Advertising
Advertising

Cutest Lunches Kids (And Even Adults) Would Love So Much

Cutest Lunches Kids (And Even Adults) Would Love So Much

1. Sweet And Savory Grilled Cheese

This filling grilled cheese sandwich comes with aged white cheddar and a choice of fillings, depending on your child’s favorite.

Sweet And Savoury Grilled Cheese

    2. PB + Banana Wrap

    If your kids love bananas, this tasty wrap is a great, protein-filled lunch option.

    PB + Banana Protein Wrap

      3. Lunch Nachos

      Add some fun to your child’s lunchbox with nachos, complete with mild salsa and tasty cheese.

      nachos

        4. French Toast Sticks

        Who says you can’t have breakfast for dinner? Kids will love this tasty meal at lunch or at breakfast.

        French Toast Sticks

          5. Mac’n’Cheese Muffins

          Get creative with these tasty and filling mac’n’cheese muffins.

          Mac'n'Cheese Muffins

            6. Mexican Pizza

            This delicious pizza is healthy, easy to make and is sure to be a success with your kids.

            Mexican Leftover Pizza

              7. Spaghetti Muffins

              Why does food taste so much better in muffin format? Make this spaghetti muffins for your kids as a mess-free alternative to pasta.

              Spaghetti Muffins

                8. Ham, Cheese And Apple Wraps

                Easy to make, easy to eat and they taste great – perfect for your child’s lunchbox.

                Apple Ham And Cheese Wraps

                  9. Corn-Dog Muffins

                  This fun take on the classic corn-dog is perfect for kids as it is mess free, and you can add any dressings they love.

                  Advertising

                  Corn Dog Muffins

                    10. Mini Grilled Cheese And Tomato Sandwiches

                    Mini-meals are a great way to get your kids excited about their dinner – try this recipe as it is quick to make and is a guaranteed hit.

                    Mini Grilled Cheese And Tomato

                      11. Peach And Ham Sandwiches

                      This may sound weird, but the combination is super tasty and sweet – perfect for kids.

                      peach and ham sandwich

                        12. Bagel Pizza

                        These pizzas are super easy to make and they use up any leftovers you have, so they are perfect for the end of the week.

                        Bagel Pizza

                          13. Fruit Roll Ups

                          Most kids love fruit roll ups, but shop bought fruit roll ups are filled with additives. Use this recipe to make your kids homemade, healthy fruit roll ups.

                          Fruit roll ups

                            14. BTLA Wraps

                            This recipe adds avocado to the classic bacon, lettuce and tomato for an original and tasty sandwich.

                            BLTA Wraps

                              15. Monkey Sandwich

                              If your kids are fussy with their food, use this cool recipe to make their food more fun.

                              Monkey Sandwich

                                16. Turkey Cheese Pitta Pocket

                                This simple pitta sandwich is easy to make and filling – perfect for high energy kids.

                                Turkey Cheese Pitta Pocket

                                  17. Apple Slice Snacks

                                  This apple slice snacks are healthy and take less than 10 minutes to make – perfect!

                                  Advertising

                                  apple slice snacks

                                    18. BBQ Chicken Burger

                                    If your kids love burgers, try out this healthy alternative and see what they think. Filled with chicken and vegetables, this burger is packed with flavor.

                                    BBQ Chicken Sloppy Joes

                                      19. Breakfast Burrito Bites

                                      These bite sized snacks are delicious, healthy and filling; an all-rounder.

                                      breakfast burrito bites

                                        20. Waldorf Chicken Sandwich

                                        Filled with chicken, apples, raisins, celery and walnuts, this sandwich is the perfect meal for an active child.

                                        Waldorf Chicken Sandwich

                                          21. Easy Italian Hero

                                          This tasty sandwich is easy to make and perfect for children who like mustard.

                                          Easy Italian Hero

                                            22. Copycat Chick-Fill-A Sandwich

                                            If your kids love Chick-Fill-A, try making this healthy alternative for them – it tastes just as good.

                                            copycat chick-fill-a sandwich

                                              23. Roast Beef Pittas

                                              These tasty pittas are filled with coleslaw, roast beef and Swiss cheese – perfect for you or your kids.

                                              Roast Beef Pitta

                                                24. Tomato Soup

                                                This tomato soup takes 10 minutes to make and is delicious – put it in a thermos for your child’s lunch.

                                                tomato sop

                                                  25. Pizza Waffle

                                                  This recipe takes 10 minutes to prepare and 5 minutes to cook, and it is packed full of flavor.

                                                  Advertising

                                                  waffle

                                                    26. Quick Fried Rice

                                                    This recipe is a delicious and fun way to make sure your children are getting their vegetables.

                                                    quick fried rice

                                                      27. PB+J Sushi

                                                      These fun wraps have a classic flavor and are sure to be a hit with kids.

                                                      pbandj sushi

                                                        28. Grilled Waffle Ham And Cheese

                                                        This lunch is super easy to make and is perfect for children who love cheese.

                                                        waffle grilled ham and cheese

                                                          29. PB + And Bacon Sandwich

                                                          This unique sandwich combines two classic sandwich toppings together – it tastes unexpectedly delicious.

                                                          pb and b sandwich

                                                            30. Banana Dog

                                                            Instead of going for the classic corn-dog recipe, make a sweet, healthy alternative using this recipe.

                                                            bananadog

                                                              31. Pear, Honey and Cream Cheese Sandwich

                                                              Who knew these three ingredients would go so well together? This sweet sandwich is perfect for kids.

                                                              cream cheese honey and pear

                                                                32. Pizza Puff Pinwheels

                                                                These pizza treats are easy to eat, create minimal mess and take less than an hour to prepare and cook. Add your child’s favorite pizza toppings.

                                                                pizza puff pinwheels

                                                                  33. Antipasti Plate

                                                                  This is very easy to make, and is perfect for children who are fussy with food.

                                                                  Advertising

                                                                  antipasta plate

                                                                    34. Watermelon PB+J

                                                                    This fun recipe looks beautiful and adds some fruit to the classic PB+J sandwich.

                                                                    watermelon pbj

                                                                      35. Sugar Apples

                                                                      This recipe is delicious and perfect to enjoy during fall.

                                                                      sugarapples

                                                                        36. Meat, Cheese And Veggie Wraps

                                                                        These wraps are easy to make and you can choose your child’s favorite fillings to make sure they love their lunch.

                                                                        meatcheese and veggie wraps

                                                                          37. Butterfly Sandwiches

                                                                          This is a fun way to jazz up every day standards – and it even removes the crusts for fussy eaters.

                                                                          butterflysandwich

                                                                            38. Tuna Salad And Crackers

                                                                            If your child loves tuna, this is a healthy lunch option that is easy to make.

                                                                            tuna

                                                                              39. Ham And Cheese Croissant

                                                                              This fun meal combines ham and cheese with croissants – and it tastes amazing.

                                                                              hamandcheese

                                                                                40. Homemade Spaghetti-Os

                                                                                Spare your children the additives and preservatives with this delicious homemade recipe.

                                                                                homemade

                                                                                  More by this author

                                                                                  Amy Johnson

                                                                                  Freelance writer, editor and social media manager.

                                                                                  This List of 50 Low-cost Hobbies Will Excite You Daily Routine of Successful People That Will Inspire You to Achieve More If You Feel Trapped, Do These 9 Things To Take Your Life Back If You Feel Trapped, Do These 9 Things To Take Your Life Back 15 Inspirational Weekend Activities to do by Yourself 15 Amazing Design Ideas For Your Small Living Room

                                                                                  Trending in Food and Drink

                                                                                  1 17 Weight Loss Recipes That Are Incredibly Nutritious and Super Delicious 2 15 Flavorful and Healthy Family Meals That are Perfect for Picky Eaters 3 15 Most Effective and Nutritious Healthy Foods to Lose Weight 4 Stock up on These 9 Healthy Snack Foods to Boost Your Brainpower 5 15 Brain Foods You Should Be Eating Regularly to Keep Your Mind Sharp

                                                                                  Read Next

                                                                                  Advertising
                                                                                  Advertising
                                                                                  Advertising

                                                                                  Last Updated on January 17, 2019

                                                                                  8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

                                                                                  8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

                                                                                  In life, we all need to be conscientious of what we are doing. You don’t need to live a life of stress if you don’t want to. You can achieve peace and happiness in life by carefully building mindfulness exercises into your life’s routine.

                                                                                  Exercising mindfulness isn’t rocket science and as importantly, you can do it. It will, however, take a few tries to get into the groove of things but once you get it, it is like riding a bike, you will never lose it.

                                                                                  Trust me. It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. In this article, I will share with you 8 mindfulness exercises that will help you to boost your energy, vitality and live a more peaceful and happier life.

                                                                                  Why Is It Hard to Live A Peaceful And Happy Life?

                                                                                  Our Habitat Has Become Too Technological

                                                                                  The world has accepted the idea that technology is often the cure for all evil. We have accepted, as a society, that everything technological will make us live a better life without fully investigating the many side effects that modernity brings.

                                                                                  There are a number of technological side effects that have a tremendous impact on your life that the media rarely tells you about.[1] Some of them include self-harm, economic inequality, having less sex, and even suicide. The global community is becoming less happy because of technology.

                                                                                  How can anybody live a peaceful and happy life when they are depressed? Technology advancements, ladies and gents, is a major reason for why we are living a poor life because it has infiltrated our lives too much.

                                                                                  According to my research, Americans spend an average of 8 hours a day looking at the computer screen — The average screen time spent on smartphones alone is about 20 hours per week. That’s a lot! No wonder why living a happy and peaceful life is so difficult these days.

                                                                                  Too Many People Don’t Want to Unplug

                                                                                  Americans check their phones an average of 80 times during vacation.[2] Some admit to checking their smartphones 300 times every single day. In countries like Brazil, India and China, the situation is no different.

                                                                                  The reality is that people are constantly plugged into technological devices and this behavior is literally making people all over the globe fight an inner war with themselves, which consequently makes them very sad. As we know, war is the enemy of peace which won’t make anybody happy.

                                                                                  Listen carefully:

                                                                                  We have a global anxiety epidemic because people don’t want to unplug from their smartphones and most people aren’t doing anything to fix it. It is a sad state of affairs but very real. This obsession with technology is turning us into perishable robots who live terrible lives.

                                                                                  Advertising

                                                                                  The era of anxiety is here to stay. There is little doubt about it. We can, however, fight back with the best remedy of all — We call it mindfulness!

                                                                                  Thank God there is an antidote to this whole technological madness. Without further ado, let’s go straight to the mindful exercises.

                                                                                  8 Mindfulness Exercises to Start Practicing

                                                                                  There are tons of mindfulness exercises available for you to engage with out there.[3] In the paragraphs below, I will include the best ones I’ve personally tried or have seen my close friends and family members try.

                                                                                  Are you ready for it? Let’s go!

                                                                                  1. Pray Daily

                                                                                  You should pray on a daily basis. Why is that you may ask — Well, because science has told us to do so.

                                                                                  When people pray, they feel peaceful, almost eliminating anxiety. Worries become secondary, and often gives people energy and hope to cope with the difficulties of life.

                                                                                  Prayer can make you more confident and focused. Prayer also helps you with self-control, helps to control pain, and can protect you against illnesses and disorders like cancer and high blood pressure. At least, this is what researchers from Harvard Medical School have said.[4]

                                                                                  Pray. You won’t regret it.[5]

                                                                                  2. Pay Attention to Your Inner Thoughts

                                                                                  A lot of people allow themselves to be influenced by their negative thoughts. Be different and resist believing in them. It is a bad habit that can lead to unhappiness.

                                                                                  By the way, if you do feel this way, chances are high that somebody other than you put these thoughts into your head.

                                                                                  Here is my secret to combat this cancer — look at things objectively. I bet that if you look at things as they are, you will realize that most if not all of your negative thoughts are only inside of your head.

                                                                                  Advertising

                                                                                  If you pay close attention, you will quickly realize that these voices aren’t worth your time. Believe me — Ignoring them and looking at things with objectivity is often the best course of action.

                                                                                  This article can guide you to beat negative thoughts:

                                                                                  How to Stop Automatic Negative Thoughts When You’re Overwhelmed

                                                                                  3. Smile Often

                                                                                  Smiling will slow down your heart. It will also relax your body because when you smile, your body releases endorphins which in itself has a number of positive benefits for you as a person.

                                                                                  Smile often! You may want to smile early in the morning, during the day, and late in the evening. It is amazing what happens to you when you decide to smile instead of being grumpy.

                                                                                  Surrender your problems to a nice smile. You will notice two things. First, most people just don’t which makes them live a miserable life. Second, if you decide to smile often, you will eventually smile unconsciously which is the ideal.

                                                                                  The moment that you smile unconsciously, you then know that you are truly happy.

                                                                                  4. Organize Your Working Desk

                                                                                  A messy desk will make you less productive and can agitate and overstimulate you. You don’t want that.

                                                                                  When you clear your desk, you engage in deep inner-thinking and your systematic decision making ends up becoming therapeutic.

                                                                                  Most people realize that they are most creative when their creative space is clean and organized. The former often makes people more aware of what they are doing which lends to less stress and more productivity.

                                                                                  Organizing your desk will also make you more energetic and focused because order often decreases chaos which is a condition that often slows down daily progress.

                                                                                  Advertising

                                                                                  5. Celebrate Your Friend’s Victories

                                                                                  I love this mindful exercise. One of the best ways to live a happy and peaceful life is to celebrate the victories of others. When you do that, you automatically make your friends in a better mood which makes you in a better mood, as well.

                                                                                  Happiness is contagious! We might as well celebrate others as much as we can. If you find out that your peer has won an award, celebrate with him! If your friend is the recipient of a local charity award, celebrate with her!

                                                                                  What is also awesome is that when you celebrate with others, they often celebrate with you in return. This, ladies and gentleman, will make you feel fantastic. You can’t go wrong with this one, period.

                                                                                  6. Listen to Your Spouse/Partner

                                                                                  God put someone in your life for a reason. You might as well listen to him or her.

                                                                                  I listen to my wife everyday. In fact, I often ask the following question to her, “Amanda, what are your thoughts about…” or “What am I missing about…” It is shocking what I hear back from her. Without her having much context and perspective, by the art of observation in my own nonverbal behavior and the behavior of others, she accurately gives me incredible insights which helps me out with living my life to the fullest.

                                                                                  I’m a firm believer that spouses are supposed to engage in interpersonal communication every day. I most definitely do and will continue doing it. You should do the same.

                                                                                  7. Give Yourself a Break from Technology

                                                                                  You can’t be in total equilibrium if your computerized devices control your life. You must get away from technology on a daily basis.[6]

                                                                                  How do you do that? This is my formula:

                                                                                  First, take this smartphone control test. It is only ten questions but this test will place you somewhere in the human robot cycle continuum.

                                                                                  If your score is between 25-30, take a break from the computer (or smartphone, pad, laptop/desktop) every twenty minutes and stop being on a computerized device after 8:00pm.

                                                                                  If you score between 30-35, still take a break every 20 minutes but stop being on these devices at 5:00pm.

                                                                                  Advertising

                                                                                  If you score more than 35, you need to take action immediately.

                                                                                  Limit computer use as much as possible throughout the day. Give yourself as many breaks from the computer as possible. Are you ready for the challenge?

                                                                                  8. Go Exercise

                                                                                  Go exercise at least three times a week. I don’t care if you need to workout early in the morning, late in the evening, on the weekends or during work days. Working out is absolutely imperative for you to live happy and peaceful life.

                                                                                  The stresses of the modern world are too much for you to neglect this important mindfulness exercise. When you go to the gym, you burn calories, focus on activities one step at a time, your mind relaxes, anxiety decreases, you sweat and often think about topics unrelated to your work place among many other benefits.

                                                                                  You must exercise at least three hours each week for optimum results. Why? Just take a look at all the benefits of regular exercising:

                                                                                  12 Benefits of Regular Exercise You Should Know

                                                                                  The Bottom Line

                                                                                  It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. Now that our habitat has become too technological and many people just don’t want to unplug, engaging in daily prayer, celebrate your friends’ victories, and listening to your spouse are among the best ways to be mindful about what you are doing and how you are living.

                                                                                  It is possible to live a happy and peaceful life. It only depends on you.

                                                                                  Go exercise! Take a break from technology and invest in you! Life is too short for distractions.

                                                                                  More Resources About Mindfulness

                                                                                  Featured photo credit: Lesly Juarez via unsplash.com

                                                                                  Reference

                                                                                  Read Next