Hands down (and ask any parent, I say) deciding menus for kids’ lunchboxes smartly is one of the challenging parts of parenting. Let’s face it, not everyone is a MasterChef and not every child enjoys the same old boring lunchboxes. And to top it all, yes, we lack creativity and inspiration early in the mornings, let alone handle wishes of picky eaters and conquer constant battles against the clock. (25 Genius Tips Parents of Picky Eaters Should Definitely Try)
But, buck up you sulking parents, because….
With our list of easy lunch ideas for kids you will be able to cook up absolutely delicious, out-of-the-box and interesting lunch recipes for your little finicky school goer. The best part is, with these 31 dishes, you will not only have enough lunch menus to survive an entire month, but will also have few left to try the following month.
31 Easy School Lunch Ideas for Kids
An instant love; forget the regular ones and make these Pizza Quesadillas.
Zucchini Corn Bread can be made in a ziffy, soft from inside and crusty from the outside.
Try Pizza Scrolls for kids who are bored of sandwiches.
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Pasta Fried Rice is one of the easy lunch ideas for kids that you can prepare in fewer than 5 mins.
Your kid will not even know there’s a veggie unless you tell them, the Broccoli Pesto Pasta is that delicious.
There’s no better combination than Greek hummus and yummy pesto.You will be awarded with a kiss for the Veggie Club Sandwich.
Make a delicious Pepperoni Panzanella with crusty bread and tossed veggies for your super picky child.
The Smashed Chickpea and Pita may be an unusual combination but it has the quintessential flavours of falafel and little feta.
If you have left overs then you have to make these Broccoli Quiches for the little fella.
Crispy pizzas on top of mini bagels fried till golden brown equals to Bagel Pizzas
Spagetti Aglio Olio is one of the simplest Italian dishes which can be made in just 10 mins.
Veggies like cucumber can easily be eaten if they are packed with Pasta and Pesto.
The Homemade Alphabet Pasta can give your child reasons to love lunch time.
Warm and fluffy, Chocolate Chip Pancakes serve two in one purpose – breakfast and lunch.
The whole wheat tortillas give an appetizing twist to the Classic Taco Wrap.
For those picky eater’s parents Vegan Pumpkin Muffins can be the forever famous easy lunch idea for kids.
If you wanna hide some extra veggies in her lunch box then Mini Avocado Quesadilla should be your first resort.
This delicious Cauli Chilli Mac & Cheese is a new classic in making, combining two comfort food favourites.
Completely packed with nutrients, you should consider Soba Noodles with Tofu Bento for your kid.
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Make unfriendly vegetables your kid favourite food with this Colourful Veggie Pinwheels.
Nutella Banana Toast is an excellent recipe for lunch and breakfasts.
If you want to thrill even the pickiest of eaters then it’s time for Friendly Pizza Rolls and Colorful Cauli Lunch.
A meal that can be thrown together quickly with whatever veggies and noodles you have; presenting One Pot Tuscan Ziti.
Try Grilled Caprese Sandwiches for kids who don’t like vegetables.
If your kid likes stir-fries then Mini Presto Potato Spinach Fritata will inspire you.
This Humus, Avocado and Feta Sandwich is a sure delight not only for kids but for us, adults as well.
The Cool Refried Bean Wraps are perfect for lunches, picnics and even for mid-day snacking.
Surprisingly, the Roasted Vegetable Lasagne is ideal companion when you want an easy way out.
If you have your veggies chopped the previous night The Crunchy-Saucy Peanut Sesame Noodles will take less than 10 minutes to get ready.
This Baked Bread Rolls made with bread and cottage cheese will keep your kids happy and glee.
Well, my dear parents, now that you have got the hang of what it could be called “the ultimate easy lunch ideas for kids” rest assured that your mornings will hereafter be stress free, pleasant and organized. It’s not easy to come up with interesting menus each day, but when you have got a ‘go-to’ list in hand, what else do you have to worry about?
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