If you are looking for super easy ideas to fill the lunch boxes of your toddler with some healthy and filling meals then you have landed on the right page.
The working moms of Abu Dhabi usually don’t have much time to prepare fancy lunches for their toddlers, they just want to give nutritious meal but unfortunately the kids usually don’t like plain food. You have to invest some time to make it a bit more interesting.
Here are some interesting lunch ideas for preschoolers;
- Mashed Potatoes with gravy:
Kid’s schools in Abu Dhabi suggest parents to give healthy yet filling meals so that kids remain active throughout the day.
Kids love mashed potatoes. You can add your child’s favorite gravy with it. Since the main dish is a bit heavy, give fresh juice of any seasonal fruit. This is really a filling lunch, which can easily be prepared earlier.
- Vegetable cutlets:
Mosaic Nursery is a Preschool Learning Center that encourages learning through fun-filled manner. You can also incorporate learning in the meal of your child. Make vegetable cutlets with cutters of different shapes, alphabets, and numbers.
You can freeze vegetable cutlets beforehand. Give a few slices of fresh seasonal fruits (like oranges, fresh berries) along with the main dish.
- Mini Quiche:
You can make quiche with your child’s favorite protein (chicken, turkey, beef, etc.) and freeze it. Just put it in the oven in the morning to melt the cheese and give color. Give fresh seasonal fruit juice.
- Oat Cookies:
A good preschool in Abu Dhabi focuses on the healthy lifestyle of kids and pieces of advice the parents to avoid extra-sugary food in the lunch as it slow down the learning process of the kids and make them lazy and unhealthy.
You can bake oat biscuits night before and give it in the lunch. Cut it in the alphabet, number or unique shapes to make it interesting. A glass of fruit shake goes really well with the cookies.
- Healthy Muffins:
Try to make a healthier version of the muffins. You can bake a variety of muffins a night before. Try spinach muffins, zucchini muffins, apple, banana, carrot or even pumpkin. Give fresh juices and some cheese slices.
- Chicken skewers:
You can prepare chicken skewers with your child’s favorite vegetables. Add colorful vegetables like potato, tomato, cucumber, with the chunks of cottage cheese to make it appealing for kids. Give fresh juice to enjoy with chicken skewers.
- Mini Burgers:
Kids are crazy for burgers. Make a healthier version of a burger with your child’s favorite protein, a slice of fresh cucumber and tomatoes. You can give a cup of fresh yogurt with shredded cabbage and carrot. Fresh juice compliments the burger really well.
- Bite size Sandwiches:
Make bite size sandwiches that the kids can easily eat. You can prepare the sandwich mixture a night before to make it easier for you. Try the tuna sandwich as the fish is really good for the brain of kids. Give fresh fruit slices with the sandwiches.
- Peanut butter and Jelly Sandwich:
If you are running out of time, just spread peanut butter on one slice and jelly on another. Cut it into different shapes. Put slices of fresh fruits and give it in the lunch.
- Short Noodles:
Preschool teachers suggest the parents to give short noodles as it is easy to eat with no mess. In addition to protein, you can also introduce a variety of vegetables to kids. Add some peas, finely chopped mushrooms, carrots, onion, cabbage, beans, etc.
Hope, this article is helpful for moms looking for lunch ideas that are easy yet healthy for kids.