Whether you have a picky eater or are just cooking challenged, these classic recipes always receive top marks from kids. Keep the traditions alive while putting a satisfied smile on your little one’s face!
A grilled cheese sandwich is a simple, hot kid’s lunch that is quick to prepare. Choose your favorite type of butter or oil to coat the frying pan and add the sandwich to cook for a couple of minutes on each side. Although the classic version is with white bread, you can select your child’s favorite variety and crumble up some cheese for the filling. A perfect hot lunch on a cold day!
Eggs are so versatile. They can be cooked in numerous ways and topped with seasonings or sauces. Kids are often satisfied by the classic hard-boiled egg and I doubt you will find anything easier than putting an egg in water and waiting for it to boil! Try scrambled, sunny side up, or an omelette if they prefer a bit of variety. Eggs are nutritious and cheap, so this is a satisfying lunch for parents and kids.
Peanut Butter and Jelly
There are few things that are more classically American than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Simply choose your bread, spread your peanut butter, and spread your jelly, squish together and you’re done! It is unlikely that your child will need to be prodded into eating this lunch, but using cookie cutters to cut it is always a fun way to dress up a sandwich.
Lunch meat and cheese
Entire aisles are devoted to lunch meats and cheese in most grocery stores. Kids tend to prefer thinly sliced, higher quality lunch meats. Try to avoid the water-added mystery meats. Select a couple of meats, like turkey and ham and pair it with a couple of cheeses, like American cheddar and provolone. Serve as a roll-up, with crackers, or as a sandwich. This classic is particularly easy to pack in a lunchbox.
Is anyone sure what hot dogs are made from? Try not to investigate this one too much and simply appreciate the fact that kids love hot dogs. They will be full and happy. Hot dogs can be prepared by microwaving, boiling, or baking in the oven. Choose the method your little one seems to enjoy the most and serve with ketchup, mustard, or cheese.
A classic kid’s lunch for each weekday! Smile in knowing your efforts to fill your child’s tummy will be successful by sticking to the tried and true favorites.