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3 Healthy Lunch Recipes to Make with the Kids

It’s easy to feel like you’ve run out of time at the end of each day, especially when you want to spend quality time with the family. Have you thought about bringing the kids into the kitchen at dinnertime and teaching them how to cook? Cooking with your kids is a great way to bond and have fun with the entire family. The experiences you create over food will last a lifetime.

How do you get started?  Try some of these no-bake recipes first:

  • Wraps with Homemade Mayo:  Lay out individual leaves of red or green leaf lettuce.  Add sliced chicken and ham, as well as chives, sliced avocado, and sliced tomato. In a bowl, whisk together 2 tbsp of olive oil, 1 tsp Dijon mustard, 1 tsp dill, and salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle the sauce over the meat and vegetables. Roll the lettuce up to make a wrap. This recipe is also a great one for healthy eating!
  • Choco Popcorn: Pop a bag of popcorn. Mix the popcorn, some honey, and halved cashews together in a bowl and spread out on a jelly roll pan. Melt semi-sweet squares of chocolate in the microwave. Then, melt white chocolate in the microwave (keep the chocolates separated in two different bowls).  Drizzle the chocolates on the popcorn and let it cool in the refrigerator until set.

When you’re ready for them to try using the stovetop, this recipe is great:

  • Asian Chicken Cups: Brown ground chicken in a pan and set onto a plate covered with paper towels to drain. Sauté chopped scallions, garlic, water chestnut and cashews in a little bit of olive oil. Add the chicken back to the pan after 2 minutes and sauté the combination in 1 tbsp Sriracha sauce and 2 tbsp soy sauce. Serve inside individual butter lettuce cups.

Let your kids flex their muscles in the kitchen with these (time-saving and family-friendly!) tips for healthy eating. You’ll love how proud of themselves the kids will be – and the food will taste great too! Be sure to follow our blog for more ideas on spending time with family, budgeting and DIY health and beauty tips.

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