While your child is still dependent on you, before they gain some independence, they need to be able to rely on you to make healthy and varied food choices for them. Lunchbox ideas are often the hardest ones to think of as if your kids are back to school and not having lunch at home then you need to think of a healthy lunch that can be eaten cold, can be made ahead of time, can easily fit into a lunch box, can be eaten without making a mess, easy to eat but still tasty, exciting and fun…and what could be more fun than food on a stick? And not just any food, but a Chicken Cobb Salad on a stick.
Toddlers and young children are growing and developing quickly, so it’s a critical time to make sure they are eating well to get all the energy and nutrients that they need. As well as this, it’s an important time for children to learn about food and eating so that they get into the habit of consuming a healthy, varied diet that they can enjoy with the rest of the family. We all know the importance of giving our children lots of different types of food from a very early age but putting this into practice on a day to day basis can be hard and finding quick, easy and healthy lunch options perfect for toddlers and older kids too is even harder.
While healthy lunch ideas for adults can consist of last night’s leftovers, for kids it’s just not that simple, with no microwave, kettle or cooker to use and no option of eating out or ordering in, it is easy to turn to the traditional, unimaginative sandwich which isn’t the healthiest of choice for back to school if you’re giving your child a packed lunch every day. Kids usually turn their noses up at a salad for lunch but not this creative Chicken Cobb Salad on a stick; it’s a winner with most kids, it’s delicious, refreshing and filling too, so give it a try.
This recipe serves four children and includes exciting flavours such as paprika and ground coriander, which will undoubtedly tickle your kids taste buds. It also provides your kids with plenty of protein with chicken breasts, eggs and goats cheese as well as healthy fat from avocados and plenty of veg. They don’t take long to make either, just the time it takes to cook the chicken and then a little bit of chopping and putting everything on the stick.
This recipe is sponsored by Dunnes Stores and make 4 child sized servings and only takes 30 minutes to make.