Eating healthy during the summer months is easy to do because of all of the
vegetables and fruits that are available that grow throughout this time of the year.
As you spend more time outside and enjoy more activities with your family, you
need the healthy nutrients that are given by the foods that you eat to maintain your energy and to enhance your immune system for the upcoming cooler months when you're going to spend more time inside. Here are a few healthy lunch ideas that are easy to make and that kids will likely enjoy as well.
A fun lunch idea that you can customize is vegetable pizza bites that are made with slices of zucchini and squash instead of pizza dough. You can lightly fry the slices in a frying pan for a little crunch before adding the toppings that you like. Spread a thin layer of sauce on the slices as well as cheese and herbs. Bake the pizzas until the cheese is melted.
Fruit Salad Bowls
If your family doesn't like vegetables that much, you can still make a healthy lunch
featuring a variety of fruits and chicken salad. Spoon out halves of avocados to
make salad bowls. Add a small amount of chicken salad before topping it with slices of strawberries, blueberries, and pecans. You can add other fruits that you like as well so that you have different salad bowls each week.
Instead of using meat to make hamburgers for the grill, use black beans and
chickpeas. Use whole wheat buns for healthy grains. Top your burgers with a
delicious pineapple salsa. The salsa is made with small chunks of pineapple, small
pieces of tomatoes, and a squeeze of lemon and lime juice. Add a side of sweet
potato fries for a healthy meal that you can enjoy for lunch or dinner.
Make lunch fun with your own mini taco bars. Put ingredients in small containers so that everyone can make their own taco just the way they want. You can also divide the ingredients into partitioned containers so that everyone can easily put together their tacos at a table.
Since the summer season is full of activity, you can make lunch to go by making
salad jars. Create layers of lettuce, cheese, and vegetables that can be combined to make a salad. Add a small container of dressing on the side to pour on the top. You can also make the jars with yogurt, fresh fruit, nuts, and honey.
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