Best Lunch Box Eats Of 2019
The school year is here and we’re ready to rock with a fully-customizable line-up of awesome lunches guaranteed to energize and fuel their way through the school day!
If there is any comfort food kids are always happy to eat, it’s macaroni and cheese! This brilliant recipe incorporates onion, garlic, carrots and cauliflower into the cheese sauce making it the perfect way to sneak some nutritious veggies past picky eaters. Ready in just 40 minutes, you could add in broccoli or bacon for extra “yum”!
This lunch box-friendly treat is an excellent way to fill your growing student up with natural carbs, healthy fats, protein and fiber to power through the day. But don’t stop at bananas and peanut butter – you can make sushi with anything that can be rolled into a tortilla! Add jam, granola, chopped strawberries, coconut flakes, chocolate chips, cereal and more!
Let’s face it – kids love muffins. But what makes these muffins different is the main ingredient – protein-packed eggs! Since frittatas do well with a wide range of seasonings and ingredients, it’s easy to have your kids have a say in the baking process. A few different frittata combos we love:
- Bacon & Cheddar
- Tomato & Mozzarella
- Pepperoni & Parmesan
- Broccoli & Cheddar
- Ham & Swiss
- Mushroom & Goat Cheese
- Jalapeños & Cream Cheese
Not only are they super tasty, you can also make 12 at a time for a weeks worth of lunches and are great cold or microwaved for 50 seconds!
Easy, tasty and nutritionally well-balanced – kabobs are a school lunch that kids and grown-ups can get behind. Firstly, the combinations are endless – anything you put on a sandwich can go on a kabob. Simply cut ingredients to bite-sized pieces and add to skewer in the order of your choice. Serve spreads and dressings on the side for dipping, with one or two additional snacks to keep lunch fun and filling. From cut-up-sandwiches and cheese chunks to pancakes and fruit, kids will love choosing and building their own kabob combinations.
From ham and cheese to apple pie, crescent rolls are one easy way to make any meal more fun. Simply stuff with your favorite fixings (meats should be cooked) and bake off until fluffy and delicious. You can make them sweet or savory, or mush all those triangles together for more of a “hot pocket” effect. Some combinations of crescent roll lunches we love:
- Marinara + Mozzarella + Pepperoni
- Cream Cheese + Sausage
- Salami + Ham + Capocollo + Provolone
- Peanut Butter + Jelly
- Bacon + Scrambled Egg + Cheese
- Apples + Ham + Cheddar
- Buffalo Chicken + Cheese
- Roast Beef + Swiss
Not Sure How Much To Pack?
Follow these guidelines from Parents.com!
Ages 1-3: 1,200 – 1,400 calories
Ages 4-6: 1,500 – 1,750 calories
Ages 7-9: 1,700 – 1,950 calories
August 29, 2019