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Easy Kids Lunch Ideas for Busy Mornings

Easy Kids Lunch Ideas for Busy Mornings

With busy mornings (and picky eaters), it can feel like a chore to pack healthy lunches that your kids will actually eat. But with a few simple tricks, you can pack nourishing and delicious lunches in less time than it takes to brew your morning coffee. Here’s how:

Roll It Up

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Pinwheel sandwiches are way more fun, elevating your lunch game without having to put in much effort. Just a few easy steps:

  1. Roll out the bread with a rolling pin and cut off the crusts,

  2. Spread with your favorite spread (if you choose, add sliced fruit like bananas or strawberries for a pop of color),

  3. Roll and slice.

Some tried and true combos are unsweetened almond butter and bananas or cream cheese and strawberries.


 Once Again Nut Butter    Natural Crunchy Almond Butter    $13.99

Once Again Nut Butter

Natural Crunchy Almond Butter

$13.99

 San Miguel de Brasil  Co-op    Six Organic Bananas    $2.79

San Miguel de Brasil
Co-op

Six Organic Bananas

$2.79

 Alvarado Street Bakery    Organic Sprouted Sonoma Sun Bread    $4.99

Alvarado Street Bakery

Organic Sprouted Sonoma Sun Bread

$4.99


Build-Your-Own

Build-your-own lunch combos are another easy way to pack healthy lunches, quickly. Bonus: kids who like their foods “not touching” will love that everything is packed in its own compartment. Try a lunchables-style setup with cucumber slices or mini crackers with cheese and your favorite deli meat. Build-your-own tacos are another fun riff on this idea. Pack street size corn tortillas with sautéed ground beef and chopped veggies or fresh pico de gallo salsa.


 True Story Foods    Organic Uncured Pepperoni    $5.99

True Story Foods

Organic Uncured Pepperoni

$5.99

 Good Eggs Kitchen    Pico de Gallo Salsa    $4.99

Good Eggs Kitchen

Pico de Gallo Salsa

$4.99


Breakfast for Lunch

Why make two meals when you can make one (and it’s more fun)? Breakfast for lunch is another way to ease lunch packing duty. Try pancake sandwiches: add your favorite spread and sliced fruit to bite-size flapjacks. Slice up gluten-free waffles into “sticks” and pair with a dipping sauce made by combining Greek yogurt with a touch of honey and cinnamon.


 Foodstirs    Organic Pancake Mix    $5.49

Foodstirs

Organic Pancake Mix

$5.49

 Kiss The Flower    Blackberry Honey    $19.99

Kiss The Flower

Blackberry Honey

$19.99


Dip It

If your kid is tired of veggies and hummus, serve up carrot sticks and celery sticks with a protein-packed dip like Greek yogurt disguised as ranch dressing. Simply whisk together whole milk Greek yogurt with a touch of white wine vinegar, powdered onion and garlic, dried dill, and a dash of salt and pepper. Or mix it up with a roasted red pepper feta spread or vegetarian green goddess dip. Easy, and it makes a great snack for you, too.



Put it On-a-Stick

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Another quick and easy way to make sandwiches more fun? Put ‘em on a stick. Cut your sandwich fixings into cubes and add them to wooden skewers (pick ones without sharp ends!). Cubed ham or cubed turkey with cheddar or monterey jack and whole wheat bread is a classic combo. These portable bites also make it easy for kids to eat, especially when they don’t have much time at lunch to linger. Take it up a notch with Tomato Basil Mozzarella Pops.  


 Good Eggs Kitchen    Cubed Ham    $8.99

Good Eggs Kitchen

Cubed Ham

$8.99

 Spring Hill Jersey Cheese    Organic White Cheddar    $6.99

Spring Hill Jersey Cheese

Organic White Cheddar

$6.99

 Bel Fiore    Ciliegine Mozzarella    $4.99

Bel Fiore

Ciliegine Mozzarella

$4.99


Easy Lunch & Snack Ideas

Here’s your roundup of easy lunch & snack ideas. And if you have any advice on how to pack fast and nutritious lunches for your kids please share it with us on Instagram and tag your pics with @goodeggs #kidslunchideas. We’d love to see what you’re packing up!

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