If I refuse to eat something for health reasons, I would not serve that something to my children (if I had any.. do dogs count?). For this reason, I really wanted to come up with a school lunch recipe that is as healthy as it is fun to eat. Most kids are sent to school with a sandwich on wheat bread. Ditch the bread and replace it with veggies and you have a wholesome meal that will help keep your child focused during a long day at school. Easy enough? Though, the problem with this is that a lunch box full of veggies is just not cool. By putting their lunch on skewers, they have a bright, colorful, cool lunch that other kids will be in awe of! They will not even miss the bread.
What you will need:
Keep in mind that this is more of a serving idea than a recipe. Feel free to use whatever vegetables, meats, and cheeses your kids like!
2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup cherry tomatoes
2 bell peppers
5 slices of ham (all natural, nitrate free!)
2 ounces of cheese cut into thin squares
Optional: Greek Yogurt
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add your broccoli and cook for one minutes. You just want to blanch the broccoli. After one minute, transfer the broccoli to cold water. Cut your bell peppers into 1-2 inch squares. Cut your ham into triangles (4 per piece). Then simply build your skewers! I made mine in this order: bell pepper, broccoli, tomato, ham, cheese, repeat. This is a great time to get the kids involved! Have them come up with their own pattern. When kids help cook something, they are much more likely to eat it! Package them in zip lock bags and serve with a side of Greek yogurt for dipping! *Please only send children to school with this lunch who are mature enough to handle wooden skewers.
Send the kiddos to school with their Lunch Box Skewers and these back to school puns!
Give your math teacher a geome-tree as a gift because its their favorite plant!
Taking too much time in the restroom is called stalling.
When the teacher asked her student why he ate his homework, he said it was because he did not have a dog, dog-gone it.
How do you make lunch fun for your kids?