How To Pack A Nutritious Lunch Box For Your Pre-schooler : 6 Ideas!

With the schools opening, one of the things that most parents dread is making healthy lunch box items. This is most difficult for parents with toddlers going for the first time to their Preschool, Fullerton, CA. So, to help you out, here are some easy to make quick Lunch ideas for your little ones. Before that, here is a word on choosing the right Lunch box. A bento box is one of the best choices when it comes to sending Lunch for your pre-schooler in childcare Brea, CA. They have compartments where you can pack various kinds of items. Some even come with condiment cups! Such compartmented Lunch boxes are also good for fussy eaters who don’t like their food groups to touch one another.

  • Ham, cheese and peas. Cut small cubes of cheese and hams and pack it with some well-seasoned boiled peas. Such Lunch is great for a toddler between 2 and 3 who are learning to eat by themselves. Add crackers with a fruit juice to complete the meal. These items are pre-cooked and all you have to do in the morning is cut them into the desired size or shape.
  • Pasta salad with veggies like baby corn, broccoli, and carrots. This is not only a healthy lunch but a colorful one as well. Choose penne or fusilli as they are easier and non-messier to eat than spaghetti. Don’t go for heavy sauce dressing; instead opt for olive oil, salt, pepper and herb dressing. Pesto is another healthy sauce or dressing to add. To prepare it, pre-boil the veggies and the pasta the night before, and just toss them in the dressing when packing. You can add grated cheese on top or sliced cheddar cheese with grapes to complete the meal.
  • Boiled eggs and seasonal fruits. This combo is not only easy to eat but very balanced. Add flavored milk as something to drink with this lunch for your pre-schooler in preschool Fullerton, CA. Both the egg and fruits can be made the night before and assembled in the morning.
  • Peanut butter sandwich and carrot sticks with dips. Simple to make and perfect for toddlers. Of course, you need to talk beforehand to your Childcare, Brea, CA about allergy guidelines as many schools have strict rules regarding certain nut-based products. As for the dip, go for healthy ones like hummus if your child likes it. The sandwich can be made quickly, and you can cut into cute shapes to make it more attractive. The carrot sticks and the dip can be prepared beforehand. Cream cheese sandwiches can be a good alternative in case peanut butter is not allowed in the school.
  • Chicken nuggets and fruits. Not all Lunch needs to be super healthy. Allow a cheat day with his favorite chicken nugget and balance it with a helping of seasonal fruit.
  • Kebabs with dips. Don’t get fooled by the name, it is easy to make. All you need is a chicken meatball, some veggies and a dip he likes. Cut the meatball in small pieces, stick into a toothpick with cucumber and cherry tomatoes and the kebab is ready.