Feeding your children a healthy lunch is an important step to keeping them eating healthy all day. Lunch tends to be the time where we snack and eat junk food. If your kids are in school, they are especially focused on lunch time. With the reduction of recess times, lunch may be the only time in their school day where they get a break.
Kids can be very picky when it comes to what they eat for lunch. At school, children trade pieces of their packed lunches for their favorite treats. While you may pack healthy food, if they don’t like it then the won’t eat it. The trick is to pack healthy food while making it delicious. You also have to consider the nutrients your children need for their growing bodies. Toddlers need different amounts of protein than teenagers.
Here are 10 of the best lunches that you can feed your children. We will show you different foods for different ages, from toddlers to teenagers. Keep reading for tips on all ages!
1. Toddlers: Apple Slices With Cheese
Toddlers, aged between 2-4 years old, are just starting to experience the different flavors of food. They still love to eat with their hands, making cut up apples and cheese a great lunch. Cheese has amazing protein and calcium, which are great for building strong bones. You can use any healthy fruit, such as pears and berries. Choose mild varieties of cheese to cater to your child’s sensitive taste buds. Add in crackers and meat to bulk up this lunch.