Kids across the nation are back in school, and moms and dads everywhere are rejoicing. If your kids still bring lunch to school, you can use some of that extra kidless time to download a few of these apps, which contain some great ideas for kid-friendly food. Peanut butter and jelly gets boring, so spice up those lunches with recipes from these apps.
Menu Planner ($2.99) – This isn’t a recipe app, but it will help you plan your child’s lunches for the week, ensuring healthy, nutritious meals that both unique and exciting. You can create simple meal plans, store recipes, and keep an eye on the lunch ingredients that you have in the pantry with this simple app. If you want to make sure your kids are eating healthy at school, this is a must have app to keep track of what’s going in little bellies.
SandwichMe ($1.99) – Sandwiches are a school lunch staple, and this app lets you get away from the traditional peanut butter and jelly or ham and cheese. The app includes millions of different sandwich creations, that are made from a wide variety of breads, meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, and spreads. You can swipe to change ingredients, view nutritional information, and save your favorite combinations. The best part? Mom and dad can use this app to come up with some tasty creations for themselves, too.
Recipes For Kids (Free) – This simple app has a collection of recipes that are perfect for picky children. It comes with tasty options like ham and vegetable paper rolls, flavored popcorn, yogurt muffins, and more. This app has specific sections for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so you’ll be able to whip up a healthy, tasty lunch box in no time. Every recipe in this app is quick and easy to make, so even the kids will be able to pitch in and have some fun.
Big Fork Little Fork (Free App) – This is a fun app that will bring parents and children together in the kitchen, with a bevy of kid friendly recipes and instructional videos. The best way to get kids to eat their lunch is to let them have a hand in making it, and this app does exactly that. This app comes complete with lots of nutritionally balanced food ideas that will satisfy even the pickiest palates, and while you cook, kids can play in-app games to learn about the food pyramid.
Allrecipes (Free) – We’ve featured this user curated app on PadGadget several times, and that’s because it’s one of the most robust recipe apps in the App Store. This app is filled with thousands and thousands of member-tested recipes that come with reviews, ingredient lists, and more. There’s an included kid friendly section that’s loaded up with hundreds of kid-tested recipes that your children are sure to love. You’ll find gems like orange-flavored carrots and cheesy cauliflower, plus there’s an entire section on creating kid-friendly lunches.