Thinking about the lunch hour is only one thing that doesn’t need to trigger extra stress. That said, lunch is one of the most important meals of the day, and it must be able to sustain people of all age groups to get over that midday hump and through to dinnertime.
Fall is the best time to get resourceful and add your favorite components of this season into some special lunches for your children. Think vibrantly colored foliage, pumpkins, scarecrows, and Thanksgiving.
Are you trying to find some tasty fall flavors for your child’s lunch? Try these fall lunch ideas to add in the season flavor at lunchtime. These easy-to-make ingredients are easy to find and attract young children to clear their plates. You may also be enticed to pack delicious meals and snacks!
Apple Salsa and Cinnamon Chips
Load up your kid’s lunchbox with fall flavors with this delightful and fruity homemade apple salsa with cinnamon chips recipe. This sweet and delicious treat is colorful and packed with nutritional value. It has no saturated fats, and it is ideal for many dietary specifications. This apple-pie salsa with cinnamon sugar chips also makes a fun treat to bring to Halloween get-togethers or perhaps Thanksgiving dinner. It’s just the best way to use your apple-picking resources.
This is a great finger food choice for a fall lunch. The great-tasting squash quesadillas use just a few ingredients and need little prep. Even though the original recipe is vegetarian, you could try incorporating thin slices of cooked ham to satisfy your meat-loving kiddos. Pack a healthy side salad and seasonal fresh fruit for a filling lunch.
This vegan pumpkin hummus is very creamy and rich. It’s a very healthy and quick-to-prepare dip that is typically eaten with toasted pita chips, celery sticks, carrots, or sliced cucumbers. This pumpkin hummus takes about 10 minutes to make and is a tasty inclusion to your kids’ lunch. Pack some crispy cucumber sticks and carrots for dipping, along with crunchy pita chips or breadsticks.
Fall Pasta Salad
This is another easy and flavorful side dish to serve at your next fall gathering or can become your kid’s lunchtime favorite. With ingredients like broccoli, goat’s cheese, pine nuts, sweet potato, and cranberries, it’s packed with vitamins and minerals and hearty enough to keep your children full for the afternoon.
Turkey and Cheese Croissant Bento Box
These fall-themed bento box ideas, like tiny croissant sandwiches packed with turkey and cheese, are a big hit. Include pumpkin and apple bites, a cheese star, hummus, and vegetables for a healthy lunch that looks as good as it tastes. Your kids will love this for their lunch.
Ham and Cheese Owl Sandwiches
These Owl sandwiches will encourage children to eat veggies. You could alter the meat and cheese in the sandwiches and add anything you wanted, lettuce, carrots, or pickles. Can you imagine their joy when they open their lunchbox and see an adorable owl sandwich?
Leaf Cheese and Crackers
These bite-sized, savory cheese crackers are a perfect idea for fall lunch. This one is perfect if you do not have much cooking time but want to include a touch of fall in your kid’s lunch. Use a cookie cutter to cut cheese into leaf shapes and pair it with small crackers. Try using various types of cheese for more color. Add pieces of raw carrots and dried apple chips for additional flavor and fall-themed food pleasure.
Squirrel Cheese Quesadilla
An easy cheese quesadilla cut out with a squirrel cookie cutter. Add some nuts mixed with cranberries: fresh blueberries and celery filled with veggie cream cheese and adorned with pumpkin seeds.
Funny Face Apples
This simple lunchbox idea will make your kids laugh while eating these cute and funny apple faces. This is a perfect kid’s party food too. All you need for this snack are apples and marshmallows for the eyes. Make sure you dot the middle of each marshmallow eye with an edible marker or food coloring to create the pupils. This simple lunchbox idea will make your kids laugh while eating these cute and funny apple faces.
Crusted Chicken Nuggets
Pack some Crusted Chicken Nuggets in a lunchbox with your kids’ favorite greens and fruits, plus a dipping sauce like honey mustard or ketchup.