Need New Lunch Ideas? 19 Healthy Meals That Are Easy to Assemble
If you've reassessed the amount of time you're spending assembling your kids' lunch every day or they've been complaining about having the same turkey sandwich on rotation, you don't need to get frustrated. Preparing meals for people — whether that be for a partner or children — can be time-consuming. But it doesn't have to be. Up ahead, we have 19 tasty school lunches that are quick to make and healthy. Doesn't get better than that.
Apricot Ham and Cheese Sandwich
Before you try making ahead deli meat lunches for your freezer, kick your sandwich game up a notch with this delicious apricot ham and cheese combo.
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Bento Box
Your kid will love this buffalo chicken meatballs bento box.
California Hot Dog
Hot dogs and burgers are the ultimate junk foods for kids, but sometimes the way you dress them can make all the difference. Try these California hot dogs, which are loaded with vegetables.
Cauliflower Cashew Lunch Bowls
With a tangy honey-ginger vinaigrette, your kiddos will love these cauliflower cashew lunch bowls, but you'll appreciate just how easy they are to make and freeze a week's worth ahead of time.
Cauliflower Rice Burritos
Skip the fast-food burritos and try these cauliflower rice burritos that the whole family will love! They're also perfect for family dinners on weeknights.
Chicken Taco Wraps
Tacos are the perfect lunch, but they're not always the healthiest option. These chicken taco wraps use all of those delicious taco ingredients with some healthy additions like multi-grain wraps and lots of veggies.
DIY Pizza Lunchables
Assembling lunch the way you want is half the fun with DIY pizza Lunchables.
Making pizza at home is so much healthier than delivery, without having to make too many adjustments. This gluten-free pizza crust is great with all of your kids' favorite toppings.
Ham and Mozzarella Sticks
Everyone's favorite cheesy appetizer gets a healthy makeover with these ham and cheese mozzarella sticks. They're baked, so you skip lots of the added calories!
Healthy Mac and Cheese
The ultimate comfort food gets a healthy update with this healthy mac and cheese recipe. It's way better than the boxed stuff, and uses yogurt for extra creaminess.
Hummus Chicken Salad Wraps
Skip the mayo and try hummus for this chicken salad wrap. Once you take it out of the freezer in the morning, send your kiddo off to school knowing that it will be perfectly defrosted but still chilled by the time he or she is ready for lunch.
Low-Carb Chicken Nuggets
Parents and kids alike will go nuts for these delicious low-carb baked chicken nuggets. Pair them with veggie sticks, and you've got an easy lunch your kids will look forward to.
Peanut Butter Fruit Wrap
For a twist on the traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich (which happens to be a freezer-friendly favorite), try out a peanut butter fruit wrap instead.
Pinwheel Sandwiches 5 Ways
Options are seemingly endless with these pinwheel sandwiches five ways.
Slow Cooker Orange Chicken
Kids love the sweet and salty goodness of orange chicken, and you'll feel good about serving up this healthier slow-cooker version. Just serve it with white rice and steamed veggies!
Sun-Dried Tomato Chickpea Burgers
After freezing a batch of these flavorful sun-dried tomato chickpea burgers, add your child's favorite toppings for an easy-yet-healthy school lunch.
Sweet Potato and Almond Butter Apple Sandwiches
These sweet potato and almond butter apple sandwiches are super filling.
Teriyaki Chicken Bowl
Enjoy the convenience of a freezer meal while still giving your little one a healthy option with this Teriyaki chicken bowl.
Speaking of burgers, these turkey burgers are super light and can be served on whole wheat buns. Whether they opt for veggie toppings or not, it makes a healthy lunch.