3 Super Easy and Healthy Lunch Ideas

As a parent, packing your child’s lunch every day can be difficult if you want to mix it up every once and a while, especially if you’re packing more than one lunch. To help you out, I’m going to give you 3 super easy and healthy lunch ideas for you to try!

Chicken Salad Celery Sticks

Replace the bun with celery sticks for this super healthy alternative to a chicken salad sandwich! This one is both simple and delicious, just follow this recipe courtesy of Super Healthy Kids – makes 4 servings!

  1. Start with 2 cups of cooked shredded OR diced chicken – you can cook this ahead of time or simply use a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from your local grocery store
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together 1/4 cup Greek yogurt (to replace mayo), 1/4 cup mayo, 1/2 teaspoon vinegar, 3 tablespoons sliced green onions, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder     1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon cracked pepper *as an alternative to regular vinegar, you can use red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, or lemon juice*
  3. Throw the chicken into the sauce and mix well – cover and allow it so chill in the fridge until it is ready to use
  4. Wash and chop celery sticks into 3-4 inch pieces. You’ll need one bunch of celery but may not use all of it, depending on how much you load the sticks and how many kids you are feeding
  5. Simply put the chicken salad onto the celery sticks are you are done!
Photo from Super Healthy Kids

Turkey Apple Cheddar Sandwich

A simple recipe that only takes 5 minutes to whip up a tasty sandwich! Follow this recipe from EatingWell to make a sandwich your child will LOVE!

  1. Spread 1 tablespoon of light mayo onto whole wheat bread
  2. Top with turkey, thinly sliced apple and low-fat cheddar cheese and you are done!
Photo from EatingWell

Pizza Roll-Up

This one is a child pleaser and it tastes just as delicious as it sounds! Try out this recipe for a healthy alternative to regular pizza, courtesy of EatingWell!

TIP: Make ahead of time and let sit in the fridge over night

  1. Place whole wheat flour tortilla into place and spread already made pizza sauce all over it
  2. Top with even layer of shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese and spinach
  3. Microwave on high until cheese is melted – about 45 seconds
  4. Carefully roll tortilla up
  5. Let tortilla cool before slicing into pieces, if desired
  6. Place in medium size container and you are complete!
Photo from EatingWell

Bon Appetite!

Do you have any recipes that your kids love? Share them in the comment section below!