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Healthy School Lunches for Teenage Athletes and Active Kids

If you need to make healthy school lunches for teenage athletes or active kids, you’ve come to the right place; because as a mom to 3 kids, I know what it’s like when an active kid can eat you out of the house.

While school sports are a great way for kids to get involved, socialize, and learn new skills, they also work up an appetite. And we all know that this means that the first words out of their mouth when they get home are… “I’m starving!” Right?

These easy school lunch ideas will keep them energized and ready to score the winning point every day since they have a good balance of protein, carbs, and healthy fats.

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Taco Grilled Cheese Sandwich

You have got to check out this epic lunch made with… taco night leftovers?! Yup, that’s right! This grilled cheese is everything you love in a taco, hugged between two slices of melted cheese and buttery, toasted bread

Taco night leftovers have tuned into this epic grilled cheese! This Taco Grilled Cheese is everything you love in a taco, sandwiched between 2 layers of melted cheese and buttery, toasted bread! Send it to school as part of a healthy school lunch or serve it for dinner with a little guacamole!



If taco night is a way of life in your household, then you most likely have the same question as I do, “what should I do with those last few leftovers?

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16 Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Dippers: adding extra nutrition to your kids meals is easy with these Go&Grow packets. They are simple to add to any meal.

Slow Cooker Veggie Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sticks

For nights where you need an easy dinner, this Slow Cooker Veggie Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Sticks idea will be a mealtime saver.

Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Dippers: adding extra nutrition to your kids meals is easy with these Go&Grow packets. They are simple to add to any meal.
Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Dippers: This classic combo is a delicious meal to pack in a lunch box for the kids!

What I love about today’s recipe is that the slow cooker does all the heavy lifting (cooking) while you go on about your day. Dinner can cook while I run the kids to swim practice, art class, or karate!

As a busy mom to 3 young kids, I appreciate when one of my friends shares with me strategies that work with the kids, especially when it comes to making mealtimes less of a struggle and making sure my kids get enough of the nutrition for the day. This veggie tomato soup is a great way to fill my kids with veggies and giving them something they love at the same time, grilled cheese! These go great in lunchboxes, and it’s easy enough to pack a grilled sandwich without it getting soggy. Click the link and I’ll show you exactly how I learned to do it.

By cutting the grilled cheese into strips and using them as dippers, my kids forget they are eating soup that is loaded with the extra nutrition they need for lunch or dinner.

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What’s your family’s go-to meal that also pleases the younger kids?

Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Dippers: adding extra nutrition to your kids meals is easy with these Go&Grow packets. They are simple to add to any meal.

Slow Cooker Veggie Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sticks

Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Dippers: adding extra nutrition to your kids meals is easy with these Go&Grow packets. They are simple to add to any meal.
  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 rib celery, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 328-ounce cans crushed tomatoes or puréed tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable stock

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients inside a slow cooker. Cook for 6 hours on low.
  2. Prior to serving, insert an immersion blender and blend until smooth, or blend in smaller batches and serve.
A fun twist on a classic sandwich! Your kids will love these Grilled Cheese Dippers for lunch, especially paired with warm tomato soup.

Grilled Cheese Dippers

A fun twist on a classic sandwich! Your kids will love these Grilled Cheese Dippers for lunch, especially paired with warm tomato soup.

A fun twist on a classic sandwich! Your kids will love these Grilled Cheese Dippers for lunch, especially paired with warm tomato soup.

What is your kid’s favorite sandwich? We have a few different flavor combinations in our lunch rotation, including almond butter and banana and hummus veggie club. But by far the most requested sandwich in our house is…grilled cheese! Are you even surprised??

You need just 3 simple ingredients for this recipe! We’re putting a simple twist on the classic grilled cheese sandwich by cutting it into fun dippers. Perfect for dipping into a thermos full of tomato soup!

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I love this recipe because you can use whatever bread your family prefers, from whole grain to grain free. The recipe calls for cheddar cheese, but feel free to use your favorite.

If you need more easy lunch ideas like these grilled cheese dippers, be sure to get a free weekly meal plan! We’ve got you covered for lunch and dinner, with both classic and grain-free options.

We hope your kids love these delicious grilled cheese dippers!

Grilled Cheese Dippers

A fun twist on a classic sandwich! Your kids will love these Grilled Cheese Dippers for lunch, especially paired with warm tomato soup.

This recipe is from Laura’s cookbook, The Best Homemade Kids’ Lunches on the Planet.

  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Lunch
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Ingredients

  • 2 pieces whole grain bread
  • 2 slices (40 g) cheddar cheese
  • Butter, for grilling

Instructions

  1. Butter one side of both bread slices; flip over onto a flat surface. Place cheese on one slice of bread and cover with second slice.
  2. Place cheese sandwich, buttered side down, on a skillet over medium heat. Grill for 2-3 minutes, until cheese has begun to melt and bread is golden brown. Press down with a spatula, flip and grill the second side. Remove from pan onto a cutting board.
  3. Allow grilled sandwich to cool down for five minutes, cut sandwich into narrow strips, and pack in lunch container.
  4. Serve with tomato soup.

Notes

MOM Tip: Let the grilled sandwich cool down before slicing and packing it in the lunchbox. If you cut it too soon and pack it while it’s still hot, the bread will be soggy by lunchtime.

 

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