Packing a school lunch for your little ones that is both healthy and fun doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming. As much as I love looking at all of those amazingly detailed kid lunches that are scattered all over the web, I just don’t have the patience to make a sandwich that looks like a cartoon character or use broccoli and carrots to recreate an African safari scene.
I make my simple lunchbox meals interesting by adding fun colors, shapes and
. . . SPRINKLES!
Easy Lunchbox Ideas
The main reason that I do not get all artistic while preparing my daughter’s lunches is because I hate when food touches! Yes, I am one of THOSE people. Ever since I can remember, my food had to be confined within separate areas.
While I was shopping at Target, I also grabbed Natural Jif Peanut Butter and some Smucker’s Simply Fruit. After all, PB&J is a guaranteed kid pleaser!
My daughter loves when I make her a circle sandwich and it is really simple to do. Spread the peanut butter and jelly on the sliced wheat bread, no need to spread it all the way to the edges of the crust. Then use a round cookie cutter or a lid rim to a large mouth jar to cut it into a circular shape. Voilà, you have your circle shaped sandwich without crusts!
I sliced cheddar cheese then used the edge of a wavy cookie cutter to shape the cheese. They remind me of crinkle cut french fries!
I sliced some apples and used a heart shaped cookie cutter on a couple of them. The trick to keeping your sliced apples from turning brown is to lightly coat them with fresh lemon or orange juice.
Of course, you need a dip for the apples. A dollop of Jif Peanut Butter topped with SPRINKLES!
Easy-Peasy, Fast & Fun!
When your kiddo opens their healthy and fun school lunch, they will know that Mom (or Dad) put in a little extra effort to make their meal special.
It’s the little things.
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