mealtime

WHAT'S FOR LUNCH?

posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2020


Try these healthy recipes at home

Serve these healthy lunch recipes to kids while they are at home. Some of these recipes are simple enough for kids to make on their own. 

Check out the shopping list and day-by-day menu below:

Shopping List
  • Lean deli turkey
  • Raw vegetables (e.g., tomatoes, sweet peppers, carrots, broccoli, sugar snap peas, or other favorites)
  • 6 inch whole wheat tortilla
  • Hummus
  • Grapes
  • Low-fat cottage cheese
  • Whole wheat crackers
  • Whole wheat bagels (large or mini size)
  • Almond butter or peanut butter
  • Apples or bananas
  • Low-fat, low-sugar yogurt (look for 20 grams of sugar or less per serving)
  • Brown rice
  • Black beans
  • Salsa
  • Low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • Orange
  • Grilled chicken
  • Salad greens
  • Feta cheese
  • Oil-based or light creamy dressing
  • Air-popped popcorn
Monday:
  • Turkey roll-up: 6 inch whole wheat tortilla with 2-3 ounces turkey, 1 ounce low-fat cheddar cheese, 2 tablespoons hummus and assorted vegetables (e.g., tomatoes, sweet peppers, carrots, broccoli, sugar snap peas)
  • Grapes
  • 8-10 whole wheat pita chips or multigrain tortilla chips
  • Water
Tuesday:
  • ½ of a large or 1 mini whole wheat bagel
  • 1-2 tablespoons almond butter, peanut butter, or sunflower seed butter
  • Apple or banana
  • 6 ounces low-fat, low-sugar yogurt
  • Water
Wednesday:
  • Burrito:  ½ cup black beans, ½ cup brown rice, salsa and 2 tablespoons low-fat plain Greek yogurt on a 6 inch whole wheat tortilla (feel free to add any other vegetables you like on burritos like lettuce, onion, and peppers)
  • Orange 
  • Water
Thursday:
  • 10-15 whole wheat crackers with 1-2 tablespoons almond butter, peanut butter, or sunflower seed butter
  • ½ cup low-fat cottage cheese 
  • Assorted vegetables (e.g., tomatoes, sweet peppers, carrots, broccoli) 
  • Water 
Friday:
  • Grilled chicken salad: 3-4 ounces grilled chicken on salad greens with assorted vegetables (e.g., tomatoes, sweet peppers, carrots, broccoli, sugar snap peas), 1 ounce feta cheese, and 1-2 tablespoons oil-based or light creamy dressing
  • 3 cups air-popped popcorn
  • Water

Try these recipes and let us know which one was your favorite using #HealthyChoicesCount on social media! If you need a second helping, fill up on extra fruits and vegetables first.