lunch box ideas for kids
Sanwiches get the all-star treatment thanks to mom's cookie cutters. These go-to baking utensils will add a little pizazz to the typical bread-cold cut combo. Once kiddos select their favorite items, opt for a fun shape for the sammie itself, or simply cut out a slice of the bread into a heart, star or other design. For those looking to give this a try, opt for a recipe from The Lean Green Bean or Spaceship and Laser Beams.
No matter the time of day, pancakes are always a savory option. Blogger Kristine Rosenblatt definitely recommends early-morning foods smack dab in the afternoon. "Kids will love this lunch that features their favorite breakfast foods," she says. "The pancakes and hard boiled eggs can be made ahead to make lunch packing quick and easy. Add in some fresh fruit for a balanced meal." Check out her blog, Kristine's Kitchen, for the recipe and other lunchbox ideas.
For kids who are growing tired of ham and cheese or PB&J, try spicing things up with an omeltte. My Fussy Eater features the recipe for a zesty Spanish Omelette chock-full of veggies like corn, peppers, peas and more. Bonus? It can be served hot or cold. Get the recipe here.
Now that fall holidays are underway—obviously the most important one being Halloween—spice up your child's wraps with a spooky theme. Shape veggies and cold cuts to look like a super-scary horror movie character, but get the basics for the best kid-approved wraps from Kids Eats by Shanai. Find them here.
Bring your kid's love of Goldfish to the next level by making your own! Dinners, Dishes and Desserts offers tips and tricks on how to make 'em, plus ideas for how to make snacktime even cooler (supersized goldfish)! Find the recipe here.