Lunch is the one thing kids and parents complain about the most. Parents stress about what to make and kids protest what was packed for them. At Weelicious.com find tips from Catherine McCord, and recipe ideas to create lunches that no kid would think of trading at the lunch table! Here some helpful and healthful strategies:
· Colors, Textures and Shapes, oh my! – The appearance of food is just as important as taste, so use shapes, texture and color to get your kids excited about lunch.
· Get Your Kids Involved – Try getting kids into the kitchen to help you cook – they’ll be thrilled they actually made something in their lunch box.
· Remember the Food Groups – Include a fruit, vegetable, carb and protein in each lunch. Be creative – for instance, the protein doesn’t have to be deli meat – try cheese instead.
· Do The Dip – Kids love an interactive lunch so incorporate a dipping sauce for items like fruit and veggies.
· Include the Right Sweet Treat – Avoid processed or high sugar foods and opt for healthier alternatives such as dried fruits, chewy granola balls or Cheerio cookies.
You can follow Catherine on Twitter to get innovative lunch ideas each day. Some of her favorite ingredients are listed below.
|· Avocado & Cheese Quesadilla· Roasted Veggies· Strawberries & Pineapple
· Sesame Sticks
|· Cilantros· Kiwi· Carrot & Cucumber
· Heaven Scent Organic Crackers
|· Falafel with Tahini· Rice and Edamame· Cheese squares & croutons