Wednesday, August 22, 2012

15 Healthy & Yummy Lunchbox Recipe Ideas

It is lunchbox planning time! We know it is a tough and important task, so here are a few ideas to help you out! All healthy, from experienced moms. You can combine items for complete meals.
Variety is always important, so kids don't get bored!
  1. Wholewheat pita, peanut butter and sliced banana pockets.
  2. Roasted fruits: try roasting banana in the oven with cinnamon and honey. It makes a great dessert!
  3. Veggie Pies: stuff the pie with the kids' favorite veggies. Click here for a delicious pie recipe.
  4. Wholewheat tortilla wrap: stuff it with veggies, cheese and ground turkey. Use kids' favorite ingredients!
  5. Sliced organic veggies with hummus: raw green bell peppers, carrots, brocoli and a small container with hummus for dipping. Click here for a yummy hummus recipe.
  6. Wholewheat bread with cream cheese/brocolli/spinach/garlic spread: Blend cream cheese, boiled broccoli, spinach and a garlic clove to a spread consistency. You can also add boiled carrots to the spread.
  7. Cubed sweet potato: microwave the whole potato for 8 minutes, let cool, then cut.
  8. Plain yogurt with honey and pieces of fruit.
  9. Wholewheat Pretzel with hummus for dipping.
  10. Sweet potato sliced and baked in the oven with salt and herbs.
  11. Whole wheat waffles with peanut butter, honey or maple syrup.
  12. Homemade granola bars are always delicious, and kids will love even more if they help bake them! Click here for a great homemade Fruit and Oat Granola Bar recipe.
  13. Mini vegetable pizzas: split wholewheat English muffins and top each half with tomato sauce, cheese, and veggies.
  14. Make a wholesome snack by cutting whole wheat pita rounds into wedges, toasting them, and packing with cheese slices. 
  15. Peanut butter, banana and raisins sandwich in wholewheat waffles. Click here for step-by-step recipe
Click here for other healthy recipes.

    1 comment:

    1. I found your blog through a friend and I look forward to roasting the bananas this weekend! Thanks for sharing these great snack ideas!