Kids Lunch Recipes

Lunch time should be a fun occasion for kids. Since taste is very critical to children, filling their lunch box with tasty foods is critical. Lunch is a great time to combine delicious food with great nutrition. The basic sandwich and fruit lunch combo is usually popular. Introducing some variety and exciting foods into a lunch at home or school lunch will encourage children to try different foods.

Since whole grains is a crucial addition to a healthy meal plan for little ones, making a whole wheat pita pizza for lunch is an ideal way to get little ones to eat the bread and grains their growing bodies require Offer your kid something exciting and healthy for lunch, perhaps something that you make at home. These lunches can be fun, healthy and simple.

Pita Pockets with 4 Cheese Filing

This pocket sandwich is packed with an Italian seasoning blend containing four tasty cheeses. If you want to add a little something extra you can smear on spicy mustard or add chopped ham or chicken to the recipe.

*1/4 cup ricotta cheese
*2 tbsp. grated mozzarella cheese
*2 tbsp. grated provolone cheese
*2 tsp. grated Parmesan cheese
*1/8 tsp. dried basil
*Pinch of dried oregano
*Dash of black pepper
*1 pita bread pocket


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
2. In a bowl, combine together the cheeses, herbs, and pepper
3. Split the bread halfway around the edge
4. Fill with the cheese mixture.
5. Wrap the sandwich in aluminum foil
6. Bake for about 10 minutes or until heated throughout

Yield: 1 serving.

Pita Pizza

Pizza is a favorite alternative for lunch. This pita pizza can be prepared ahead and placed in a lunch box or served right away. Picky eaters can choose which extras they would like in their pita pizza. For the eat everything eaters, this pizza can be loaded with pepperoni, olives, and extra cheese.


*1 whole-wheat pita bread
*1/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
*2 tbsp. pizza or tomato sauce


1. Preheat the oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees
2. Split the pita bread halfway around the edge
3. Spoon in the cheese, tomato sauce, and toppings of your choice
4. Wrap the pita in aluminum foil and bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until the cheese melts.

Yield: 1 serving

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