Ultimate Kid Friendly Lunch Recipes List

Ultimate Kid Friendly Lunch Recipes List


Tricia's Whole30 JourneyLunch is a hard time for parents.

Whether your kids are in school or at home, you want to provide them with something quick, healthy, and sustaining. Oh and it has to be something they actually eat! In the early days of the blog, our founder Tricia shared some of the recipes and ideas that worked for her when she had two littles at home. We have combined her ideas with our newer recipes and resources to give you an ultimate kid friendly lunch recipes list.

Tricia’s Family Favorites

Tip from Tricia: Breakfast recipes pull double and triple duty as lunches or even snacks!

Tricia’s Side Dish Ideas

  • Sliced avocado
  • Broccoli (favorite!)
  • Lima beans (favorite!)
  • Corn
  • Mixed vegetables
  • California blend vegetables
  • Carrots
  • Peas
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Blueberries
  • Grapes
  • Bananas
  • Cheez-Its
  • Veggie chips/fries
  • Applesauce
  • Sliced apples
  • Oranges

Tricia’s Sample Menu

  • Monday – Meatballs (I’m having guests, so the adults will eat meatball sandwiches), french fries, grapes
  • Tuesday – Fish sticks, California mix vegetables, apple slices
  • Wednesday – Peanut butter and jelly, applesauce, mixed vegetables
  • Thursday – Individual Mac and Cheese, green beans, oranges
  • Friday – Chicken fingers, broccoli, canned peaches

More Kid Friendly Resources

It is a huge help to take a peek into someone else’s kitchen, but here are some more ideas and resources from which to pull. See what works for you!

Make a Menu and Meal Plan With These Recipes!

With membership, you have access to all our recipes (including these!) and ALL our menus! You can customize one of our already curated menus, or create your own from scratch using our blank menu, My Freezer Meal Plan!

You’re not locked into any one plan or menu type. You can save 5 customized menus at a time, and there is no limit to how many you can customize in a month.


More Back-to-School resources:

 25 Lunch Box Freezer Recipes 31 Back to School Freezer Meals

How to Pack School Lunches with Freezer Meals    Pack Allergy Friendly School Lunches

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