Last Updated on June 8, 2020 by Yuvika Iyer
Are you trying to balance work with your kids at home?
With the school closures and stay at home orders, balancing work and home can be challenging.
Why You Need Easy Lunch Ideas for Kids
When you have your kids at home all day, whipping up quick breakfasts and lunches can be a life saver.
You sure want them to eat healthy and finish their lunches!
So, to help with that, here are 13 super easy lunch ideas for kids that you can whip up in less than 20-30 minutes.
What’s more, you can find dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan and egg-free recipes here too!
How to Make Easy Lunch Ideas for Kids
BBQ Chicken Cups
Yo. This recipe is as yummy as it sounds! Your kids will fall over one another to grab these cute little cups! Get the recipe here.
Vegan Hummus Avocado Wrap
Use ripe avocado—or even leftover guacamole—and protein-rich hummus to make these vegan hummus avocado wraps.
Add some sprouts or salad greens for crunch, but leave out the tomato if sending to school to avoid sogginess.
Grab the sweet and simple recipe here.
The Ultimate Avocado Toast
Kids love creamy avocado and this easy toast recipe is a hit!
The ultimate avocado toast can be served simply as is or layered with slices of crispy bacon to make a great open-faced lunch sandwich.
Grab this 5-minute recipe here.
Easy Pizza Pockets
Whip up an easy tomato sauce, crack open a tube of refrigerated biscuit mix, gather some favorite pizza toppings, and you’ve got everything needed to make these kid-favorite easy pizza pockets.
Grab this quick recipe here.
Easy Meatloaf Muffins
Give kids a comforting, home-style lunch with this recipe for cute easy meatloaf muffins rounds that are from a classic meatloaf mixture baked in muffin tins.
Get yours ready in minutes here.
Chicken Noodle Soup
A thermos full of chicken noodle soup is the next best thing to a hug from mom.
Make this tasty soup on the weekend and freeze in individual portions for heating and packing into a thermos for school lunches any day of the week.
Get the chicken noodle soup recipe here.
Strawberry Spinach Salad
Most kids love sweet, fresh strawberries when they come into season.
Send yours to school with this healthy strawberry spinach salad.
To avoid wilted greens, pack the vinaigrette separately in a small container, so kids can dress and “shake” their salad just before eating. Get this wow recipe here.
Kids Pepperoni Pizza
Skip the takeout pizza with this pepperoni pizza sliders recipe, which layers ingredients from a pepperoni pie onto slider buns to create mini-pizza sandwiches kids will love to eat.
Vegan Pasta Salad
This dairy-free vegetarian pasta salad is both dairy- and meat-free, making it a great lunch for kids with dietary restrictions.
It’s also creamy and fresh-tasting thanks to whole wheat curly pasta, ripe avocado, cherry tomatoes, green onion, and basil.
Get the vegan pasta salad recipe here.
Fruit Salad with Honey
For those hot days when kids often crave a lighter lunch, this sweetened honeyed fruit salad with honey, lemon, and just a little sugar does the trick.
Pack it into a plastic or glass container and add some cheese cubes and crackers to their lunch bags as a delicious snack.
Know how to whip up this delicious lunch here.
Salad in a Mason Jar
This mason jar salad is almost too cool for school.
Kids will love shaking it up before they dig in and it’s packed with plenty of nutritious ingredients that parents approve of, like cooked chicken, hard-boiled egg, cherry tomatoes, and avocado.
Make your mason jar salad lunches in 6 different ways!
These easy pizza wraps with just three ingredients are basically cheese quesadillas with spaghetti sauce added inside.
Go ahead and stuff them with your little ones’ other favorite ‘za toppings, such as diced green bell peppers, pepperoni slices, and mushrooms.
Wrap in tinfoil to keep warm.
Get the easy pizza wrap recipe here.
Delicious Greek Salad
A Greek salad has plenty of bright, crunchy veggies, plus salty black olives and creamy feta cheese, all dressed simply in a drizzle of olive oil and oregano.
Delight your little ones with this happy summer recipe!
Get it ready in less than 15 minutes by following the recipe here.
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Let me know which recipes your little ones loved in the comments section below.
Go ahead and share your easy lunch ideas to help other moms who struggle with their picky eaters!