Quick & Easy Lunch Box Snacks
You want your child to eat well at school, but how do you know if they are trading their food or throwing it away? One way to get them to eat healthy is to make fun snacks they’ll love to eat.
For a quick snack during the day, put crackers and
cheese, or crackers and grapes into a baggy. Clip in half with a clothespin. Make it fun by making the clothespin look like a butterfly complete with antennae and eyes.
Cheese snacks are always great, but you can make them fun by drawing faces on them to make them look like snowmen or make tiny brooms. Attach part of the cheese stick to a pretzel with a twisty-tie, and then cut “bristles” into the cheese to make the broom.
JELLO FINGER BLOCKS
If you have the mega Lego blocks, use them as molds for finger jello. The simple recipe for finger jello is:
1-1/4 cups boiling water (Do not add cold water)
1 package (8-serving size) JELL-O Brand Gelatin – any flavor
Make sure your Lego blocks are washed and dry. Spray Lego blocks lightly with vegetable oil or powder lightly with powdered sugar. Pour jello into Lego blocks and refrigerate for 2-3 hours. Dip bottoms of blocks into warm water to remove the finger jello if it doesn’t slide out easily.
What kid doesn’t like tacos or pizza – even cold? These are so good and quick, you’ll want to make them for your own lunch!
Make taco treats in your muffin tin with won-ton layers or mini tortillas. Layer taco-seasoned cooked hamburger, beans, cheese, and onions and bake at 350 degrees until cheese melts. Easily put these into bags for your child’s lunchbox (or your own)!
Make mini-pizzas to stick in their lunchbox, or as an after-school snack by using mini tortillas or pita crackers as a base. Four ingredients you bake in a muffin tin. So easy and quick, it only takes ten minutes. For a quick tutorial, click on the pic to take you to The Comfort of Cooking website.