Easy Kids Lunch Ideas l Ep#157

Feb 13, 2023 | 0 comments

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Prep Dish founder Allison Schaaf shares her go-to healthy, easy kids lunch ideas. These work well for adult lunches too!

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Today’s episode is all about a much requested topic – easy kids lunch ideas. Prep Dish founder and mom of 2, Allison Schaaf, shares her go-to kids’ lunches. No kids? No problem, these work great for adults too!

If you’re looking for easy, healthy kids lunch ideas, leftovers are one of the very best options! Double or even triple a dinner recipe to have on-hand for lunches. That said, you likely won’t always have leftovers on hand. These are some great choices when you need to cook up something quick.

Easy Kids Lunch Ideas


  • Frozen Salmon (or any fish!) – Once it’s defrosted, it cooks so quickly.
  • Frozen Ground Meat – Use for tacos, burgers, meatballs, etc.
  • Frozen Chicken Wings – I get these from Imperfect Foods. Wings cook so quickly and my kids love them!


  • Salad
  • Green Beans
  • Cucumbers
  • Zucchini
  • Frozen Broccoli


  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Rice
  • Quinoa

Specific Meals:

  • Salmon w/ Dill Mayo w/ Frozen Broccoli & Rice
  • Burgers w/ Potato Wedges & Cucumbers
  • Chicken Wings w/ Baked Sweet Potatoes & Green Beans

Mix & Match:

  • Tacos – This is such a versatile option. Use what you have on hand! Different veggies like peppers & onions, any ground meat or leftover roast, salsa, avocado, etc.
  • Bowls – This is a great way to use up leftovers! Use rice or quinoa as a base, some meat, beans, veggies and a sauce. Tzatziki or salsa work! Homemade ranch is also a delicious choice. With the kids, I keep the items separate.
  • Stir Fry – Shrimp or other protein, any veggies and rice, quinoa or rice noodles. We have a simple stir fry sauce linked below!

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Stir Fry Sauce Recipe

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