Simple Lunch Recipes for Kids to Enjoy

A kid’s palate and taste preferences can be quite hard to predict but here are 15 delicious simple lunch recipes that your kids will surely enjoy! See also Summer Lunch Ideas.

15. Cheesy Broccoli-Quinoa Bites

By popular demand, cheesy broccoli quinoa bites are finally here! They’re fast, flavorful, and great for both adults and kiddos. I’d definitely recommend them for an at-home cooking project if you get sick of baking sweet treats.

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14. Caprese Waffle Iron Panini

This Caprese waffle iron panini is the perfect lunch to enjoy all summer while fresh tomatoes are at their peak! 

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13. Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas 

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas are a great snack for the whole family and can be made sweet or spicy or even plain with a drizzle of olive oil. They are vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and offer you fiber and protein.

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12. Mini Chicago Deep Dish Pizzas

You don’t have to be in Chicago to get a piece of pizza pie. Mini Chicago Deep Dish Pizzas can be made in the comfort of your own kitchen and I can’t wait for you to try these little cuties for yourself.

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11. Cucumber Hummus Bites

Cucumber Hummus Bites make the perfect finger food and appetizer for your next party or get together. Crisp cucumbers slices are topped with roasted red pepper hummus, tomatoes, feta cheese and fresh parsley.

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10. Plant-Based “Chicken” Nuggets

If you’re looking for kid-friendly recipes, these plant-based “chicken” nuggets are sure to hit the spot. Frankly, adults also love them. They’re fun finger-food and these nuggets are perfect for lunch, snack time, or even dinner.

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9. Easy Tuna Nuggets for Toddlers

Need high protein toddler meal ideas? Make these easy Tuna Nuggets! They are perfect for toddlers and kids, and super easy to make with kids!

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8. Gluten-Free Zucchini Muffins

You will love these Gluten-Free Zucchini Muffins. They are so quickly and easily prepared. Perfect for brunch, a great addition to a lunch box or serve on the side of a warm bowl of soup.

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7. Herbed Egg Salad Avocado Toast

Basic avocado toast gets an upgrade with this recipe for herbed egg salad avocado toast! Add a scoop of creamy, herb-flecked egg salad for a boost of protein. You’ll love this egg salad avocado toast paired with a crunchy side salad from brunch or an easy lunch!

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6. Easy Tomato Soup Recipe

This delicious easy tomato soup recipe only takes 20 minutes to make and 6 simple ingredients. It’s full of flavor, creamy and is vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free. Use fresh or canned tomatoes. 

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5. Hawaiian Chicken Salad with Pineapple – Healthy Snack Idea!

This Hawaiian Chicken Salad with Pineapple makes a great healthy snack for toddlers and kids, and is a perfect after school snack!

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4. Onigiri (Rice Ball) Emojis for School Lunches

Are you ready for back to school lunch ideas yet? Well, I hope so, because my girls start the new school year today. Yes, TODAY. (I know, right?) So for the girls’ lunches tomorrow, I made one of their very favorite things, onigiri (rice balls, essentially). See also Hot Food School Lunch Ideas.

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3. Easy English Muffin Pizzas

These English Muffin Pizzas are a lunchtime favorite! They take 20 minutes to make, serve 6, and cost $4.33 to make. That’s just 72¢ per serving.

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2. Gluten-Free Pizza Quesadilla Recipe

A gluten-free pizza quesadilla, or as my kids say: “pizza dippers” can be thrown together quick and is sure to be a lunch (or appetizer, or even dinner!) that everyone can enjoy!

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1. Air Fryer Hot Dogs

When you need a fast and easy fix for a hot dog craving, Air Fryer Hot Dogs are the answer. This recipe gives you grill-quality hot dogs in minutes.

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Best Lunches for Kids

Best Lunches for Kids

A kid's palate and taste preferences can be quite hard to predict but here are 15 delicious simple lunch recipes that your kids will surely enjoy!


  • Cheesy Broccoli-Quinoa Bites
  • Caprese Waffle Iron Panini
  • Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas
  • Mini Chicago Deep Dish Pizzas
  • Cucumber Hummus Bites


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