Hamama Kids Lunch Prep

August 12, 2020

Hamama Kids Lunch Prep

As school is starting up again, we know you mamas and papas are wondering what to prep for your kids’ lunchboxes or even for lunchtime at home! Here are some creative and delicious ways to add microgreens to your kids’ lunch and even some educational pieces to help your kids learn some science!

Best part? They don’t only have to be “kids meals”! Feel free to make yourself one of these yummy and nutritious meals, too!

First, start by growing your Hamama greens! They will take 7-10 days to grow and be ready to be included in those kids’ meals. Once ready to harvest, store the freshly cut greens in a ziplock or Stasher bag - they will last up to 10 days that way! To start, I’d recommend broccoli or super salad as they make everyone’s taste buds happy, even those picky eaters!

We recently shared a blog post about microgreen growing for kids. If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check it out! It has a walkthrough of how your greens should grow, a log to keep track of growth, and even a kids coloring sheet. It’s a great resource for getting your kids involved in the growing process and for getting them excited about eating their greens! You can find it here.

When it's time to harvest, your kiddos can pull them directly from the tray or use our harvesting scissors to cut them away.

Don’t forget to use knife and scissor safety, kids!

  • Do not run with knives or scissors
  • No horseplay
  • Keep closed blades when not using

Here are five different meal prep ideas that your kids can be directly involved in and include their yummy microgreens with! As a parent, the best part about all of these is that you can have a simple grocery list and make them all.


Grocery Shopping List

  • Hamama Microgreens
  • Pita Bread
  • Sliced Bread
  • Lunch Meat
  • Cheese
  • Hummus
  • Pasta
  • Red Sauce
  • Favorite Kids Veggies (to mix-in and snack on)
    • Veggie Ideas: carrots, broccoli, beans
  • Favorite Kids Fruits (for sides)
    • Fruit Ideas: watermelon chunks, blueberries, strawberries
  • Favorite Snack
    • Snack Ideas: popcorn, pretzels, goldfish

Dinosaur Times Meal

  • Bread
  • Lunch Meat and/or Cheese
  • Cookie Cutter
  • Fruit
  • Snack Food
  • Microgreens

Carrot Top Pizzables

  • Tortilla or Pita Triangles
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Microgreens
  • Tiny Pepperonis or Another Veggie

Instructions: Build your tiny pizzas and put them in the oven for 7-9 minutes until the cheese has melted. Wait 2 minutes before eating!

Lunchable

  • Dino Pita Pieces or Crackers
  • Hummus
  • Fruit
  • Cheese Slices
  • Carrots
  • Microgreens

Salad in a Jar

  • Spinach or Lettuce (easiest to eat if chopped)
  • Super Salad Mix or another favorite microgreen
  • Kid’s Favorite Veggies
    • Corn
    • Carrots
    • Peas
    • Edamame 
    • Cucumbers
    • Tomatoes
  • Protein
    • Chopped Hardboiled Egg
    • Chopped Chicken
    • Black Beans
    • Garbanzo Beans
  • Dressing

Pasta Salad

  • Pasta
  • Pesto or Dressing or Olive Oil
  • Microgreens
  • Tiny Tomatoes

*Get Them Involved!* Cooking pasta is a great way to talk with kiddos about phases of water, temperature, and stove safety!

We hope these spark some fun ways to get crafty in the kitchen. All of these can be prepped in advance for a lunch box meal or a stay-at-home lunch. If you have other fun ideas to share, use our comments below. We’re all in this together!

Maura



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