Simple Lunch Recipe Ideas
In the last week, the world has changed so much. Parents are working from home while trying to home school their kids at the same time. People are sporting toilet paper earrings and kids are going on virtual field trips.
You know one thing I didn’t realize that I would miss? School lunch.
Seriously, having to come up with something for lunch every single day is draining. I dread it every morning!
We’ve shared our favorite lunch ideas for picky eaters and kids’ school lunch ideas, but today we are focusing on simple lunch recipes you can make at home for kids.
Salad Recipes Even Kids Will Like
This pandemic had actually taught my kids to like salad! So here is a list of all the salad recipes you can try for your kids too!
1. Super Easy Salad Recipe
Kids Activities Blog’s Easy salad recipes are always a winner. Check out how to make this!
2. Pasta Salad Recipe
My kids adore this pasta salad for kids from the Kids Activities Blog.
3. Kid-Approved Salad Recipe
Here’s another great salad for kids from the Kids Activities Blog.
4. Simple Chicken Salad Recipe
An oldie but a goodie — simple chicken salad recipe.
5. Creamy Pasta Salad Recipe
The best thing about this creamy pasta salad recipe from Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons is that you can make it ahead.
6. Easy Mexican Salad Recipe
Easy Mexican layered salad from Spaceships and Laser Beams is another quick lunch you can put together fast.
7. Crisp Dorito Taco Salad Recipe
Dorito taco salad from Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons is another family favorite.
8. Yummy Macaroni Salad Recipe
I can’t wait to try this macaroni salad recipe from Spaceships and Laser Beams.
Sandwich Recipes That Aren’t Boring
Liven up a boring lunch with easy sandwich recipes!
9. Grilled Cheese in 5 Ways Recipe
Lunch never looked so good with five different ways to make grilled cheese.
10. Magical Fairy Sandwich Recipe
Make lunch magical for kids with a fairy sandwich.
11. Easy Waffle Sandwich Recipe
My kids love when we make sandwiches with waffles.
12. Easy Lunch Wrap Recipe
Easy wrap recipes are another simple idea you can put together in minutes.
13. DIY Uncrustables Freezer Sandwich Recipe
DIY uncrustables freezer sandwiches from Princess Pinky Girl are a kid favorite.
14. Chicken Waldorf Salad
Here’s another yummy lunch idea from Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons — chicken Waldorf salad.
15. Yummy Veggie Roll-Up Recipe
My kids love when I make veggie roll-ups that look like sushi! Check out this recipe from The Nerd’s Wife.
16. Turkey and Cheese Pinwheel Bites Recipe
The whole family will enjoy turkey and cheese pinwheel bites from Simplistically Living.
17. Best-Tasting Sandwich Secrets
Make sandwiches for the week that actually taste good from Totally the Bomb!
Yummy Taco Recipes for Lunch
Have a fun lunch with the kiddos when you make them some tacos!
18. Easy Crockpot Shredded Beef Tacos
Here’s a recipe you can make ahead for several lunches: crockpot shredded beef tacos.
19. Simple Soft Tacos Recipe
When in doubt, serve up some simple soft tacos.
20. Fun Walking Taco Bar
Set up a walking taco bar and let the kids pick what they want. Here’s a recipe from Princess Pinky Girl.
21. Tasty Taco Quesadillas
Taco quesadillas are super easy to make!
22. Yummy Teriyaki Quesadilla Recipe
For a fun twist, make these teriyaki quesadillas.
MORE FUN THINGS TO DO WHILE YOU’RE STUCK AT HOME:
- Check out these kids education websites offering free subscriptions.
- Help your kids learn how to make bubbles at home!
- My kids are obsessed with these active indoor games.
- 5 minute crafts are saving my bacon right now — so easy!
- Coloring is fun! Especially with Easter coloring pages.
- You won’t believe why parents are gluing pennies on shoes.
- Rawr! Here are some of our favorite dinosaur crafts.
- Get kids off technology and back to basics with learning worksheets you can print at home!
- Make being stuck at home fun with our favorite indoor games for kids.
Which simple and yummy lunch recipe are you making today? Share it in the comments!