If there’s anything that’s normal and routine, it’s sending our kids back to school at the end of the summer. Many with a brown bag lunch, sequined panda or superhero character tucked in their hands, along for the ride. They look forward to packing up their lunches in the morning, and hopefully still get excited to see a little handwritten note tucked inside, telling them to enjoy their day. Kids will always share that lunch is the best part of their day, even though they had several classes to enjoy.
The new year is beginning and that means it’s time to start strong in the lunch department! Don’t defer to those peanut butter and jelly sandwiches just yet! Especially when we’ve rounded up so many delicious recipes that can be made after dinner with extras prepared for lunches the next day. These finger food lunch ideas will keep warm in a container, or rolled in some aluminum foil. You can even introduce new flavors and hide veggies inside foods that kids normally gravitate towards.
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Best Finger Food Lunch Ideas for Kids
What kinds of food can you pack up for the little learners? Everything from Street Style Pork Taquitos using leftover pork, to fruit roll-ups with fresh fruit that’s in season. Knowing what’s in your homemade no-bake granola bars is reassuring too, as tiny hands gobble down each bite for energy at recess.
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Feel good about starting the school year on the right foot with good food, healthy flavors and things that you can confidently send your kids off with as they load the bus.
About the Author:
Megan is the content creator behind Pip and Ebby. She loves preparing and eating delicious food, but what she truly loves is this: making your life easier. Creating recipes that make things easier, yummier, healthier or more colorful or inspiring for you is what keeps her moving in the kitchen. On her blog you’ll find comfort food, meals that can be put together quickly and a ton of great Instant Pot and slow cooker meals, as well as show-stopping desserts.