Healthy and Easy School Lunch Ideas for Kids


Preparing lunch for the kids amidst the rush of morning schedule is really tough.  Preparing a yummy lunch with variety is a challenge for mom.  She has to ensure that the food is nutritious too.  Use the following tips for giving healthy as well as easy lunch for your school going kids:

1.Tortilla vegetable rolls:  When you have time during weekends (or) during your free time during weekdays, cut vegetables like carrot, beans etc.  Store them in airtight containers in the fridge.  Also, stock store-bought tortillas.  You can steam the vegetables.  Mash them and sprinkle salt and spices.  Place a spoonful on the tortilla bread.  Simply roll it.  You can use corns, potatoes, peas etc. in the mashed filling.  This will ensure that your child eats all vegetables.  Since vegetables are in mashed form, you can silently add even those veggies your child hates.  This lunch is simply easy.  You just need to plan and stock the ingredients.

2. Bread Cheese Triangles:  Children love food in different shapes.  Toast the bread.  Add cheese and cut the slice into two triangles.  You can ensure your child gets good fat and Vitamin A and B12.  This can be prepared in a short time span.  If your child hates food, get those awesome kitchen toys from  These make them empathize your efforts and eat properly.

3. Carved fruits:  You can easily make dolphins out of a banana.  You cut fruits into simple shapes like star, heart etc.  If you can only cut it into rounds, no problem.  Just plant two cherries as eyes.  You can make a smiley by adding lip curve using cream.

4. Chicken Noodles:  It is simple to prepare.  You can add vegetables/shredded cottage cheese/tuna/minced and boiled meat or chicken. 

5. Nuts and sprouts salad:  Store sprouts in the freezer.  Children love crunchy food like this.  Nuts and sprouts salad contains a lot of nutrients essential for growth.