Healthy Kids Recipes

Need ideas for a healthy lunch that is low in calories but a good source of protein? Try these out on your children for a healthier lunch box:

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Box Lunch

  • 1 TBS Peanut Butter and 1 TBS Jelly on 1 slice of whole wheat bread
  • ¾ cup broccoli with 1 TBS light ranch dressing
  • ½ cup peaches
  • 1 string cheese
  • 1 cup skim milk

Analysis: Calories 447, Fat 20 gms, Carbohydrates 49 gms, Protein 21 gms

Turkey Wrap Box Lunch

  • Turkey Wrap with 2 oz. turkey, 2 oz. lettuce, 1 oz. of a 2% shredded cheese and 2 tsp. light ranch on 1 flour tortilla
  • 6 oz vegetable soup
  • ½ cup grapes
  • 8 oz. water

Analysis: Calories 438, Fat 16 gms, Carbohydrates 43 gms, Protein 26 gms

Roast Beef Pita Box Lunch

  • Roast Beef 2 oz. with 1 slice of Swiss cheese, and 2 tsp. light mayo on a whole wheat pita
  • ¾ cup carrots
  • ½ cup apple slices
  • 8 oz. sugar free lemonade

Analysis: Calories 432, Fat 13 gms, Carbohydrates 68 gms, Protein, 16 gms

Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich Box Lunch

  • Peanut Butter/Banana – ½ of a small banana with 1 TBS Peanut Butter on 1 slice of whole wheat bread
  • ¾ cup celery sticks
  • 1 string cheese
  • ½ cup cantaloupe
  • 8 oz. water

Analysis: Calories 356, Fat 16 gms, Carbohydrates 45 gms, Protein 15 gms

Mini-hero with Turkey Box Lunch

  • Mini-hero made with 1 slice of turkey bologna, 1 slice 2% American cheese, 2 tsp. mustard, 1 slice tomato, and 2 oz. lettuce on a whole wheat hot dog bun
  • ¾ cup cauliflower
  • ½ cup mixed fruit
  • 8 oz. water

Analysis: Calories 391 , Fat 15 gms, Carbohydrates 50 gms, Protein 25 gms

Peanut Butter Sandwich and Soup Box Lunch

  • Peanut Butter 1 TBS on 1 slice of whole wheat bread
  • 6 oz. tomato soup
  • ½ cup grapes
  • 8 oz. sugar-free Kool Aid

Analysis: Calories 308, Fat 12 gms, Carbohydrates 47 gms, Protein 12 gms

Ham Wrap Box Lunch

  • Ham shaved 2 oz. on a flour tortilla with 1 oz. lettuce, 1 oz of 2% cheddar cheese, 2 tsp. light ranch, 1 slice of tomato
  • ¾ cup sliced cucumbers
  • ½ banana
  • 8 oz. skin milk

Analysis: Calories 483, Fat 17 gms, Carbohydrates 352 gms, Protein 33 gms

Roasted Chicken Breast Sandwich Box Lunch

  • Roasted chicken breast 2 oz., with 2 oz. lettuce, 1 tsp. light mayo, on 1 slice of whole wheat bread
  • ¾ cup green and red bell peppers
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • 1 string cheese
  • 8 oz. sugar free lemonade

Analysis: Calories 337, Fat 12 gms, Carbohydrates 33 gms, Protein 28 gms

Pizza-dilla Box Lunch

  • Pizza-dilla make with 1 flour tortilla, 2 TBS mozzarella part skim shredded cheese, 1 TBS chopped tomatoes, 1 TBS green pepper, and 1 TBS of pizza sauce
  • ¾ cup broccoli
  • ½ cup peaches
  • 8 oz. skim milk

Analysis: Calories 358, Fat 9 gms, Carbohydrates 50 gms, Protein 25 gms

Tuna Dippers Box Lunch

  • Tuna Dippers made with 3 oz. of canned tuna, 1 TBS light mayo, and 7 whole wheat crackers
  • ¾ cup carrot sticks
  • ½ cup pineapple
  • 8 oz. water

Analysis: Calories 368 gms, Fat 11 gms, Carbohydrates 45 gms, Protein 26 gms