What You Are Missing in Your Kid’s Lunch
Filling in your kid’s lunch box with creamy hamburger and fries? Hmm that looks good.
But obviously you would not want your kid to look like the perfectly raised bun of the hamburger and those oil-soggy fries, would you? They won’t even fit in that lunch box.
We are what we eat and this phrase unlike the other cleverly inked phrases is true to the core. You may be providing your child with a lunch that leaves him licking his fingers but are you packing in enough to fulfill his healthy nutritional requirements?
So should I pack in another hamburger?
No. Pack what is missing from your kid’s lunch; pack in the essentials which are needed for his mental and physical development.
Magnifying My Kid’s Lunch
Put that magnifying glass down — you will never figure it out that way.
What you need is to check the labels at the back of your food products and tally them with the RDA nutritional requirements specified for children. To save you time with your checklist, we will look at the essential micronutrients, which are needed for the complete nourishment of our little feet. You can then work out the gap which needs to be served in your kid’s lunch:
- Biotin or Vitamin B7
- Folic Acid
- Niacin or Vitamin B3
- Vitamin A
- Pantothenic Acid or Vitamin B5
- RiboFlavin or Vitamin B2
- Thiamine or Vitamin B1
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin K
This list looks crazy and I am pretty sure the macro palette of these micronutrients when served, would bring lots of tantrums along with it.
Aye, we know vitamins and minerals don’t taste good but we are here to help you with lunch ideas that won’t only befriend the taste buds of your children but they would also provide what’s missing from that lunch box.
Packing Your Kid’s Lunch
Get into the kitchen—it’s time to pack in a delicious healthy lunch for your kids. They won’t be missing all those micronutrients anymore; rather, they would look forward to having them on their lunch palettes.
Vitamin B Rich Lunch Ideas for Your Children
- Pork has a high content of all the variables of vitamin B, especially Vitamin B1. You can pack in steamed boneless pork sandwiches, garnished with black pepper and barbeque sauce tinged with apple cider vinegar.
- Prepare a pork and macaronis salad filled with cream and cheese and your children can spoon this mouthwatering lunch in their tummies.
- Grilled salmons, tuna, cod or snapper can be packed in that lunch box with lemon wedges; a kid’s lunch that is sure to whet their appetites while meeting the daily requirements of vitamin B.
- Fruit yoghurt served with honey and berries is another vitamin B rich lunch idea. And don’t worry, that fruit yoghurt can last long enough in the schoolbag of your kid, without getting sour.
Vitamin A Rich Lunch Ideas for Your Children
- Turkey Picadillo roll with crisp apples is a quick, healthy and bud tantalizing lunch recipe for kids, extremely rich in Vitamin A.
- Chicken tacos filled with charred tomatoes is smoky, delicious and Vitamin A rich.
- Children loves pasta and adding broccoli and chickpeas to it, not only enhances the flavor but also makes it a perfect lunch recipe for meeting the daily vitamin A requirements.
- Rather than packing French fries in the lunch box, parents can go for butter roasted carrots which provides lots of vitamin A along with the crispiness of potato fries.
Vitamin C Rich Lunch Ideas for Your Children
- If your children love their kebabs, they will surely develop a fondness for quick tossed shrimps, marinated with plums and lime.
- Grilling salmon with herbs and mustard not only adds a nice aroma to the smoky flavor of the fish but also make your kids crave for more.
- Tortilla burrito filled with rotisserie chicken and guacamole caters to your child’s daily Vitamin C requirements, while being absolutely mouthwatering.
- Shrimp pasta, garnished with garlic and whipped in cream is a delicious vitamin C rich lunch recipe for kids.
Iron Rich Lunch Ideas for Your Children
- Butter roasted oysters, sprinkled with Mozzarella cheese and crunchy crumbs is a delicious pizza alternative for the young ones and it is rich in iron.
- Spinach stuffed pasta shells, baked with cheese and topped with a spaghetti sauce is fun way of packing your iron with taste.
- Another one of those pizza alternatives, this spinach spread over layered Parmesan dough with chunks of red meat, is a kid’s lunch recipe that is sure to make your child feel wanting more.
- Salads are healthy and they are a rich source of iron. And if you combine them with broccoli, smoked ham and sprinkled pepper, they can also be tasty while preserving all the goods within them.
The Alternative — Kids Gummy Vitamins
If you feel your expertise does not lie in kitchen or you just want to supplement your child’s food intake, then kids’ gummy vitamins are what you should pursue. Through vitafive’s multivitamin for kids, you can make your own packet of essential micronutrients or choose from a collection of our available gummy vitamin packs tailored to meet the daily micronutrient needs of your child. These gummy vitamins are great in taste and packaged like candies, which is a great way to entice young kids. So what you are waiting for, place your order now!