With all the back to school pressure consuming parents this time of year….to get school supplies, clothes, shoes, haircuts, Dr. Appointments, etc. the last thing on our minds is creative ways to prepare school lunches. So, in an effort to ease some of the pressures of back to school I am sharing some fun lunchbox ideas that the kiddos will enjoy and parents will appreciate….in a series called Lunchbox Ideas (real original, right!? Ha-ha).
That’s a Wrap!
In our house we love wraps but each child has their own preferences in terms of filling and wrap style. Thank goodness the wrap is so versatile. Here are a few of our favorites. I have provided the ingredients for one serving. Simply multiply the ingredients if you wish to make more.
Cream Cheese, Tomato, Cucumber and Mushroom wrap
½ a tomato washed, rinsed, and sliced thin
¼ of a cucumbers washed, rinsed, and sliced thin
2 Tablespoon cream cheese
3 medium sized mushrooms washed, rinsed, and sliced thin
1 wrap (high fiber, low carb)
Spread cream cheese on wrap. Place Tomato, Cucumber, and mushroom on top of the wrap like you are making a pizza. Roll up the wrap and cut or package as you please. I like to wrap My daughters in foil and tie it with a fun ribbon.
PB & Banana Wrap
2 tablespoons peanut butter
½ a banana peeled and thinly sliced
Spread peanut butter on wrap. Place banana slices like you were making a pizza. Roll it up and that’s a wrap!
Egg Salad Pin-wheels
2 boiled eggs
1 tablespoon Mayo
1 tablespoon Greek Yogurt
Mash eggs with a fork till the pieces are the size of a large crumb. Add in Mayo and yogurt and mix well. Spread egg salad onto the wrap as if you were making a pizza. Then wrap it up and cut it every 2 inches to make the pin wheels. My eldest daughter likes the Pin-wheels a lot while my son says they look to much like sushi, every child has their own preference.
Sides you might want to add:
Hummus with Veggies, goes great with cucumbers, green peppers, red peppers, etc
Fresh Fruit with Yummy Yogurt Dip
1 cup Greek yogurt (or your favorite flavor and style)
1 tsp honey
1 tsp colored sprinkles
Mix honey into yogurt, top with sprinkles. Cover tightly and keep chilled.
The transition back to school can be tough for mom and your little ones too. So in an effort to make the transition smoother why not add a cute creative note to their lunch box and remind them that your are thinking about them, it will brighten their day….
Fun way to say goodbye to summer, add a shovel and write a small note like, I dig you. You might want to also include picture of summer vacation or activity from the summer to commemorate the season.
The Peaceful Mom has some amazing FREE Printouts for school lunches…click here!