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14 easy and delicious lunch recipes

Your kids will love opening up their lunch boxes to find these easy and delicious meals.

By Kristy Woudstra
14 easy and delicious lunch recipes

14 delicious school lunches

BLT Waffle-Wich

Got leftover waffles from your weekend brunch? Turn them into a BLT waffle-wich. This lunch combines two of kids’ great loves—waffles and bacon—for one surprising BLT sandwich. Get the recipe here: BLT Waffle-Wich 

14 easy and delicious lunch recipes

Rotisserie Chicken Gyro

In this easy and kid-friendly chicken gyro recipe, storebought rotisserie chicken is transformed by sautéeing it quickly with garlic and herbs. It takes less than 20 minutes to prepare—winning!                                                

Get the recipe here: Rotisserie Chicken Gyro

14 easy and delicious lunch recipesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

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Crispy Fried Fish Sandwich

These crispy sandwiches are easy to make and super tasty. Just use last night’s Fish and Chips to make this sandwich.                                          

Get the recipe here: Crispy Fried Fish Sandwich

14 easy and delicious lunch recipesPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Mini Grilled Fish Tacos

Now any day can be Taco Tuesday thanks to these fish-filled delights. Use cookie cutters to trim large tortillas down to size to make theses fish tacos easier for small hands (and mouths).                                                                                              

Get the recipe here: Mini Grilled Fish Tacos

14 easy and delicious lunch recipesPhoto: Rob Caruso

Coconut-Crusted Chicken Fingers with Lime Sour Cream Dipping Sauce

Kids will love these delicious coconut-crusted chicken fingers. Skip the ketchup and let them get their dip on with homemade lime sour cream dipping sauce. Get the recipe here: Coconut-crusted chicken fingers with lime sour cream dipping sauce

14 easy and delicious lunch recipesPhoto: Jodi Pudge

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Tortellini Pasta Salad

Make lunch a little more colouful and healthy with this salad. It takes five minutes to make and then just pop it in a thermos.                                                                 

 Get the recipe here: Tortellini Pasta Salad 

14 easy and delicious lunch recipesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Tuna Melt Pita Pizzas

A tuna melt is yummy. Pizza is yummy. Combine them both and you get an extra-yummy lunch kids will love.                                                                                           

Get the recipe here: Tuna melt pita pizzas

14 easy and delicious lunch recipesPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Ham-and-Cheese Pinwheels

Kids will love this new spin on ham and cheese. These yummy pinwheels have lunch all rolled up.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Get the recipe here: Ham-and-Cheese Pinwheels

14 easy and delicious lunch recipes

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Kale, Carrot and Feta Salad

This kale, carrot and feta salad is a superfood dish your kids will want to eat. Tasty and healthy, this salad will build up their immune system and give them tons of energy on the playground. 

 Get the recipe here: Kale, Carrot and Feta Salad

14 easy and delicious lunch recipesPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Calzones with Turkey Kielbasa

If your kids love pizza pockets, they’ll love eating these yummy handheld calzones for lunch.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Get the recipe here: Calzones with Turkey Kielbasa

14 easy and delicious lunch recipesPhoto: Rob Caruso

Mushroom Quesadilla

Turn last night’s quesadilla dinner into a quick leftover lunch. Kids will love the melty cheese and perfectly sauteed mushrooms squished between a soft flour tortilla. Just wrap it in foil to keep so it’s still warm and comforting come lunch time.  

Get the recipe here: Mushroom Quesadilla 

14 easy and delicious lunch recipesPhoto: Rob Caruso

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Mini meatball subs

Got a leftover lover? Turn last night’s meatball dinner into a mini meatball sub for lunch. Get the recipe here: Mini meatball subs

14 easy and delicious lunch recipesPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Quick Grilled Pizza Margherita

When it comes to awesome lunches, pizza is definitely a winner! This pizza recipe is so quick and easy that you’ll want to make it as often as your kids wants to eat it! Try baking it in the oven or grilled on the barbecue. Get the recipe here: Quick grilled pizza margherita 

14 easy and delicious lunch recipesPhoto: Emily Cumming

Vietnamese Roast Chicken & Salad Rolls

This easy meal is fun to make. Teach the kids how to roll their own and sit back and watch them prepare their lunches while you relax. All you have to do is lay out the ingredients.      Get the recipe here: Vietnamese Roast Chicken & Salad Rolls

14 easy and delicious lunch recipesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

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