Creative School Lunch Recipes

School is in full swing and we do not want you to get into the school lunch rut! Below are some great recipes to make your child’s lunch time more creative and fun to eat. We do not need to bore them every week with the same old stuff!

Let’s get creative when we make our little darling’s school lunches!

Creative School Lunch Recipes

My Special Luv Bug Turkey Sandwiches Recipe

1/3 cup fruit jam (your child’s fav)
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 cup whipped cream cheese
2 tablespoons chopped dried fruit (your child’s fav)
16 slices cinnamon raisin bread
8 slices whole wheat bread
1 pound thinly sliced turkey

Fold dried fruit and cream cheese until well blended. Add the Dijon. Mix well. Stir in the fruit jam. Start with the cinnamon raisin bread. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly on one side. Place a few slices of turkey on top of the cream cheese mixture. Spread the cream cheese mixture on one side of the whole wheat bread and place on top of the turkey. Take one more piece of the cinnamon raisin bread and spread mixture on one side. Place face down on sandwich. Continue with each new sandwich until all the bread is used. Cut in half, wrap in plastic and place in your child’s school lunch they are sure to love.

Tex Mex Chicken Wraps Recipe

2 cups skinless boneless chicken breast, cooked and cubed
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup chunky mild garden salsa
2 tablespoons mayo
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or another cheese your child likes)
1 cup shredded green leaf lettuce
4 – 10inch flour tortillas

Combine salsa, mayo, and the sour cream. Then mix in the cheddar cheese and chicken. Evenly scoop onto the tortillas and sprinkle with lettuce. Fold over the sides. Wrap in plastic. Serve with grapes.

Cherry Yummies for My Little Darling Recipe

1 package yeast
1 cup warm milk
4 cup bread flour
2 tablespoons raw sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter
1/2 cup solid shortening
2 eggs lightly beaten
4 cups cherry pie filling

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt. Add shortening and butter until mixture is crumbly. Place yeast in warmed milk. After yeast is dissolved, add to the flour mixture. Mix in eggs until dough is soft. Kneading is not necessary. Put the mixture in the refrigerator covered. Once it has chilled for 8 hours, divide into 4 pieces. On a lightly covered surface, roll each piece into 14″1×11″. Spoon cherry filling down the center third of the dough. Fold the sides over the over the mixture to the other side. Pinch sides to seal and tuck under. Preheat oven to 350 F. In an ungreased cookie sheet, place the Cherry Yummies about 2 inches apart. Bake until golden brown (about 25 minutes).

While these delightful yummies are cooling, make icing by mixing together 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 drop of red food coloring, and 2-3 tablespoons milk. Drizzle iceing over the top and add a marachino cherry to the top. Place a few in a container and your kids will come home telling you how popular they have become with their your cherry yummies!

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