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School Lunch Ideas

Could you please help me with some vegetarian school lunch ideas for picky eaters?
I'm tired of sending same things over and over. No rush. but please answer thanks

asked by Dimple Patel about 2 years ago
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Marian Bull

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added about 2 years ago

These Zucchini Quinoa burgers are delicious in a sandwich OR on top of a salad: http://food52.com/recipes...

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Marian Bull

Marian is Food52's Associate Editor.

added about 2 years ago

A few more ideas:
North African Stew: http://food52.com/recipes...
Tarines with Avocado and Radishes: http://food52.com/recipes...
The ever-popular One Pot Quinoa and Kale Pilaf: http://food52.com/recipes...
And, of course, a hearty Minestrone: http://food52.com/recipes...

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added about 2 years ago

I never thought of ministrone in a school lunch but Its a great idea.

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added about 2 years ago

Roasted vegetable sandwich - eggplant, peppers, zucchini + cheese. Any sort of mix of Mediterranean fare such as hummus, dolmades, pita, baba ganoush, veggies. Egg salad or pimento cheese sandwich. Or just a regular vegetable sandwich, often times I make a sandwich with shaved carrots, lettuce, tomato, peppers, avocado, cheese, or whatever is in the veggie drawer. Cold bean and cheese burrito. Onigiri are fun. Empanadas, tamales, cold frittatas, quiche or tortilla espanola. As mentioned previously soups in a thermos, vegetable, potato + leek, butternut squash, lentil. Couscous or quinoa salad, pasta. crepes. Veggie pizza or paella. Sesame or rice noodles, spring rolls.

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added about 2 years ago

I will try the cold been and cheese burrito first. You gave me so many ideas. Thank you!! :)

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added about 2 years ago

Hummus and falafel with cucumbers in whole wheat pita?
I guess it depends on what picky means...
check out bento boxes online - you can get these cute little molds that will shape hardboiled eggs into hearts or trucks - what kid can resist that? If you cut veggies into cute shapes, they will eat those too!
or onigiri (triangle rice patties) with a protein filling, typically tuna or salmon, but if your kids don't eat fish, you could do marinated and baked tofu diced up finely instead

baby carrots with hummus or yoghurt dip and tea sandwiches with jam and cream cheese
Nothing wrong with cheese, crackers, and sliced fruit!

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added about 2 years ago

thanks, those are some great ideas. I will try them out. Where do you buy the molds?