I love coming up with kids lunch ideas.
When my first born started eating solid food, my husband and I fell in love with making her baby food (I know…lots of work, but we loved it). We would go to the farmers market to buy tons of new foods and lots of different colored fruits and vegetables. I learned the importance of buying foods when they are in season, how amazing food can taste when it’s locally sourced, let alone straight off the vine, and I learned how gorgeous food can be. Fast forward five years and our baby is almost in kindergarten and she has a two year old brother in tow. A lot changes in five years. But, our love our colorful foods hasn’t changed one bit.
When Wet Ones®, a Happily Ever Mom sponsor, asked us to come up with inspiring lunch ideas, I knew this was the post for us! But, this wasn’t just any old lunch. This was inspired by my daughter’s favorite color…
Can I eat it, can I eat?!
My daughter begged me to take a bite while she stood over this lunch. She acted like it was the most beautiful thing that she had ever seen. It really was beautiful.
But, for my five year old dancer, singer, science lover, tree climbing five-year-old who adores all things purple, this lunch was more than just food. It was art.
She wanted to try the roasted potatoes first, but settled on a purple carrot. If there’s one thing that I’ve learned over the years, it’s that colorful fruits and vegetables not only make lunches exciting for my kids, but irresistible too!
Kids Lunch Ideas: What’s in the Purple Lunch?
- Sliced purple carrots
- Roasted Cauliflower and purple potatoes
- Red grapes (seen at the top of the image)
- Pink goldfish (not in the photo because my kids gobbled them up before I could take a picture!!) <—yes, there are PINK goldfish!
- Heart-shaped sandwiches (not pictured – see reason above ^^…)
- Single pack of Wet Ones®
My daughter begged me to make this lunch again, but it doesn’t always happen that way…
What Happens When Kids Don’t Like it?
While she wasn’t a huge fan of the roasted cauliflower, we decided that she could switch it out for another vegetable to try in the future.
My philosophy is to always pack fruits and veggies even if my kids don’t eat them because someday they might.
There will be a day when they do eat at least some of it! And, if they don’t love the colors you sent one day, let them choose from this huge list of colorful foods to try next time.
Make it Even More Fun
Be sure to pack kids with fun dipping sauces like hummus, ranch, or even salsa!
And, don’t forget the Wet Ones® so that kids can wipe their hands before and after they’re done. Lunches can get messy, be sure to pack something the kids can clean up with!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wet Ones®. The opinions and text are all mine.