Something I've really enjoyed and know kids would enjoy too is a mini pita. cut in half and filled with a small grilled chicken breast, with 1 slice of tomato and 1/2 oz part skim mozzarella in each. Once it is assembled, grill in a frying pan until cheese is melted. The tomato really adds a punch of flavor, and if you want you could add some Italian seasoning to them too but it is good without too!
I've backslidden... I reached my goal and was now maintaining, but now I need to lose 10 pounds and firm up.
We eat leftovers for lunch the next day, 95% of the time. We need 4 packed lunches each day, no way I can make something seperate for that every day! My kids are 3 and 5 but go to daycare. We also eat vegan at home.
Some FAST, kid friendly things we have: Quesedillas with refried beans and guacamole Qesedillas with peabutter/soybutter and sliced bananas plus a little cinnamon Weiners and beans and whole wheat toast Stir fry with black bean sauce or teryaki, tofu. Pasta with tomato sauce Pasta with margarine and peas or edamame Chickpea curry
We love grilled sandwiches. My kids love grilled peanut butter, (all natural peanut butter) spray the pan with cooking spray. Use high fibre clean breads of course. You can really grill any sandwich. I love low fat cheese and tomato! We also love salmon patties, (the only way my kids eat salmon, lol). 2 cans of Canned salmon, chopped onion & celery, 1 egg. Make into patties and grill or fry in pan with cooking spray. Great with a salad or we put it on a small whole wheat bun with some grilled veggies on top. Yummy! Also wraps are good too. We like them with left over chicken and then your favorite greens be it spinach or a certain lettuce. I even use sprouts. Making a pasta salad is nice as well using whole wheat pasta, lots of veggies(ie purple onion, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, cucumber) also some low fat feta cheese, then make your own dressing with olive oil, lemon juice, spices etc, or if you have a favorite clean dressing that you know of use that. Other salads can be changed too by adding sliced chicken on top or a hard boiled egg just to change it up a bit. Of course having fresh fruit as well with your meals. For my girls they love most any fruit chopped and topped with a little light whipped cream on it.
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I pretty much do the same thing. I cook once or twice a week - chili, turkey meatloaf, stew, etc.- and eat the leftovers for the rest of the week. My fallback lunch when I haven't cooked is Greek yogurt with fruit in it, some almonds, and more fruit or veggies.
raw veggies & dip, (I pass on the dip)I make a veggie tray on shopping day till its gone, it never lasts long. I can just pull it out of the fridge for a instant add on to any meal or snack) pair this with nut butter and apple slices
Tuna melts (with cottage cheese not cheddar)carrot sticks on the side
Mac & Cheese with peas. again with cottage cheese ~ when it melts its so gooey, you cannot tell)
Hummus & stone wheat crackers, fruit salad or fruit kabob's with yogurt dip.
Brown beans in tomato sauce, whole grain toast, peaches.
My kids and I adore spinach so I put in all there sandwiches or use it instead of the lettuce in a chicken cesar salad.
By the way I used to have a day care and ALL the kids ate these items and loved it! Much to their parents disbelief!
I could go on and on....Hope this helps.
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Hi, I am in desperate need of some lunch ideas for me and my kids. They are ages 2 and 4. I am not sure what to make and I get tired of eating the same things over and over again. Some examples now are quesadillas made with tofu and mushrooms, salad, tuna, sandwiches made with chicken or turkey breast. Anything is helpful! Thank you!
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