Recipes for a Quick and Healthy Kids Lunch

Recipes for a Quick and Healthy Kids Lunch

Morgan from is a full time working mom.  She stayed at home with her son for two years but has recently gone back to work.  She finds making nutritious foods for a somewhat picky toddler to enjoy can be a struggle.  Here's how she uses organization and preparations to make packing a nutritious lunch easier.

Being a full time working mom, I don't like to waste time in the kitchen with fussy meals.  With that being said, I don't want to pack my son's lunchbox full of junk.  I like to know that he is getting somewhat of a balanced meal and that his belly will be full for hours. 

I use our Bentgo Kids Leakproof Lunchbox to help organize the foods I give him for lunch.

This lunch has mini oat pancakes, egg salad, orange slices, walnuts, and cucumber slices. Here's how I make it!

Egg Salad

1 hard boiled egg, mashed
1 tsp finely chopped onion
1 tsp Greek Yogurt 
1/2 tsp yellow mustard 

  • Place ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir until well combined. 

Mini Oat Pancakes 

2/3 cups Oat flour 
1 tbsp honey
1 banana, mashed
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 
1/2 tsp vanilla extract 
2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk 
Dash of salt
2 eggs

  • Place ingredients in a mixing bowl. Stir until well combined.
  • Heat 1 tbsp butter on griddle over medium/high heat. Use teaspoon to spoon pancake batter onto griddle.
  • Cook on each side for 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned.

**Time saving tip: Store cooked pancakes in the freezer for even quicker lunch box assembly.

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Monica White


Monica White

Packing your child’s lunch bag with healthy foods may be as important as exercise in this age of growing obesity and diabetes in children. I have discovered a number of excellent tips for making healthy lunches and snacks for children. The most important rule is to only use insulated lunch bags.

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