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Tasty Summer Lunch Foods For Kids

Michelle Mirizzi • MS, Registered Dietitian • Aug 01, 2011

It's summer and kids are enjoying the hot weather and playing.  They are hungry and ready for lunch every day around noon.
Sometimes, you can run out of ideas on what to serve that is quick and easy. With a little change-up to your usual lunch foods, you can make lunch an interesting meal filled with foods from each of the food groups.
Here are some of our lunch foods that my children enjoy each summer!

Healthy Food Choices For Lunch:

  • Taco wraps; simply roll up a thin slice of turkey or chicken in a small whole wheat flour taco shell. Add some mustard, healthy summer lunch for summer vacationcrispy lettuce or thinly sliced tomatoes for variety. Or spread peanut butter, light cream cheese, etc.
  • Substitute bagels and whole grain breads for doughnuts, sweet rolls and sugary pastries.
  • Make a cheese Quesadilla with different kinds of shredded cheese such as Monterey Jack and Cheddar. Wrap it up in foil and save the rest for later!
  • Cold pasta salad with your favorite vegetables. Try the colored pasta or choose pasta with fun shapes.
  • Cheese pizza on an English muffin. Simply slice the muffin in half, spread pizza sauce on the bottom and cover with shredded cheese. Pop it in the toaster oven for a few minutes until the cheese melts.

Finally, create at least 3 meals that take less than 15 minutes to prepare that you can keep on hand. This will help when your child is starving and you just walked in the door. Consider a grilled cheese sandwich or scrambled eggs instead of stopping for fast food.  

Happy Summer from Nourish Interactive!










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Written by Michelle MirizziWritten on Aug 01, 2011Last updated on Jun 01, 2015




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