Let’s be honest, meal planning and preparation can be exhausting. When you don’t have a lot of time or energy, you need meal ideas that are quick, easy, nutritious, and delicious! These are some of our favorite, fast lunch ideas that can easily be modified to suit any child’s taste buds. And the best part? Your kids can help with the prep, and learn some easy cooking skills!
Tuna Stir Fry: Stir fry is a nutritious and quick recipe, taking less than 20 minutes depending on your preferred protein and toppings. Combining food groups together, like in this stir fry, is a great way to get enough of each food group and increase the taste and flavor combo for your next mealtime! Don’t like tuna? Try chicken or even tofu!
Black Bean and Cheese Quesadilla: Quesadillas are a simple and tasty way to add nutritious ingredients to a classic and quick meal! Making quesadillas is also a great way to introduce your child to cooking because they’re so easy to make and perfect for packing in a lunch. Let your child choose their favorite ingredients to include, like different meats or peppers, and watch their excitement about cooking grow!
Rainbow Veggie Roll Up: Sick of sandwiches? Have you ever tried a roll up? It’s like a sandwich but uses a tortilla instead of bread. Create a spiral “sandwich” with these Rainbow Veggie Roll-ups. This recipe can be a fun and different way to eat more veggies and is totally customizable to your kiddo. Use whole wheat tortillas and add in your favorite proteins for even more nutrition.
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