Honesty rules here – Therefore, I confess that if IT were up to me, my busy schedule, my love of salt, and my weekly errands – I could easily be the Queen of french fries and nuggets!
Shame on me, right!?
But, if you know my heart and the way we feed our family, you will know that convenience doesn’t always trump healthy eating.
Even when we are out of the house and running errands….( although the economical popcorn and organic chocolate milk is easy to split between all of my littles, and keep us ALL happy through lunch time shopping trips.)
So lunches CAN be more than salt and processed meat!
Let’s share some creative healthy eating lunch ideas today that will not overwhelm and make us feel as if we need to pour over a new diet web site, printing off various recipes, and buying a whole new pantry of all natural ingredients.
With a big family, I have had to find the balance between economical and healthy… and we cannot forget – Yummy!
Kids Tested – Family Approved – Healthy Lunch Time Meals
Here are a few of our favorites:
-Whole Grain tortillas with cream cheese spread and turkey or albacore tuna rolled into wraps ( spinach for those who choose)
-Boiled Eggs, sliced strawberries and handful of almonds
-Organic popcorn and fruit smoothies
-Warm pumpkin or banana bread with sliced apples and peanut butter
–Warm rice, chili or black beans, black olives , sour cream, romaine lettuce, and homemade salsa in a warm wrap
-Mini-Taco Salads with quartered oranges for dessert
-Mini-pancake skewers with fruit puree or homemade maple syrup
-Mini-tortilla home made pizzas – the kids get to create their own
-We even had oatmeal for breakfast! We love it that much!
-Blue corn chips with melted mexican cheese and homemade salsa
-Special veggie plates with baby carrots and ranch, sliced cucumbers and pretzels and hummus ( love our recipe for this!)
Keep the creative ideas coming!
What are your favorite LUNCH Ideas? Healthy and Fun!