Get your kids to eat like Apple and Moses Martin! Gwyneth Paltrow may be a queen of the big screen, but she also showcases her talents in the kitchen. Focused on health and very much a fan of Jamie Oliver's food revolution, the mom of two whips up healthy snacks. In today's Goop, the actress shared a trick — cut a sandwich wrap into pinwheels to make it look more appealing — and a recipe for wholesome granola bars that you can tuck into your child's lunch box.
Banish cafeteria meals with some creative ideas that will have school kids looking forward to mom's lunchtime surprises. Now that your lil one has a lunch box that helps reduce waste throughout the year, fill it with food that he will want to gobble down, rather than toss. With a little forethought and a few tools, those lunch sacks will be filled with healthy meals that are the envy of everyone at the table.
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Youngsters love to find unexpected treats hidden in their lunch boxes. While cupcakes and cookies are probably the most sought after treasures, your wee one may be pleasantly surprised to find one of these nifty Beetle Sporks ($10) in their package of tasty and nutritional eats.
Tots can easily take the funky bug and unfold the wings to create a spoon or fork for their meal. When grub time comes to a close, the beetle folds back up and stows away for another day's use.
Don't let school lunches become as routine as a line-up of classes, surprise your kids by putting a few fun edible treats in their lunch bags. And, always make sure they are age appropriate.
- Shaped Sandwiches — Turn your child's favorite sandwich, be it peanut butter and jelly or ham and cheese into an extraordinary one using stainless steel cookie cutters to make them into hearts, stars and animals.
- Cereal Chain — String naturally colored fruit loops or Cheerios on a piece of unflavored dental floss to create a necklace or bracelet.
- Mini Quiche — There's nothing like a lil brunch for lunch, make the quiche bite-sized using mini muffin pans or the pre-made appetizer pastry cups available at most grocers.
- Scoops of Fruit — Rather than having the kids fuss with peels, pits and rinds, use a melon baller to make their favorite fruit medley.
And, for that added touch, tuck a note in wishing them luck on a test or just to say that you're hoping they are having a good day.