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Monday, September 9, 2019

How to Put Together a Snack Lunch for Kids


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How to Put Together a Snack Lunch for Kids including cheese, vegetables, fruit, lunch meat, crackers, nuts and more! A 5-minute super kid-friendly customizable lunch idea.
Snack plate for kids
There is nothing that my kids love more for lunch than a Snack Lunch as I call it. A snack lunch is made up of a bunch of random ingredients that we have on hand like cheese, lunch meat, vegetables, fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts, crackers, pickles, olives, pretzels, etc. It takes me 5 minutes to make, the kids go crazy for it and we use up ingredients that we have on hand.

Lunch snack plate
I make a snack lunch when we don't have leftovers on hand, when we are short on time or when I just want the kid to eat really well and don't want to have to tell them to sit down and eat 3,000 times. It goes over so well every single time. I serve everything simply on a cutting board or a slate cheese board.


The kids can even help put together this snack lunch since it is so easy. I just slice up fruit and vegetables and add in handfuls of the other ingredients. Feel free to make this snack lunch with whatever you have on hand. That is what is fun about it, it is totally no-fuss.


All of these ingredients for this snack lunch are pretty healthy and it is a really great way to get kids to eat a variety of foods. I find that my kids love ingredients separately instead of mixed together. For example, they have been doing better with separate items instead of a mixed chili with lots of veggies even though they like everything instead of the chili.

Kid enjoying snack plate
I make sure to choose fruits and veggies that they love to get a boost of nutrients in them for lunch. The PAW Patrol String Cheese is rich in protein and calcium. The crackers provide whole-grains, the lunch meat is rich in protein and the nuts have fiber, protein and healthy fats. Perfect nutrition for growing kids!


Every so often on special occasions, we watch a show while having our snack lunch since it is easily transportable. The kids love eating their PAW Patrol cheese while watching PAW Patrol!

PAW Patrol String Cheese

How to Put Together a Snack Lunch for Kids

1. Grab a cutting board or slate cheese board 

A large board tends to work best for serving a snack lunch.

2. Choose your ingredients

Cheese

PAW Patrol Mozzarella String Cheese, any sliced cheese

Fresh Fruit

Apples, oranges, pears, peaches, berries, kiwi or anything else

Dried Fruit

Dried apricots, prunes, dried cherries, raisins, dried blueberries or cranberries

Vegetables


Carrots, cucumbers, pea pods, radishes, celery, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli or anything else

Lunch meat


Turkey, ham, salami, chicken, turkey pepperoni

Other snack tray ingredients

Whole-grain crackers, nuts, pickles, olives, pretzels


Snack lunch for kids

3. Lay out ingredients on board


Clearly, Oliver enjoyed!


4. Serve and enjoy!

Since this is a kid's snack lunch, I picked up some PAW Patrol Mozzarella String Cheese from Kroger. Kroger has all of the ingredients easy to find and affordable for this snack lunch. This cheese has 6 grams of protein, no added sugar, are made with milk and are a good source of calcium. I love snacking on cheese and it is totally necessary for a snack lunch.

Snack Lunch for Kids Recipe

How to Put Together a Snack Lunch for Kids including cheese, vegetables, fruit, lunch meat, crackers, nuts and more! A 5-minute super kid-friendly customizable lunch idea.
Yield: serves as many as you want! 

Snack Lunch for Kids

How to Put Together a Snack Lunch for Kids including cheese, vegetables, fruit, lunch meat, crackers, nuts and more! A 5-minute super kid-friendly customizable lunch idea.
Prep Time:  5-10 minutes Cook time: 0 minutes Total time: 5-10 mins

INGREDIENTS

  • Cheese- PAW Patrol Mozzarella String Cheese, sliced cheese
  • Vegetables- carrots, cucumbers, pea pods, radishes, celery, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli
  • Dried Fruit- dried apricots, prunes, dried cherries, raisins, dried blueberries or cranberries
  • Lunch meat- turkey, ham, salami, chicken, turkey pepperoni
  • Fresh Fruit- Apples, oranges, pears, peaches, berries, kiwi 
  • Other snack tray ingredients- whole-grain crackers, nuts, pickles, olives, pretzels

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Grab a cutting board or black slate board. Lay out all ingredients and serve.
Enjoy!

Like this recipe? Check out some of my other similar recipes:

The Ultimate Cheese Board
Greek Appetizer Platter
Fall Cheese Board
The Ultimate Holiday Cheese Board

How to put together a snack lunch for kids
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1 comment:

  1. This is so fun! My dad used to make lunches like this for us all the time! I need to do this with my own kids!

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