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As I mentioned in the comments in my last post, we don't generally prepare the lunches on the menu I post each week. My kids almost always have a sandwich for lunch, unless they are home. Those lunches are ideas only. I do however stick with my dinner plan, and I always have the snacks available.
So, in honor of the plan, we did have Chicken noodle soup last night. I used this recipe, because she put spinach in it. It was soo, sooo, soo good!!!
The kids had seconds. This blog is dangerous! I try to not visit, but I can't stay away. She always has gorgeous food pictures, with delicious, not healthy, but delicious looking food.
But back to lunch. I considered a few things that sets lunch apart from dinner. Lunches are generally more portable than dinner. And many lunches can be eaten without utensils. This could be why sandwiches are a favorite. Probably one reason fast food is so popular too. So, here I suggest some finger food for your little ones, no forks necessary.
Veggie cheese toast!
In less than 5 minutes, I shredded some carrots, shredded the stem of some broccoli, and sprinkled a tiny bit of colby jack cheese on some whole wheat bread. Put it under broil in the oven for a minute or two, and ate! It was great! You can also try it with parmesan cheese, and I think it would be good too. This is what I ate for lunch. I did not send this to school with the kids.
Other finger food appropriate for lunch:
- Homemade chicken nuggets with homemade fries.
- Mini pizza's on English muffin
- Hard Boiled eggs
- Skewered fruit and cheese, or lean meat and cheese... or olives and cheese.
- A healthier version of Lunchables! Let them assemble their own circle of pita bread, circle of lean meat, and a circle of a tomato.
- Vegetable Pinwheels.
Any finger foods your kids will eat for lunch?