With this amazing collection of ideas, you will never be stuck for yummy treats to pack up in your child’s lunchbox again!
Not only are there plenty of healthy and tasty recipes to choose from but there are also some quirky suggestions for adding a little bit of fun to lunchtime.
Have you ever packed up a nice lunch for your child only to have most of it return again uneaten at the end of the school day? Most parents have experienced this battle before but we believe that if kids have an input in what goes into their lunchbox, they’re more likely to eat it! This handy printable is a great way to get them involved and make sure that they know what contributes towards a nutritious lunch…then maybe they will eat every last crumb!
A melted mouthful of the kids’ favorite ingredients, wrapped in a deliciously crispy crust…these homemade pizza pockets will beat soggy sandwiches every time! They’re easy to make and you can play about with the fillings to create a different treat each time.
These tasty corndog muffins are a quick and easy way to deliver that same traditional flavor but in miniature form! A batch will only take 18 minute to bake, then you can pop them in the freezer ready to pack up for lunches.
With four different skewer suggestions to choose from Gina, over at skinnytaste.com, proves that you can put just about anything on a stick!
Sometimes it’s nice to give your kids something warm to enjoy at lunchtime, especially in the cold winter months. With this easy mac n’ cheese recipe you can send your little ones off to school knowing that they have got a yummy meal waiting in their backpack.
These free printable lunch jokes will turn your child into the comedian of the table. What a nice surprise for them to open up their lunchbox each day and find either a joke, a brain teaser or simply a loving note from you.
Sandwiches are an easy go-to when you’re preparing lunches but if your children don’t like them then it can be hard to find a suitable replacement. Why not try a tasty lasagna cup? Layers of marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese and wonton wraps come together to create the perfect mouthful…food is just more fun when it’s made in a muffin in!
Serve up some fresh guacamole and tomato salsa alongside some quesadilla dipper strips and you’ll be the coolest mom around!
When it comes to lunch making supplies Corey, over at familyfreshmeals.com, has got everything you need to know! From shape cutters, to Bento boxes and decorative animal cups, she has a fantastic collection of equipment that will inspire you to make eating that extra bit special!
Smoked ham and tangy cheese, wrapped inside a roll of soft dough – you know these savory pinwheels sound scrumptious!
Sweet or salty, pretzels are everyone’s favorite snack and this homemade recipe has all the taste of a vendor pretzel right there in your little one’s lunchbox!
Marla’s kids went crazy for these homemade spaghettiOs and mini meatballs so we reckon there’s a pretty good chance that your kids will love them just as much! The family-favorite dish takes no time to make and can be enjoyed hot or cold.
Making lunch seem more exciting doesn’t mean you have to cook up an extravagant meal every day…sometimes the simple things are the best so encourage your little one’s to eat up and add a few funny faces to their food.
Ditch the processed store-bought junk and make your own healthy pizza lunchables instead! Better in both taste and nutritional value these will be an instant hit! The kids will love having something yummy to munch on and all you parents will like knowing they’re getting something that’s good for them – it’s a win, win!
Ritz crackers are always a popular snack with little ones but these delicious parmesan crackers are a fantastic alternative that you can make at home.
These cute little quiches are ideal for lunch on-the-go. If your kiddo’s aren’t keen on greens then this is the perfect way to hide them!
If your child has got a birthday coming up and it falls on a school day then you can send them off with a special treat in their lunchbox. Wrap each food item individually in gift wrap and they can delight in opening another round of presents in front of their friends.
It’s a sandwich…but not as you know it! If you’re looking for a different sweet treat to try and tickle your tots’ taste buds then give this apple and peanut butter sandwich recipe a go. Filled with layers of granola and raisins, the fruit stack packs plenty of flavor and texture.
Cold, creamy and delicious, these frozen yogurt buttons are an innovative and creative alternative to all those sugar-filled snacks that consume the shelves. It only requires one ingredient and after a short stint in the freezer the whole family can tuck in!
Taste the rainbow with this fun and vibrant fruit wrap. Fresh and beautiful it can be prepared in a matter of minutes and devoured in the same time too!
There’s no need to run to the store for ingredients because you’ll probably already have everything you need in your pantry for these tasty peanut butter balls. In fact, why not get the kiddies involved in the making process, they’ll love getting their hands dirty before they sample what they’ve created!
They don’t necessarily look that healthy but don’t be fooled because these blackberry, mint and lime leathers are filled with fruit which means they offer a great source of goodness! The roll-ups contain no added colorings and no artificial ingredients, just wholesome honest ingredients.
Transform a bunch of grapes into some adorable caterpillar characters and give your child’s lunch some personality! The kabobs are a great way to trick youngsters into eating one of their five-a-day by distracting them with a fun disguise.
While we’re thinking about fun ways to manipulate ingredients, check out this amazing lunch art from Kendra at stoplookingetcookin.com. She has created a brilliant fruit and veggie snail that looks almost too good to eat!
Banana smothered in peanut butter, wrapped up in a tortilla and cut into sushi-style pieces? These banana dog bites taste as amazing as they sound!
A lunchbox favorite, these homemade fruit cups will add a little sweetness to the day! Make them in personal sized containers and play around with different combinations of fruit until you find the one your kids’ love best!