Lunches for kids on school break

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The kids are home, and they are hungry… all day. Try these recipes for quick easy lunches.

It’s easy to run out of ideas when you’re making breakfast, lunch, and dinner for your school age children when they are on school break. Each of these recipe photos links to meal I make for my kids.  I frequently check the web to freshen things up and these are my top picks.

Pizza Anything










My kids love pizza.  They love pizza so much that they even like pizza lunchables, which are practically inedible. These particular pizza recipes are quick, they are easy, and they are delicious.  My favorite thing about the pizza recipes that I have included here is that the kids can actually help make them.  So if you’re feeling like super mom on any given day, you can pull out the ingredients and have a pizza making party for lunch.  Add you favorite toppings (or fillings, as the case may be), and you have memories to last a life time… or at least take a few pictures with your phone and upload them to Facebook as proof that you adulted.


Anything on a Stick










You can put anything on a stick and, I swear, my kids will act like you have just passed them the fanciest hors d’oeuvres known to man.  My girls will pretend to be princesses and my son will become the knighted guest of honor at a ball hosted by Walt Disney and the creator of Minecraft. I could jam a stick through a cold Oscar Meyer wiener and it would blow their tiny little minds… but instead of cheating them, I make these three foods on sticks and actually give them real meals. Don’t let the cheeseburger kabobs fool you into thinking they are time consuming.  I use premade meatballs from the freezer section.


Anything in a Bento Box



















I have to tell you that I saved the best for last.  These ideas are my favorite. I love them so much because I can prep several days worth at one time and keep them in the refrigerator.  Then when the sirens start to wail “I’m huuuuuuuungry“, I am ready at the drop of a hat.  I just pull out a few of these bad boys and the kids are set to go.  Bento boxes are made to be lunches for school or work and so they are built to travel.  That means that I can throw a few into the family backpack and we can head out for a day of adventure or errands without having to stop for fast food.  Since they can be resealed, the kids don’t have to eat them all in one sitting.  I can use a bento box to satisfy them when they start to whine for their favorite food of all time… snacks.

Of course I am always up for new ideas.  What are some of your go-to meals for school vacations? Let me know in the comments!

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