I have three kids in elementary school and when three kids eat school lunch every day of the week it can get expensive. Luckily, two of the kids regularly like to bring their lunch from home, which means I make at least ten lunches a week.
If you take your lunch to work everyday or make lunch for your kids, you know how boring it can be to eat the same thing. Over the last few years I have posted some delicious kid-friendly lunch ideas on the Litehouse blog that break up the monotony of a peanut butter or turkey sandwich: Waffled Pepperoni Grilled Cheese, Chicken Caesar Salad Sandwiches and Thai Chicken Noodle Brown Bag Lunch.
Strawberry Cream Pancake Sandwich Filling
This recipe for Strawberry Whole Wheat Pancake Roll Ups is simple, healthy and will be a fun and yummy addition to any lunch box. A touch of Litehouse Oppadipity Sweet Dip adds just enough sweetness to these healthy pancakes. Who doesn’t like breakfast for lunch?
Strawberry Cream Pancake Sandwiches
My kids are still at the age where they like special notes in their lunchboxes, so not only do I like to make sure their lunch is healthy and delicious, but I like to add a little extra love. Most kids are at school all day and for five days a week. Seeing a message from mom or dad during lunchtime can be a great feeling. I just bought these Lunchbox Love Notes that have sweet, heartfelt messages on one side and a riddle on the other. You can also make lunch a little more fun by trying your hand at a bento lunch! These lunches are common in Japan and they are elaborately decorated. Parenting has a list of 20 Easy Bento Lunch box ideas to get you started! All you need for a lunch box filled with love is a healthy, delicious lunch with a few surprises just to show you care!