Looking for easy lunch ideas for kids? You can strike a good balance by giving your kids a healthy sandwich or wrap along with strawberry roses or fruit shapes.
It’s easy to make meals healthy and fun with a few creative lunch ideas for kids. For snack time, it can be tempting to feed kids crackers and fruit snacks, but some healthy snack choices go a long way towards boosting your child’s immunity.
These easy kids lunch ideas are simple to make to inspire your child to enjoy healthy foods.
Yummy Strawberry Roses
Kids love to eat food that looks fun. Strawberry roses are super easy to make and these colorful lunch ideas for kids are healthy too! Strawberries are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium and are a good source of Folate, Potassium and Vitamin C.
To make strawberry roses, cut slices around a strawberry and bend each petal down using your knife. The thinner you cut the strawberry slices, the more detailed your strawberry roses will be. Cut down to just above the strawberry base so the rose petals remain intact.
These cute fruit treats will delight your kids and their friends, and encourage them to choose healthy snacks.
Cute lunch ideas for kids! Make these easy DIY strawberry roses
Orange Hearts – Lunch Ideas for Kids with Vitamin C
Orange hearts are easy to create by cutting one end off an orange slice and arranging the pieces to make a heart.
Tuck a few of these orange hearts into your kids’ lunch boxes as a fun way to encourage kids to love fruit! Who wouldn’t love to eat this adorable snack?
Vitamin C is important for kids to have, whether through fresh fruit or a multi-vitamin. We also give our kids a probiotic supplement to help their growing bodies stay healthy and strong.
Easy DIY Sandwich Shapes
Easily make sandwich shapes for your kids by using a cookie cutter to cut a typical sandwich into a crust-free shape.
You can also jazz up any lunch with a lunch punch to make fun shaped sandwiches. These oversized cookie cutters transform a sandwich into a unique shape with a stamped design on top. The cupcake lunch punch cuts out a cherry and top of the cupcake, and the cake lunch punch creates a 3 layered cake design. To use, simply press the lunch punch down on the top of your sandwich and remove the extra edges.
Colorful Kids Mealtime Sets
Serve your creative lunch ideas for kids on colorful Re-Play mealtime sets. These divided kids plates and utensils are made from recycled, FDA approved and food safe plastic. You can choose from divided plates, spoons, forks, drinking cups and snack cups. My girls always choose their favorite colors, purple and blue!
Re-play mealtime sets are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning and the solid colors hold up well throughout regular use. You can fit a good amount of food for your kids on the divided plates. The forks and spoons are sized perfectly for toddlers and kids.
How do you make lunch and snack time healthy and fun for your kids?
Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.