6 Healthy and Delicious Lunch Ideas for Kids

Sometimes it can get very challenging trying to make meals for your kids that are healthy, nutritious, delicious, and easy to make. In this article, you can find some healthy and delicious lunch ideas for your kids that they can enjoy at home or in their lunchboxes.

These lunch options are perfect for your kids and your family. Easy to make meals to enjoy at home or on the go. Find some healthy recipes that everyone can enjoy even when they are recovering from injury or consulting a car accident clinic.

Sweet potato and bean quesadillas

This is another special lunch recipe that’s easy-to-make and eats for kids as well as super healthy.

Directions:

  • Scrub some sweet potatoes and pierce them several times using a fork. Place the sweet potatoes on a microwaveable plate. Next, microwave them uncovered and turn them once for 7 to 9 minutes on each side.
  • After they cool down, cut the sweet potatoes in half and scoop out all the pulp. Now, spread the pulp on half of your tortillas and spread some beans and cheese on top along with some salt and black pepper. Then fold the tortillas in half.
  • Next, heat up the pan or cast-iron skillet over medium heat with some butter. Cook your sweet potatoes and bean quesadillas for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until they are golden and the cheese is soft and melted. Your quesadillas are ready to serve with salsa. 

Chicken noodle soup

This chicken noodle soup recipe is perfect for cold winter days. This heartwarming chicken noodle soup is a favorite of kids and adults who love to enjoy this bowlful of comfort.

Directions:

  • Heat some oil in your stockpot over medium-high heat. Then add 2 chopped celery, 2 chopped carrots, and 1 chopped medium onion and continue to stir and cook the vegetables for 5 to 7 minutes until they are tender.
  • Next add 8 cups of chicken broth, one-fourth teaspoon pepper, and half teaspoon of dried basil in the pot and bring the mixture to boil. Then add 3 cups of uncooked egg noodles and cook them in the broth for 10 to 12 minutes or until they are ready.
  • Finally add 2 cups of shredded chicken and parsley in the pot and stir the mixture until the chicken noodle soup is ready to serve.

Carrot cookie bites

All kids love cookies and you can let them enjoy these healthy carrot cookies without any guilt. These cookies are soft, healthy, delicious, and the aroma is irresistible while baking. They make a perfect lunch or evening snack on a Sunday.

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Then in a large bowl for 5 to 7 minutes mix two-thirds of cream shortening and 1 cup of brown sugar until it becomes light and fluffy. Next, beat in 2 large eggs, followed by half cup of buttermilk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • Then combine the 2 cups of all-purpose flour, half teaspoon of salt, one teaspoon of cinnamon, and one-fourth of baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and cloves. Slowly add this to the cream mixture and stir in the 2 cups of oats, half cup of chopped pecans, and 1 cup of shredded carrots.    
  • Place the cookie dough in small rounds 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets and bake them for 6 to 8 minutes until they are lightly golden. Then place them on wire racks to cool before serving.

Chicken avocado wraps

This is a simple, yet delicious meal option for lunch. This recipe is one of the favorites of many kids and healthy too.

Directions

  • Put some oil in a large skillet and then add 2 chicken leg quarters. Next, stir in 1 can or 2 ounces of chopped tomatoes and one-third of chopped onion and add in salt, cumin, and cayenne according to your taste preference. Bring the mixture to a boil and then bring the heat to low. Then cover the skillet and let the chicken cook, while stirring occasionally.
  • When it’s cool enough, remove the meat from the bones and return the chicken back in the skillet after shredding. Bring the mixture again to boil and simmer on low heat, until the sauce is thick and ready.
  • Next, peel and slice avocado and drizzle some lime juice. Spread some of the chicken mixtures on the tortilla and top it with avocado and seasoning of your choice and roll-up.

Turkey and pasta ranch salad

This pasta recipe is perfect for days when you want to big your kids something that easy-to-make and full of fresh vegetables. This pasta salad is packed with fresh veggies and everyone’s favorite ranch dressing, which makes it particularly popular with kids.

Directions:

  • Cook 2 cups of whole wheat spiral pasta, as instructed on the package. Then drain and rinse the pasta with cold water. 
  • Chop and prepare the veggies for the salad, 2 chopped sweet peppers, 1 medium zucchini, 1 yellow squash, and a half cup of red onion.
  • Next, place the boiled pasta in a bowl and mix in your vegetables and 2 cups of cubed cooked turkey or chicken. Then add parsley and toss the mixture with a half cup of ranch dressing and salt and black pepper to taste. Finally, sprinkle some cheese before serving.

Peanut butter, honey, and apple open-faced sandwich

This is perfect for busy afternoons when you want to fix something healthy super fasts for kids’ lunch. Your kids will love these sandwiches because the flavors are amazing. These sandwiches and easy and fun to make, you can even make them as an activity with your kids. Even you can enjoy one of these sandwiches on the go.

Directions:

  • Nicely spread the peanut butter that your kids like on whole wheat toasted bread slices. Place apple slices on top and drizzle some honey, salt, and cheese.
  • Place your open-faced sandwich on a microwavable plate and microwave it for 20 to 30 seconds, until the cheese is melted and delicious and serve the sandwich warm. 

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Jethro

I'm Jethro. I'm a carpenter, and love to build things! You can find me in the garage or at work most days of the week. My sister is Crystal, who you might know from this very blog. Her son Johnny loves video games just as much as I do - so we have a lot of fun playing together!

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