Who says school lunches need to be boring? Mix up your kid’s packed lunch with some fun and healthy lunch ideas from school uniform 247 just in time for back to school!
Cucumber and Cream Cheese Mini Skewers
A great way to make vegetables exciting for younger kids is to present them in a new and interesting way. Use a vegetable peeler with to slice long ribbons of a cucumber and thinly spread it with cream cheese. Roll up the cucumber ribbon and pierce with a plastic cocktail skewer and Thread a tomato on the end for some added veggie goodness! To make this idea even more fun for a young child you could use a colourful cocktail skewer with a fun design or place each individual skewer into a funky bun case.
Ham and Cheese ‘lollipops’
Put a fun spin on mundane ham and cheese sandwiches with our ‘lollipop’ idea. All you need to do is make a ham and cheese sandwich on crust-less bread and cut in half, flatten the bread under a large plate and roll up each half, pop a lollipop stick into each piece of bread and there you have it! No more plain old ham and cheese sandwiches at lunchtime!
Mini Bacon Pancake Stacks
Take a classic American breakfast and make it lunch friendly with this mini stack idea; fry and cut bacon into bite size pieces and sandwich between two mini pancakes, finish with a sprinkle of bacon top. Pop a pot of maple sauce in their lunchbox with their favourite fruit and there you have a fun, special lunch without the effort.
Chop up your kid’s favourite fruit into bite sized pieces and pop into muffin cases alongside some breadsticks and pretzel snacks. Fill three small lunchbox pots with yoghurt, low-fat chocolate spread and honey, add some plastic cocktail sticks to their lunch and they’ll have a healthy, lunchtime fondue that their friends will be jealous of! This idea can also be used with chopped vegetables and savoury sauces!
Use cheese sticks and the magic of a vegetable peeler to create a lunch that’s just as colourful as a rainbow! Take a vegetable peeler and use it to slice ribbons of colourful veg such as carrots, peppers, courgettes and aubergines and spiral them around string cheese, securing at each end with a colourful cocktail skewer. Be sure to remind your child of the skewer before giving them their packed lunch and make sure you choose a contrasting colour to the vegetables to avoid any accidents. Add your rainbow sticks into your kid’s lunchbox with a pitta-bread, spread with some hummus and you have a healthy, balanced lunch that your child will love!