5 healthy recipes for your kid’s lunch box

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With the beginning of the school year, every mother dives in confusion about what to put in her kids’ lunch box. She wants to balance between giving healthy items that give her kids the essential nutrients they need for a school day and creative items they don’t refuse. Check those 5 recipes and you will find what you’re looking for:

  • Meat and veggie burger

    veggie burgerIngredients:

Directions:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over low heat, then cook the onion and garlic until tender. Add the carrots and zucchini. Continue to stir for 2 minutes and add the meat. Remove from heat, and mix in oats, cheese, and egg.  Refrigerate 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the grill for high heat.
  3. Form the mixture into round patties. Drop each patty into the flour coating both sides.
  4. Oil the grill and grill patties 5 minutes on each side until browned.

 

  • Carrot Cake

    Carrot CakeIngredients:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup nuts (the nuts your kid like)

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, mix oil, sugar, and eggs. In another bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Then blend the 2 mixtures together. Beat in carrots and nuts until well blended.
  2. Spread the batter into a cake pan and place in a preheated oven for an hour.

 

  • Banana pancakes

    banana pancakesIngredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a blender until well blended.
  2. Cook on a buttered pan until each side is light brown.

 

  • Apple oat cookies

    Apple oat cookiesIngredients:

  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup grated apple
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Directions:

  1. In a bowl stir the oats, flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until well combined. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Then stir in the shredded apple.
  3. Add the dry ingredients until well blended and stir in the raisins.
  4. Chill the dough for an hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 150 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Drop the dough by spoonfuls onto the baking sheet. Flatten the cookies.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes until light brown.

 

  • Baked nuggets

    baked nuggetsIngredients:

  • 3 skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1/2 cup butter melted

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Cut chicken breasts into strips. In a bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, cheese, salt, thyme and basil until well combined. 
  3. Dip chicken pieces into the melted butter first, then coat with the breadcrumb mixture. Place them on a cookie sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.

 

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