp strawberry jelly

Method - Apply both the butte and jelly on the bread slice. Top with other slice and serve with 1 mini bag
of carrot sticks and 1 apple. 

Mexican "Sushi" 

  • 1/4 cup refried black beans

  • 2 Tbsp shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1 tsp
    diced onion

  • 2 tsp diced tomatoes

  • 1 tsp diced avocado

Method - Spread beans
on a whole wheat tortilla, top with remaining ingredients. Roll into
a burrito and slice like sushi. 

Rainbow Pizza

  • 1 whole wheat pita bread, 

  • 2 tsp diced tomatoes

  • 2 tsp
    shredded carrots 

  • 2 tsp diced yellow bell peppers

  • 2 tsp diced

  • 1 tsp diced red onion

  • 2 tbsp shredded mozzarella

Method - Heat griddle pan. Place pita bread and layer with all the veggies nicely. (You can use slightly cooked veggies too). Top with cheese and cook till the cheese melts.

Mediterranean Mix

  • 1/4 cup cooked quinoa

  • 2 Tbsp feta cheese

  • 1 Tbsp diced

  • 1 Tbsp diced tomatoes

  • 1 Tbsp diced arugula

  • 1 tsp diced
    red onion

  • 2 Tbsp garbanzo beans

Method - Mix all the above ingredients and serve with 2 tbsp hummus + 8
whole wheat pita chips + 1 cup fresh grapes.


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