Here’s a really fun finger food idea for your kids lunch. This Quick and Easy Tuna Salad Lunch for Kids works for both toddlers and older kids and it’s a wonderful healthy recipe you will feel good giving your kids.
Quick and Easy Tuna Salad Lunch for Kids
Yesterday was the day my 4 year old was waiting for all weekend. Every day he asked if it was time for school yet. He had his clothes all picked out for days. When it was finally Tuesday, he put on his superhero pajamas (yes pajamas) and packed a small blanket and chip clip and declared he was ready for school. I swear, 4 year old boys are the funniest creatures. He made me put the blanket around him like a cape and secure it with the chip clip. At school. I love that little kids have no worries what other kids think. I wish we could all stay that way.
Sometimes I pick up my 4 year old from preschool and trying to figure out what to eat for lunch is so hard. My kids are not big on peanut butter and jelly – I know I can’t believe it either! When I was a kid, I could eat that stuff every day. Um, when I was a kid? I mean now I could do that!
So our choices are kind of limited when little Mr. Preschooler gets done at 11:30 in the morning and he is famished from all the running, coloring and lego-building and he wants to eat right away.
I should probably have something waiting for him, huh? But I like to use that precious time to do stuff like drink my coffee in peace! Crazy, right?
So after my husband bought out the Ritz crackers from Costco I thought hmmm…what can I do with those?
My 4 year old absolutely LOVED the idea of making his own little gourmet lunch, complete with a smiley face.
All I used were the following:
- Tuna Salad – one can albacore tuna, 2-3 tablespoons mayo, a dash salt, pepper, and onion powder.
- Ritz crackers
- Black olives
- Cheese sticks
- Plum tomatoes
- Fresh parsley (my kid loved this part!)
- Grapes or other fruit
More Healthy Lunch Ideas and Inspiration
Below is a list of healthy lunch ideas for you to try out:
Turkey and cheese wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla
1 serving of baby carrots
Ham and cheese on whole wheat bread
Ants on a log (celery peanut butter raisins)
Meat, Cheese and Veggie Kabobs
Sliced up cucumbers with hummus dip
Homemade Lunchable: Wheat Thins, sliced cheese and quartered bologna
Broccoli with light ranch dip
With the school year approaching, one of the main things you have to consider is what kind of school lunch you will be sending your children with. With these simple solutions, you can have your youngsters eating healthy, portion-sized meals that will give them the focus and fullness they need for school. And don’t forget to leave the “I love you” note in their lunchbox.