Easy Lunches Your Kids Will Love
This guest blog has been written by Chloe Kirby from Yumble. She's put together a list of eleven easy lunches to give you some tasty lunch recipe ideas.
If you’re stuck in the rut of making the same sarnies day after day, lunchtime can start to feel like a huge chore, rather than an enjoyable break. While homeschooling your kids is tough, a little meal prep goes a long way when it comes to having something to look forward to in the middle of the day.
Spice up your homeschool and summer holiday meals by trying some of the quick and easy recipes below instead. Not only will you branch out and be able to enjoy something new, but you’ll expand your child’s food horizons and make sure they are getting the proper nutritional value they need to power through the rest of the day.
With lots of ingredients that you can prep ahead and then combine into a bowl, these simple vegetarian burrito bowls are perfect when you don’t have a lot of time to cook lunch. The rice, black beans, and veggies make up the central ingredients and everything else, from shredded cheese to sour cream can be added later by your little one.
What’s warm, creamy, and sure to make hungry kiddos happy? This pasta recipe, that’s what. It only takes ten minutes to make and it is cosy cheesy perfection.
If your child has a sophisticated-enough palate to enjoy avocado toast, then give this recipe a try for lunch one day. Slice up some wholegrain or rye bread, spread on some avocado and top with anything your child will like, from a fried egg to smoked salmon.
Slow Cooker Asian Meatballs
All this recipe requires are frozen meatballs, plus a few spices. Simply add everything into your slow cooker in the morning and enjoy these delicious Asian meatballs come lunchtime.
Don’t swear off sarnies completely, because this turkey melt is a grown up gourmet twist on a classic that only takes ten minutes.
Is there anything better than a warm pita pocket? We don’t think so. Kids love them because they’re a fun finger food and you love them because you can fill them with healthy ingredients like chicken, fruit, and celery.
In just twenty minutes, you can make this warm bowl of goodness on a chilly day.
Hummus and Pita Plate
Don’t feel like making anything at all? Set out a platter with different kinds of hummus, pita chips, veggies, and fruit. Your kids will have fun eating the healthy finger food while you relax.
In less than 20 minutes, you can prep this delicious and healthy chicken noodle soup in the morning. By lunchtime, it’ll be ready to serve!
A lot of parents forget about tuna salad because little ones are always asking for ham and cheese. This classic recipe is healthy, delicious and a change from the norm, so why not give it a try?
If you’ve had a hard time getting your child to eat broccoli in the past, give this cheesy pasta recipe a go. The flavour of the broccoli is almost completely disguised by the cheese, but your child still gets all the nutritional benefits of the greens.
Chloe Kirby is a writer and digital marketing professional. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree at McGill University in Montreal, Canada and her Master’s Degree at Goldsmiths University in London, England. Chloe has professional experience in e-commerce, digital marketing, and copywriting. For the last year she has been working in New York City.