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4 healthy lunch box recipes for school children

Running out of ideas on what to put in your little one’s lunch box? Sandwiches are always a good option, but no one wants to eat the same thing every day.

It’s also a chance to add a little extra nutrition to your child’s meals.

Make him a colourful meal with a variety of tastes and textures and you won’t have to worry about him not finishing his meal!

Try these 4 healthy lunch box recipes for school children:

Bites on Sticks

Kids love all the foods they can eat on a stick (and even better if they’re dipped in their favourite sauce): hot dogs, sausages, chicken satays, beef skewers and more. Prepare meat in lunchbox-sized portions and use flat, blunt bamboo sticks to make it safer, especially for young children.

Pack these delicious foods on sticks with your child’s favourite sauce, a serving of rice, a few sliced cucumbers and sliced ripe mangoes. Yoghurt-covered pretzels would also be a good addition!

Cheese Quesadillas

Kids love cheese, whether it’s on a pizza, a sandwich or in a tortilla! Instead of wrapping up grilled cheese, take it up a notch and make a delicious cheese quesadilla. Use wheat tortilla as a healthier option. These quesadillas don’t need to be hot to be delicious.

Garnish them with wheat tortilla chips, avocado slices, jicama sticks and pineapple chunks!

Meals to take away

Think of fresh spring rolls! You can use either rice paper wrappers or large lettuce leaves to make these delicious rolls that are super fun to eat. You can ask your child what they want inside – pork, shrimp, tofu and some sliced vegetables are good choices.

Top these delicious rolls with cubed cheese, sliced peppers, fresh berries and a square or two of chocolate!

Quinoa Salad

Something fresh and new – just combine plain cooked quinoa with your little one’s favorite cheeses, meats and vegetables. You can season it with a vinaigrette of your choice or accompany it with a classic vinaigrette. This makes a light but nutritious meal that kids will love.

Garnish the quinoa salad with a few pear slices, tomato slices with mozzarella, popcorn and a small square of brownie.

Children will enjoy lunch all the more because their food is both appetizing and delicious. Also add more color – the more colorful, the better! Try these healthy lunch box recipes for schoolchildren!