By Kristy WoudstraFeb 23, 2016
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
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 GyroPhoto: Maya Visnyei
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 SandwichPhoto: Jodi Pudge
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 TacosPhoto: Rob Caruso
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 saucePhoto: Jodi Pudge
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 SaladPhoto: Maya Visnyei
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 pizzasPhoto: Jodi Pudge
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
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 SaladPhoto: Jodi Pudge
If your kids love pizza pockets, they’ll love eating these yummy handheld calzones for lunch. Get the recipe here: Calzones with Turkey KielbasaPhoto: Rob Caruso
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 QuesadillaPhoto: Rob Caruso
Got a leftover lover? Turn last night’s meatball dinner into a mini meatball sub for lunch. Get the recipe here: Mini meatball subsPhoto: Andrew Grinton
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 margheritaPhoto: Emily Cumming
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 RollsPhoto: Maya Visnyei
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