Lunches Your Little Ones Wont Want

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

Since whole grains is a crucial addition to a nutritious meal plan for kids, creating a whole wheat pita pizza for lunch is an ideal way to get kids to devour the bread and grains their growing bodies require Offer your little one something tasty and healthy for lunch, perhaps something that you make at home. These lunches can be exciting, nutritious and convenient.

Pita Pockets with 4 Cheese Filing

This pocket sandwich is loaded with an Italian seasoning blend with four tasty cheeses. If you want to add a little something extra you can layer on chipotle mayo or add chopped ham or chicken to the recipe.

Ingredients:
*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

Instructions:

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 popular option for lunch. This pita pizza can be prepared ahead and packed in a lunch box or served right away. Picky eaters can select how many extras they would like in their pita pizza. For the eat everything eaters, this pizza can be loaded with pepperoni, olives, and extra cheese.

Ingredients:

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

Instructions:

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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