by G. White
Children often get bored with the same lunches frustrating moms with efforts to come up with something new and delicious. Here are a few quick lunch ideas that are not only healthy, but delicious, too. And don’t forget to add some fruit, water and healthy snack.
Combine finely chopped hard-boiled eggs and pickles with mustard and mayonnaise, then spread on a slice of multigrain bread. Combine drained canned tuna, finely chopped celery and onion, mayonnaise and lemon juice, then spread on another slice of bread. Sprinkle with torn basil leaves and assemble.
Turkey Salad Rolls
Combine diced smoked turkey, halved seedless red grapes, thinly sliced celery and mayonnaise. Transfer to an airtight container; pack with a whole wheat hot dog bun for your talented kid to assemble.
Turkey-Cheese Pita Pockets
Place a slice of cheese inside a whole wheat pita, then fill with roast turkey slices, baby spinach leaves and cucumber slices.
Barbecue Chicken Sloppy Joes
Toss chopped tomatoes and shredded rotisserie chicken and carrots with barbecue sauce and heat through. Toss the mixture with chopped cilantro or parsley and transfer to an airtight container. Pack with a whole wheat hamburger bun for assembly at lunch.
Warm frozen meatballs in jarred tomato sauce and transfer to a wide-mouth thermos. Place a slice of provolone cheese in a whole wheat hamburger bun for assembly at lunch.
Easy Italian Hero
Toss thinly sliced iceberg lettuce with a mixture of yellow mustard and mayonnaise. Assemble a sandwich on a split hoagie roll using sliced provolone, salami, turkey, tomatoes, and the iceberg lettuce mixture.
Roast Beef Pita Pockets
Spread the inside of a toasted pita pocket with mayonnaise, then fill with thinly sliced roast beef, Swiss cheese and store-bought coleslaw.
As you can see, these lunch ideas are not only quick but delicious. They should be just the answer for a finicky eater.