What are some quick and easy school lunches to make for kids?
Topic: What are some quick and easy school lunches to make for kids?
October 18, 2019 / By Kaitlin Question:
i need some good school lunches to pack for my kids.
they have to be quick and easy that i can do ahead of time.
like i have to out them in brown paper bags
Best Answers: What are some quick and easy school lunches to make for kids?
Gwyn | 2 days ago
cereal!!! put it in a plastic container with lid. when they get to the lunch room, they can buy the milk to add (35 cents now?). they can rinse it out (or just close it up if they are lazy) and bring the container home to reuse.
healthy cereals that are high in fiber and low in sugar (raisin bran, special k) are gonna be the best choice. the milk adds protein at a low cost, while the fiber in teh cereal will fill the kids up.
add sides of fresh fruit, baked chips, veggies, or other healthy snacks to fill out the meal. maybe a box of juice, or they can buy this at school also. trail mix makes a good hearty snack-type thing too, target has a lot of options. (just don't give too much, because nuts are nutritious but high in fat and calories).
of course, also the usual pb&j, lunchmeat & cheese, dinner leftovers, & ready made foods (microwavable containers of pasta & sauce, etc).
easy mac now makes bowls that all you do is add water to the bowl. or get the kind that needs your own bowl (cheaper) and just give the kids a plastic bowl to cook it in, with a lid so they can close it back up and not get everything all dirty when they bring the container home. (ps lines for the microwave might be too long for this to be a good option, your kids will be able to tell you).
i hesitate with the lunchmeats and/or leftovers ideas because those things need refrigeration (unless lunchtime is really early!). either buy an icy pack, or freeze their beverage (capri sun works great!!) to keep the lunch cool.
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Originally Answered: 2 easy, HEALTHY, quick, delicious, meals to make?
Having a houseful of guys trying to keep their weights steady and still est correctly has been a hassle for mo, but these meals are tasty, easy and cheap to prepare, make great leftovers and have all the nutrition including PROTEIN you need. Good Eating!
1. Creamy Mac n' Cheese
one box of your choice small pasta bits
16 slices of american or cheddar cheese
1 cup milk
1/4 lb stick butter or margarine
2 tablespoons flour or cornstarch
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste
Boil pasta until cooked to your taste, drain, cover and set aside.
In a microwave bowl or small stove pot heat milk and butter until butter is melted and put aside.
In a another small pot put in oil on low heat and sprinkle flour/corn starch and make a roue--- gradually add a little of the butter/milk mixture and slices of the cheese stirring all the while until cheese is thoroughly melted. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Put cooked pasta in a baking dish and stir in melted cheese. Top with more cheese or other toppings (olives, salsa, chopped green onions, or even sliced franks or meatballs, etc) and place under broiler for 1-2 minutes. DO NOT BURN TOP!!! Then serve.
2, Spaghetti and Meat sauce
1 large can of Hunts Spaghetti Sauce with Meat
1-2 lbs Hamburger
2 tbs butter or margarine
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon cumin (OPTIONAL)
1 regular size box of any pasta bits (NOT the long straight kind) such as elbows, small shells, small bow ties, small Pennie, etc.
In medium size pot fill 3/4 way with water and put on medium heat to boil. in another medium pot add butter on medium heat to melt then and bits and pieces of the hamburger on it and using a cooking spoon stir the meat with cumin (optional) until thoroughly broken down and brown, add to the meat mixture pot the sauce and veggies, reduce hear to low and cover to simmer. Meanwhile add pasta to boiling water, stir occasionally until soft when taste tested,, but not gooey..Turn off meat sauce, sieve the pasta and combine in larger pot or bowl or platter if for company. Serve with flat bread
I know you say pasta but they won't want pasta everyday, I am a fan of the tuna sweetcorn mayonnaise, but, for a change I do like Brown rice cold with some added cooked chicken, and then add pretty much what the kids will eat, peas/sweetcorn etc... or a bit of chopped spring onion a few diced bits of pepper.. really anything can go and it is very good for you, I was surprised after I tried brown rice i thought it was for health fanatics and it would not be pleasant but I do not buy white rice anymore, You can also cook two days worth of rice and keep it in the fridge, the kids could make their own creations at least they would enjoy eating it if they made it up themselves the night before.
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***Apple Raisin Muffins***
1 apple, coarsely chopped
3½ tbsp lemon juice
150g castor sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
100ml apple juice
225g self-raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Place chopped apple, raisins, lemon juice and sugar in a saucepan and cook over medium heat. Allow to simmer, stirring for 5–6 minutes or until the sugar dissolves and the apple has softened. Set aside to cool.
Line patty tins with paper cupcake cases and preheat oven to 190°C.
Sift self-raising flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda onto a piece of greaseproof paper. Set aside.
Beat butter in the bowl of an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in eggs one at a time and add the vanilla essence. (Should the mixture curdle, add a handful of sifted flour to mix.)
Fold in the apple mixture and lastly add in the flour. Stir in apple juice to mix.
Fill the paper cups with the muffin mixture and bake for 25–30 minutes or until muffins spring back when lightly touched.
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make raps u get fajita shells @ any grocery stores put on it cheese meat of chiled choice letuce and role it up its more exciting then a regular sandwitch but has teh same values
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pb and j sandwhiches
pita pockets stuffed with lettuce and hummus
veggie and hummus roll ups
pizza roll ups
pair any of those with a fresh fruit and a small piece of chocolate or a marshmallow, and a bottle of water.
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Originally Answered: healthy snacks for my kids after school?
Try: a piece of bread with peanut butter and bananas, or fruits (naturally tasty) like grapefruit or pears, apples, oranges. when i am sick and get a sweet tooth i make a smoothie its really good for every day though and its really filling, it's Bananas strawberry's and frozen orange juice try adding your own ideas to it like Cherries, blueberry's, or even apples. you can either use frozen fruits or add ice to make it cold.
Hope i Helped! :)