Okay…so school is starting soon. Does anyone else have a kid who wants to pack their lunch every day? Mine does. She would rather eat food from home than cafeteria food (can’t say I blame her).
I am a strong advocate for healthy eating. I don’t want my daughter to go to school and not be satisfied at lunch time. Let me share with you the easiest “kid approved” lunches.
1) Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Tortilla Rolls
Here’s a spin off of the classic PB&J. I used a tortilla shell and spread peanut butter on one half and jelly on the other half. Next roll it up so that when you slice it vertically it has both peanut butter and jelly in the roll.
Don’t Forget to Add That Frozen Water Bottle! It will keep everything cold and it will melt during the day until lunch time and then it will be cold.
2) Tortilla Ham and Cheese Sandwich Rolls
I used a tortilla shell and spread mayonnaise on it. Then I added ham and cheese to it. Then I rolled it up and cut it in to halves. Very unique and not a “sandwich”.
3) Leftover Lunch
It seems like we are forever having leftovers for days. My poor husband takes it day after day until it’s gone. But wait! If you buy a thermos for a lunch box you can send leftovers with your kids. My daughter loves anything that tastes like spaghetti. I send her with lasagna, spaghetti, chicken alfredo, etc.
Don’t forget NOT to add an ice pack with this lunch.
4) Homemade lunchables
Did you know you can make those lunchables for less than they cost at the store? Yes! It’s true! For the meat/cheese cracker ones you can use Ritz crackers, cut up cheese slices in to smaller squares, and cut lunch meat up in to squares. Use cupcake liners as separators for the different items.
You can use the same concept with the pizza lunchables. Cut up tortilla shells in to smaller circles. Add cheese, pepperoni, etc to the cupcake liners. Put sauce in to a smaller container that won’t leak.