Do you and/or your kids have “fancy” taste buds? In the mood for something new, different and yummy? Check out the lunch recipes from celebrity chefs in the following Parents.Com article! Give it a whirl and treat yourself/your family to a celebrity lunch box!
The Kale Chips are a tasty healthy alternative to store-bought chips – a great switch for a crunchy and savory snack! My kids LOVE the pineapple dip – works great as a spread on sandwiches as well as a dip for fish sticks, chicken tenders, etc. Also, my kids love cheese, so the baked mozzarella sticks are such a nice healthier option to traditional fried ones!!!
Pack Lunch Like a Celebrity Chef
Her kids: sons Zoran, 7, Caje, 3, Thatcher, 1-1/2, and Nash, 1
Claim to fame: only female Iron Chef on Iron Chef America; the owner of Kouzzina by Cat Cora restaurant at Walt Disney World BoardWalk Resort
Click “next” to see what Cat Cora packs her kids for lunch!
Menu note: Hummus is a tasty protein alternative to lunch meat, and olives add an antioxidant boost.
Menu note: Only serve popcorn to kids over 4.
Menu note: When your kid is bored with sandwiches, a crunchy wrap is a game changer. These also can be sliced into pinwheels.
Menu note: Kids will love being able to pull out a lunch that they can dip into.
Menu note: Mozzarella is a great source of calcium.
Claim to fame: assistant White House chef; Mrs. Obama’s food initiative coordinator
Menu note: Kass used these recipes to feed local kids at an event on the South Lawn of the White House to kick off First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Campaign.
Click “next” to see what Kass served for lunch on the White House lawn!
Menu note: If you don’t have chicken, sub in tofu.
Menu note: Try adding a spice such as cumin or paprika.
His kids: twin boys Oliver and Rory, 7
Claim to fame: executive chef and co-owner of The Kitchen, an eco-friendly restaurant in Boulder
Click “next” to see what Hugo Matheson packs his boys for lunch!
Menu note: This sandwich’s name is English and it’s loaded with protein and healthy whole grains.
Her kids: sons Jacob, 11, and Ethan, 10
Claim to fame: creator of Elana’s Pantry, devoted to gluten-free resources including family-friendly recipes, ingredient-selection ideas, and preparation tips; author of The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook
Click “next” the see what Elana Amsterdam serves her sons for lunch!
Menu note: Almonds are a great source of vitamin E.
Menu note: They’re as yummy as regular potato chips, but they pack an incomparable nutritional punch.
Her kid: 8-year-old daughter, Bella
Claim to fame: registered dietitian; best-selling author of So Easy; host of Food Network’s Healthy Appetite
Click “next” to see Ellie Krieger’s lunch recipe!
Menu note: Kids will love the idea of eating chips and salsa for lunch.
Shannon Seip’s kids: sons Issac, 6-1/2, and Bini, 4-1/2
Kelly Parthen’s kids: son Kale, 5, and daughter Makena, 3
Claim to fame: co-owners of Bean Sprouts, a healthy cafe for kids and parents; authors of Bean Appetit: Hip & Healthy Ways to Have Fun with Food, a family cookbook
Click “next” for Seip and Parthen’s lunch ideas!
Menu note: Mango is an excellent source of vitamin C.
Excerpted from Bean Appetit: Hip & Healthy Ways to Have Fun with Food by Shannon Payette Seip and Kelly Parthen, © 2009 reprinted with permission from Andrews McMeel Publishing.
Her kids: ages 13 and 11
Claim to fame: author and cofounder of The Six O’clock Scramble an online weekly menu planner and cookbook; author of the cookbook, SOS! The Six O’clock Scramble to the Rescue: Earth Friendly, Kid-Pleasing Meals for Busy Families
Click “next” to see Aviva Goldfarb’s lunch idea!
Menu note: Serve with celery filled with Boursin light herbed cheese or cream cheese.
Her Kid: Son Harry, 5
Claim to Fame: Owner and founder of Amy’s Bread, a nationally-recognized bakery/café; co-author of cookbooks The Sweeter Side of Amy’s Bread and Amy’s Bread
Click “next” to see what Amy makes her son for lunch!
Menu note: Not a fan of tofu? Use chicken instead.
Her kid: son Willem, 4
Claim to fame: author of best-selling cookbooks One Smart Cookie, Starting Out, and Grazing; food and nutrition columnist on The Calgary Eyeopener on CBC Radio One; cohost of It’s Just Food on the Viva television network; a contributor to the new online food show Good Bite; and blogger for her blog Dinner with Julie
Click “next” to see what Julie makes her son for lunch!
Her kid: daughter Siena, 4
Claim to fame: owner and head chef at Oleana and Sofra; opened restaurants Moncef Medeb’s Aigo Bistro, 8 Holyoke, and Casablanca in Massachusetts; author of SPICE: Flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean; named Best Chef: Northeast honor in 2005 from the James Beard foundation
Click “next” to see Ana Sortun’s lunch ideas!
Menu note: Serve with whole wheat pita bread.
His kids: daughter Eve, 11, and Son Eamonn, 9
Claim to Fame: co-owner of Restaurant Eve, Eamonn’s A Dublin Chipper (named after his children), and PX; award-winning chef
Click “next” to see what Cathal Armstrong packs his kids for lunch!
Menu note: Rasher is a thin slice of fried or broiled bacon.
His Kid: daughter Isabel, 5
Claim to Fame: associate Professor at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York; author of cookbooks Frozen Desserts and The Modern Cafe
Click “next” to see Francisco Migoya’s lunch ideas!
Menu note: Can’t find mini pitas in your local grocery store? No problem! Just stuff a regular pita with these yummy ingredients.
His kid: daughter Veronica, 5
Claim to Fame: executive chef for Carino’s Italian Restaurants
Click “next” to see Chris Peitersen’s lunch ideas!
Menu note: This recipe is great for using up leftover turkey breast.
Menu note: Kids love this twist on two of their favorite foods.
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