During the school year, I am always in search of new and different ways to fill the lunch box with kid-appealing eats. I have to work within the parameters of picky eater dome to provide meals that will appeal to a very fussy palate while offering nutrients a body needs. Oh, and all the while being aware of not breaking the bank while doing so. A tall order indeed. Here are some of the school lunch entrees that I have found to mix into the repertoire in order to avoid the same lunch over and over rut.
1.Cheese and Chicken Quesadillas-Whole wheat tortillas have become more widely available at many grocery stores. So slap some shredded cheese and rotisserie chicken on one of the tortillas. Put the second tortilla on top and brown both sides in a pan in a little margarine or butter. Brown until both sides are a bit crusty without sticking and the cheese is melted. Slide a few veggies into this combo, as well.
2.The Elvis Burrito–With whole wheat tortillas you can make this tribute to a singing legend. Bon Appetit Magazine offers this recipe for a peanut butter, banana, bacon, drizzled with some honey wrap.
3.Turkey and Bean Chili–Like that the vegetables go incognito in this straightforward chili recipe from Real Simple magazine.
4. Creamy Potato Soup- Convenient in that you can easily make this soup smoother or chunkier based upon your kid’s preference. This recipe comes from Education.com.
For more school lunch ideas, check out:
The School Lunch Roundup from 100 Days of Real Food.
School Lunch Recipe Tips from About.com Home Cooking