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Kid by chronology or kid at heart; whichever one you’re cooking for, these healthy school lunch ideas will keep them nourished and craving more…
HISTORY ISN’T OUR forte, but we’re pretty sure getting kids to eat more veggies has alwaysbeen a parental struggle. Even if you’re a lucky one whose mini craves carrots and kale, keeping them interested becomes a whole other game — so here are your new MVPs:
These healthy school lunch ideas from our favorite plant-based caterers, Haute Chefs LA, are creative twists on classic kid food, loaded with nourishing whole food ingredients – instead of sugar, preservatives and mystery add-ins – and are as fun to eat as they are delicious. Try the two simple recipes below, or the broccoli toast idea pictured above…
ROASTED CARROT HOT DOGS
4 jumbo carrots
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp Dijon mustard
3/4 tsp sea salt
3/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
4 gluten-free hot dog buns
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cut off the tips and stem ends of the carrots, Place carrot “hot dogs” on parchment paper-lined rimmed baking sheet and toss carrots with olive oil and some fresh herbs. Roast until well caramelized and tender fully cooked through, about 1 hour, rotating carrot hot dogs until tender and a bit al dente.
Serve each in a hot dog bun with condiments of choice. We have used our kids favorite, guacamole and some pickled carrots…
BAKED BROCCOLI TATER TOTS