Carrots are one of the first foods a child tries when reaching the age of diversification. With their bright orange colors, they are naturally sweet and, thus they appeal to kids. It’s no surprise that they are also one of the kids’ favorite food item in the lunchbox.
Let’s go over five easy ways to add carrots to our kid’s lunch boxes. You’ll retrieve all these ideas on Teuko.com: thank you to all the contributors for sharing their inspiration and their unique style!
1. Crunchy and Creative Raw Carrots
The simplest way to put carrots in our kid’s lunches? Raw, no doubt. In sticks, cut in fun shapes with food cutters or a crinkle cutter…add leaf food picks or not on top… kids will enjoy having a bite!
2. Delicious Grated Carrots
Another way to include carrots in your kids’ lunches is to prepare grated carrots! Whether you buy grated carrots directly from your favorite grocery store or take a few more minutes to meal prep from scratch, kiddos can enjoy grated carrots in different ways:
- With a vinaigrette.
- In a sandwich.
- Or in a wrap.
3. Comforting Carrot Soup
Hot or cold, a tasty carrot soup is always a great idea, especially if you have fussy eaters around. You can make carrot soups in two different ways:
- With slices of carrots among other veggies. This combination is perfect for adventurous kids who like to plunge their spoons and retrieve the carrots like a foodie treasure hunt
- Or the comforting way, as French people do with their “veloutés”, all veggies mixed. Fussy eaters approved!
4. Sweet Carrot Purée
No way that kids can resist a sweet carrot purée! Did you know that even world-renowned Michelin chefs use purées as delicious sides? Serve it hot or even cold. Use breadsticks to let your kid dig into the purée. If you are looking for a non-messy option for youngest children, get pouches of carrot purée in your favorite grocery store.
5. Carrot Cakes (or Carrot Muffins)
Carrot cakes, or carrot muffins, are perfect for Friday lunch because you can make them in batches, freeze, and use them for busy days. Use a fun shaped mold and the kids will be delighted!
How did you like these 5 lunchbox ideas? Will you try to use these ideas for your next kid’s lunch? Let us know in the comments or simply share with us what you send to school on Teuko.com!
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