Whether you’ve got a fussy eater, or are just in a rush in the mornings, juggling between getting ready for work and preparing your child’s lunch box, you’re probably on the hunt for some easy lunch box ideas to get started on, and if that’s the case, here’s a bit of help your way.
Spinach Pesto Pasta
Here’s a quick and easy way to sneak in those green veggies, make a simple pesto (or buy a jar) and add in some spinach and/or other greens of your choice, and store it in the fridge. In the morning, all you need to do is boil some pasta, mix it together with the pesto, and sprinkle some cheese on the top. That’s it. You could even do the pasta the night before to save more time in the morning and leave it in the fridge too.
Chicken, Corn & Cheese Quesadillas
Got some leftover rotisserie chicken or roast chicken? Shred it and combine it with some grated cheese, boiled corn and some seasonings and spread it on some tortillas. Toast them on both sides and cut them into quarters. You can also experiment with fillings based on what you have in your kitchen and your child’s taste. Easy peasy!
Carrot Hummus & Pita
Here’s taking hummus up a notch! While making hummus at home, sneak in a couple of lightly boiled carrots, they’ll also lend the hummus a nice orange colour. Pack it with some pita bread quarters and some veggie sticks. You can also spread it onto some stale bread and toast it a bit before packing it in your child’s lunch box.
Quick Veggie & Egg Rolls
Egg rolls are literally the easiest child’s lunch box you can prepare. All you need to do is beat a couple of eggs together in a small bowl with some salt and pepper, throw in some veggies of your choice (refrigerator leftovers work great), cook it and roll it up in some lightly toasted tortillas or flatbread. Pack it with some ketchup on the side and that’s it.
Easy Fried Rice with Leftovers
Got some rice leftover from yesterday’s dinner? You can actually utilise it to make some delicious fried rice for your child’s lunch box. All you’ll need to do is stir fry a handful of veggies (carrots, bell peppers, green beans, cabbage and broccoli work great) in some oil and season it or throw in a bit of Asian sauce and then add in the rice and give it a final toss. And if you’re looking to get a bit of protein, you can also add some soya chunks, cottage cheese cubes, shredded chicken or even some scrambled egg into the mix.