Are you looking for creative and wholesome school lunchbox ideas that your kids will love? We’ve got you covered with this delicious and nutritious combo that’s perfect for even the pickiest eaters. Say goodbye to lunchtime stress and hello to happy tummies and smiling faces!
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Chicken, Pepper, and Hummus Pinwheels: A Savoury Delight
These colourful and flavourful pinwheels are not only a feast for the taste buds but also a treat for the eyes. Packed with protein from tender chicken and healthy fats from creamy hummus, they are sure to keep your little ones energized throughout the day. The best part? They’re incredibly easy to make, and your kids can even lend a helping hand.
Chicken, Hummus and Pepper Pinwheels
- 1 Chicken slice
- 1 tsp hummus
- 1 mini wholemeal wrap
- 2 lettuce leaves
- 1/2 red pepper sliced
- 1/4 carrot chopped
- 1/4 banana chopped
- Measure out all the ingredients.
- Spread hummus thinly over the wrap. Layer the lettuce, peppers and chicken down the centre. Roll tightly and pin with small plastic skewer.
- Cut the wrap into 6 pin wheels and keep them held with extra skewers. Place into a small Tupperware box.
- To make balanced lunch: Use a small shape cutter, such as a star, to make star carrots and bananas. Place them in separate, smaller container.
- Serve with chia pudding: Add the yoghurt, chia seeds and blueberries into a bowl and stir. Pour into a small lunchbox.
- To add fun to the lunchbox use cutters & food picks for fruit & veg.
- Bite size pieces & food picks make it easier for younger kids to self feed.
Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding: A Nutrient-Rich Treat
Next up, we have a delightful and nutrient-rich dessert that will have your kids excited for lunchtime. Chia seeds are a great source of fibre and omega-3 fatty acids, and when combined with blueberries, they create a luscious and naturally sweet pudding that’s as satisfying as it is nutritious.
Chia Seed Pudding
- 1 tsp Chia seeds
- 4 tbsp plain yoghurt
- 1 handful blueberries
- Add the yoghurt, chia seeds and blueberries into a bowl and stir. Pour into a small lunchbox.
- It will set by lunch time.
Kid-Friendly Involvement and Fussy Eater Friendly
One of the joys of preparing these delicious lunchbox options is getting your kids involved in the kitchen. Let them help assemble the pinwheels, spread the hummus, and arrange the ingredients. This hands-on approach not only encourages a positive relationship with food but also empowers them to take pride in their creations. If morning are maniac, you can make them the night before.
For fussy eaters, the vibrant colours and familiar flavours of these pinwheels and chia seed pudding can help make lunchtime more enjoyable. The combination of textures and tastes is sure to captivate even the most selective palates.
Say goodbye to lunchbox dilemmas with this delightful and nutritious school lunch combo. Whether served hot or cold, these chicken, pepper, and hummus pinwheels paired with blueberry chia seed pudding are a hit among kids of all ages. Make lunchtime a breeze by involving your children in the kitchen and offering them a balanced and flavourful meal that supports their growth and development.
For more creative lunchbox ideas, expert tips on dealing with picky eaters, and personalised guidance on creating a positive mealtime environment, be sure to explore our online course and consider accessing our personalised 1:1 packages. Let’s work together to make school lunchtimes a fun and happy experience for your child.
Written by Dr Kirsty Porter, Children’s Dietitian.