What’s great about seasonal foods is that you get the best in terms of taste, price, and nutrition. What is even better is that most autumnal foods have a positive influence on our children’s growth and immunity. So, don’t hesitate, go to your local grocery store and enjoy all the fruits and veggies in season.
Here are the most popular fall foods in the kids’ lunch boxes to help you get inspired this season.
What is one on the first food item you are thinking about when thinking about the fall season? Pumpkins! Pumpkin can be used in so many ways that it makes it an easy one to start with this Fall. Make a soup, a puree, muffins…or simply roast them and serve. Zero waste tip: keep the pumpkin seeds, roast them and enjoy! High in protein, they make a great on-the-go snack.
Looking for an easy pumpkin recipes for kids? Check out the Pumpkin Muffins recipe by our Teuko Friend Katie (@ohwhatyum), or our Pumpkin Carrots Puree on the Teuko Blog.
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Apples are full of carbohydrates which are essential to provide children with the energy they need to stay active every day. Did you know that they were also good for vision and help combat symptoms of asthma?
Apples come in a variety of colors, flavors, and textures, which make them a fun ingredient to play with in the lunchbox!
Want to know all about the fun tricks to make creative Apples like Silkes (@silkesbentobox) ? Check out the easy tutorial that she made for you.
Among other benefits, mushrooms are packed with iron, which make them a perfect combinations for any meatless lunch. Raw, in a soup, sauteed, which combination will you try first?
Looking for kids-friendly mushroom recipes? Have a Look at this 8 Delicious Mushroom Recipes from Parenting.Firstcry.com
Sweet potatoes are as nutritious as delicious for children. They are a good source of fibre, and loaded with calcium and iron, both of which are vital for growth (cf Read more in our article ” Nutrients To Grow | Are Your Kids Getting Enough?”).
Looking for kids-friendly sweet potatoes recipes? Have a look at this 5 Ways to Make Sweet Potatoes Even Sweeter for Kids, by FoodNetwork.