We are on the homestretch moms and starting to prepare our kids to GO BACK TO SCHOOL! It is always something fun to look forward to but also a little stressful to get back into the mind set in preparing daily lunches. My daughter’s school does not have a kitchen, so the kids need to bring a lunch from home every day. With a picky eater, and five days of lunches, this mama had to get creative. Here are a few fun lunch ideas to help you start off the new year with a bang!
Peanut butter, marshmallow fluff- I got this idea from my mother-in-Law who used to make it for her daughter. My daughter loves peanut butter and marshmallows so I knew this sandwich would be a hit. The fluff has 8g of sugar which is less than most jelly spreads and a little goes a long way.
Salami, cream cheese pin wheels- You can get creative with this. I do not use a tortilla, but it certainly can be wrapped in one and able to hold extra additions that way. I spread little cream cheese on top of the salami (garden vegetable is our favorite) and roll them up. Sometimes I add diced black olives or even banana peppers for older kids who can handle the heat. Shredded carrots, broccoli or even other meats are great additions to these rolls. If they are hard to stay closed, we use a toothpick to hold them in place.
Nann bread Pizzas- This is much like a “homemade lunchable” except you know a little more of what you are actually putting into your kids’ lunch. I put Naan bread into the large part on the Bentgo box, just leaving it plain. In the other compartments I add pizza sauce, cheese, and pepperoni. My daughter can then make her own pizza at lunch time with whatever she chooses to put on it and it makes lunch time a little more fun!
Meat and Cheese kabobs- Salami is usually my only option for my daughter to eat but you can use any lunch meat you desire. I fold the meat small enough to fit onto a toothpick. After the meat is on, I will add a cheese cube. Usually, one each will fit on a toothpick. I put three or four in her lunch followed by some crackers.
I hope these are some fun ideas to help you prepare some fun, delicious, new lunches this coming school year.