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Lunch Ideas for Kids & Cute Food Shapes

Lunch Ideas for Kids & Cute Food Shapes

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 strawberry roses

Cute lunch ideas for kids! Make these easy DIY strawberry roses

Cute lunch ideas for kids 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.

Lunch ideas for kids orange hearts

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.

Easy DIY Sandwich Shapes Cute Lunch Ideas for Kids

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!

Cute lunch ideas for kids Re-play divided plates

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.

Lunch ideas for kids - orange hearts and strawberry roses

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.



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Darcy Koch
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Darcy Koch

I think by making the food look interesting in different shapes, etc. will entice your child to eat more. And the addition of brightly colored plates, bowls, and cups is surely going to help.

Becca
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Becca

Aww, the strawberry roses as super cute

Jasmine Hewitt
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Jasmine Hewitt

these are so cute! I should try making them but they probably wont look as good as yours

Kristy
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Kristy

Those plates look awesome. I’m not sure my boys would appreciate the fancy food though 🙂 Great job, I wish I had the patience to do that!

Evonne
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Evonne

That cupcake sandwich looks so good… I want one now!

Ayana
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Ayana

What a fancy strawberry! Love these ideas and I love those plates!

Justine
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Justine

HOW CUTE IS THIS!? can you make my snack plate please?! luckily my kids are vacuums and will eat anything i put in front of them. once they begin getting picky, i’m getting sandwich cutters like you suggested!

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Elizabeth Brico

Oh these are super cute! I made strawberry roses like that for cupcake toppers for my daughter’s birthday, but never tried it just for regular eating. Good idea!