Lunch Prep Ideas for Kids
Schoooool’s out for summer…I hope you are picturing me singing this at the top of my lungs! As a teacher this means I am officially on summer break. As a mom it means I’m about to be making all the meals and going through groceries every few days unless I use these Lunch Prep Ideas for Kids.
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Portioning out some easy lunches one time at the beginning of the week sounds way easier than making lunches each day. These are also great for when you’re on the go.
Just grab a few containers and head to the park or pool.
These are very versatile for you to personalize according to your kid’s likes and dislikes. They don’t like carrot? Swap out celery or grapes if they like those.
I do recommend wrapping chips, crackers, pretzels in baggies or plastic wrap because if you pack it with something that has moisture, they will get soggy.
And since they key here is convenience, only prep one or two of these ideas at a time. No need to make all of these each week.
Some of these need to be heated. My son is old enough to use the microwave on his own, but little ones may need some help with that part.
These are the containers I use, click below to get them from Amazon
Here are my Lunch Prep Ideas for Kids
Slider Sandwiches, Pickles, and Pretzels
King’s Hawaiian Rolls just make lunch sandwiches more fun. Any lunchmeat and cheese, a side of pickles, and pretzels in a bag.
Taking just a few minutes of prep time will save TONS of time getting everything out each day to make them multiple times.
Pepperoni Pizza Quesadillas
This is one that will need to be heated. Click the link above or picture below to get the full recipe for the quesadillas.
Portion out some pizza sauce and a few pieces of quesadilla is the perfect kid friendly lunch.
Taco Dip with Chips
I layered sour cream, taco meat, lettuce, and cheese to make a simple taco dip. Then put some chips in a baggie on the side.
Air Fryer Everything Bagel Dogs is one of my favorite lunch prep meal ideas for kids
Make a big batch of these pigs in a blanket, made extra special with everything bagel seasoning. Pack them up with chips and fruit and I’d say that’s a pretty great lunch!
Ham and Cheese Roll Up, Granola Bar, and Carrots
Ham and cheese rolled in a flour tortilla along with a granola bar and carrots.
Smoked Turkey Sausage Corn Dog Muffins
These are super easy to make using cornbread mix and smoked sausage. A fun play on corn dogs.
Pack with fruit or veggie of choice and maybe even a string cheese or fruit snacks.
Turkey, String Cheese, Yogurt, and Pretzels
My kids love turkey by itself so I put a few pieces of turkey, a string cheese, a yogurt and pretzels.
And the last of the lunch prep ideas for kids is Salami Roll Ups, Orange, Crackers, and Fruit Snacks
This one I took a little help from the store and bought fruit snacks and fish crackers.
Add an orange and you have a perfectly packed lunch that is ready to go.
Try these Snack Prep Meal Ideas for Kids too!
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