Lunch is a meal that can be rather boring for children. They might eat a sandwich or a bowl of soup just to get enough energy for the rest of the day. You can make lunch exciting with a few different recipes that are healthy and tasty.


What child doesn't like being able to pick up their food and eat it from a stick? Create tasty skewers with pieces of sliced fruit, adding a bit of peanut butter on the top piece. Another idea is to make a sandwich on the skewer. Add meats, cheeses and vegetables to create the sandwich, placing a pickle on top for a fun effect. This is a fun way to add variety to your child's lunch as each skewer can feature a different meat or cheese.

Love Notes

Let your child know they are loved by adding colorful notes wrapped around pieces of fruit. Print shapes of fruits, and add a short message before tying the note to fruits that match the paper. Each note can have a fun approach with a few words that relate to the kind of fruit, such as "I'm Plum Crazy for You." These are ideas for younger children who might have a hard time being away from home during the day.


When you think of a burrito, you might imagine meat and cheese inside a tortilla. Make a burrito fun by adding slices of banana, peanut butter and jelly, rolling the tortilla up so that it's easy to eat. A flat bread square from Klosterman Baking Company can also be used as it can be rolled in the same way. If you want something a little healthier, use almond butter along with various kinds of fruits.


Sushi isn't something that is usually appealing to children. You can make a fun kind of sushi for lunch that can include a variety of ingredients. Cut thin strips of bread that are wide enough to roll. Place cheese, small pieces of meat and vegetables along the bread, rolling it to create what looks like sushi. Tuna and carrots are a treat with a high amount of protein. You can also try bananas and peanut butter or cucumbers and turkey.

Give your children energy for the day with fun lunch ideas. If they like seeing what they eat and have tasty ingredients to enjoy, then they are more likely to eat the food in front of them. The best part is that you control what goes into the lunch menu, so you can make it healthy while it's still delightful.

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