Lunch time can be a nice break from our busy homeschool days, but cooking lunch can be time consuming. Then there are the dishes to clean up. Consider having your kids help you with the cooking. Check out these fun and easy lunch recipes for cooking with kids.
When you are at home with your kids there is a lot of food that gets eaten! If you have a big breakfast you might not need to have a heavy lunch so I do like meals that are lighter, especially during the hot months.
Lunch time can be a special time during a busy homeschool day, or it can be just one more thing that needs to get done. It can be a blessing if you plan ahead and involve your children in helping you cook or make lunch.
When mine were younger it was always a rush to finish school, and make lunch in time for the little ones to go down for a nap. Now that they are older I don’t feel as rushed. We enjoy the break from school and enjoy the time together in the kitchen.
Lunch time is a great way to spend time with your kids away from school work, and teach them how to cook. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, I prefer easy. Yet there is so much that can be learned even while making lunch meat roll ups, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and chopping veggie sticks!
Fun and Easy Lunch Recipes for Cooking With Kids:
Easy Cold Lunch Recipes:
These easy cold lunch recipes are great for a hot day or when you are out and about and don’t have access to a microwave or oven.
We love wraps for lunches because they are quick and portable. They work well with leftover salads and meat too!
Check out these 50 Easy and Delicious Wrap Recipes.
Easy Hot Lunch Recipes:
We love these easy hot lunch recipes on days that we are at home and want something that is warm and comforting.
Make Ahead Freezer Lunch Recipes:
These are great for busy families. You can prep these on the weekend and pull them out when you have a busy day of homeschool classes and extra curricular activities. You only need a microwave or toaster oven or air fryer to reheat many of these.
Since we like to make everything a learning experience you may want to use these printables and posts. They are great to get some ideas on more cooking unit study lessons for your kids:
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!