Issue 11 / Delicious Back to School Lunch Ideas To Amp Up Your Kid!

Delicious Back to School Lunch Ideas To Amp Up Your Kid!

Aug 23, 2015

Conquer back to school lunches with these flexible recipes.

Packing delicious lunches can be a task, especially when you have picky little eaters. Here are a few different options that will get the kids involved and have them bringing home empty containers.

25 to 50 mini round nacho chips (depending on their appetite)
1/4 cup salsa for every 25 chips
1/4 cup shredded cheese for every 25 chips
2 to 3 teaspoons corn (optional)
1/3 cup shredded chicken (optional)
1/4 cup guacamole (optional)
1 tablespoon sour cream (optional)
1 teaspoon green onions, finely sliced (optional)

Bento boxes are perfect for this lunch. Put the chips and cheese in the largest box and keep the salsa or any other moist topping separate from the chips and cheese to prevent soggy nachos. Use all the other compartments for additional ingredients.

Homemade Lunchables
16 to 30 crackers
8 to 15 slices of cheese (half the amount of crackers)
8 to 15 slices of meat
Fruit (apple slices, pear slices, a handful of grapes, cherries, blueberries, dried apricots or raisins)

A bento box is perfect for this lunch too. Or just use a series of stackable containers. Put the different ingredients in separate containers and you're good to go.

2 tortillas
1/3 cup shredded cheese
1 tablespoon corn (optional)
1/4 cup shredded chicken (optional)
1 teaspoon green onions, finely sliced (optional)
1 tablespoon bell peppers, finely chopped (optional)

Heat pan on low heat and place the tortilla in the pan. Add half the cheese and all the toppings. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on the toppings and cover with the second tortilla. Wait a couple minutes for the cheese to begin melting and the bottom tortilla to start to toast and carefully flip the quesadilla. Let the other side toast for a couple minutes. Remove from heat, let cool and slice.

Flip tip: If flipping the quesadilla in a pan without having it crumble seems daunting, try sliding it on to a plate and then placing the pan over top and then flipping the pan and plate. Voila!

Cream cheese naan pockets
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Cream Cheese Naan Pockets
1 Naan 
Base: 2 tablespoons cream cheese
Topping options: peas, potatoes, green chutney, cucumbers, sliced apples or pears, sliced cheese, sliced meat,  or tomato, lettuce, turkey etc 

Making a cream cheese pita pocket is super simple. Cut the pita in half and open the pockets. Spread cream cheese on the inside of both halves. Add any topping as the combo options are endless.  Give it a freshened up version of a samosa filling by adding a spicey (but not too spicey) kick with a green chutney, peas, potatoes and cucumber combo. 

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Geeta Wahab


Cultivating a life she loves, Geeta (@geets.suites) is chasing all her passions, including her love for home décor. As a brand new home owner, her current journey has launched her further into that world - check out her Instagram @geets.suites for tidbits of her story and other decorating pieces. A...


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