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.

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Apricot Ham and Cheese Sandwich
Whitney Bond

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.

02
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Bento Box
Wicked Spatula

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Bento Box

Your kid will love this buffalo chicken meatballs bento box.

03
California Hot Dog
Joy of Kosher

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.

04
Cauliflower Cashew Lunch Bowls
Sweet Peas and Saffron

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.

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Cauliflower Rice Burritos
Delightful Mom Food

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.

06
Chicken Taco Wraps
Spiced

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.

07
DIY Pizza Lunchables
Damn Delicious

DIY Pizza Lunchables

Assembling lunch the way you want is half the fun with DIY pizza Lunchables.

08
Gluten-Free Pizza
Delightful Mom Food

Gluten-Free Pizza

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.

09
Ham and Mozzarella Sticks
The Cookie Rookie

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!

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Healthy Mac and Cheese
Delightful Mom Food

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.

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Hummus Chicken Salad Wraps
A Zesty Bite

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.

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Low-Carb Chicken Nuggets
Food Faith Fitness

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.

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Peanut Butter Fruit Wrap
Cooking Classy

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.

15
Slow Cooker Orange Chicken
Dinne at the Zoo

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!

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Sun-Dried Tomato Chickpea Burgers
Minimalist Baker

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.

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Sweet Potato and Almond Butter Apple Sandwiches
Joy of Kosher

Sweet Potato and Almond Butter Apple Sandwiches

18
Teriyaki Chicken Bowl
Culinary Hill

Teriyaki Chicken Bowl

Enjoy the convenience of a freezer meal while still giving your little one a healthy option with this Teriyaki chicken bowl.

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Turkey Burgers
Delightful Mom Food

Turkey Burgers

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.