Lunch Ideas for Kids

The words parents love and kids dread, ‘back to school’ is just around the corner. It never hurts to start coming up with a few new ways to pack a simple and delicious lunch. We know it’s not easy to please everyone, but this collection of Kids Lunch ideas will leave your admirers wondering just how you do it. Transform that brown-bag lunch into a modern day Bento box with something fresh, vibrant and delicious. Lunch shouldn’t be a chore, make it a fun experience with the whole family.

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    Every kid loves pizza! Send them off to school with a leftover piece from last night's dinner. Add milk, a simple salad and fruit to round out the meal. Try our Bacon Pepper and Mozzarella Pizza recipe.

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    Adding leftover cooked meatballs to a crisp salad makes for an inventive lunch that will be eagerly devoured! Try our Basic Meatballs recipe. Serve with Cracker Barrel Mozzarella Cheese, crackers and apple slices.

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    Sometimes you just don't mess with a classic. If you're looking for a new sandwich recipe, we've got you covered with our All-American Ham Sandwich recipe. Add a carton of milk along with your kid's favourite fruit and veggies and they'll be looking forward to lunch hour.

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    Leftover chicken is ideal for making into chicken salad; tuck inside a wrap along with some fresh vegetables. Serve with carrot sticks, grapes, apple and a carton of milk for a colourful, rounded lunch. Try our Creamy Chicken Salad Wraps recipe.

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    A stuffed pita is a great alternative to your standard sandwich. Whip up a batch of this Crunchy Fish Sticks recipe and use the leftovers in a pita for lunches. Serve with fruits, veggies, milk and maybe even a treat.

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    Surprise your kids with spring rolls for lunch! You'll love our Spring Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce recipe and Chicken & Mango Spring Rolls recipe. To keep it peanut-free serve with a sweet chili sauce. Yogurt and fruit make for yummy accompaniments.

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    Pasta salad is one of those dishes that is even better the next day. Make a large batch and send your kids to school with a colourful pasta salad for lunch. Check out our Pasta Salads collection page for tons of recipes ideas. Serve with some fruit and a carton of milk and you are set.

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    Leftover thinly sliced steak or roast beef with sliced veggies makes for an delicious wrap idea. Try it with our Mighty Fine Steak recipe. Serve with yogurt with granola and some freshly cut fruit for a complete lunch.