Do your kids act as helpless in the kitchen as mine do sometimes? Oh they know how to cook most of the food they like, they just seem to think we have a short-order cook on staff ready to serve them. And while having a meal plan helps alleviate some of those issues, it doesn’t solve everything.
That’s why I like having some easy lunches the kids can make themselves. This can be anything from sandwiches to nuggets or premade pizzas. But as they get older, we have been working more on their skills in the kitchen. It’s time they start learning to cook food rather than just heat it up.
Some of my children are more willing to learn than others, but it is important that they know how to cook on their own. You wouldn’t believe the number of kids I encountered at college who couldn’t even figure out how to boil water for Ramen Noodles.
But once your kids master some of these easy-to-make lunches, they can move on to more challenging recipes. And that’s when the real fun starts; experimenting, adding their own ingredients, cooking by taste and not measurements.
If your kids are getting started in the kitchen, these Easy Lunches Kids Can Make are the perfect starting point!
French Toast Nuggets | Happy Hooligans
Pizza Muffins | Space Ships and Laser Beams
French Bread Pizza (3 Ways) | Glue Sticks Blog
Stuffed Taco Crescent Rolls | Dancing Through the Rain
Easy 4 Ingredient Chili | Really, Are You Serious?
Sloppy Joe Mini Pies | Lindsey Blogs
Instant Pot Meatball Pasta Dinner | Simply Happy Foodie
Cheese and Meat Kabobs | Delightful E Made
One Pan Honey Garlic Chicken and Vegetables | Super Healthy Kids
Sesame Noodles | Gimme Some Oven
Fruity Peanut Butter Pitas | Taste of Home
Chicken Bacon Rollups | Taste of Home
BLT Wrap Sandwich | The Spruce Eats
5 Minute Homemade Mac & Cheese | Picky Palate
Hot Dog Nuggets | Lil’ Luna
Grilled Ham, Cheese, Pickle, and Potato Chip Sandwich | Joy the Baker
Zucchini Boats | Lil’ Luna
Taco Pizza | Life in the Lofthouse
Chicken in a Biscuit | Glitter and Graze
Easy Homemade Hot Pockets | Faith & Food for Busy Moms
Mini Pizza Bagels | Kroger.com
Quick Turkey Springtime Pasta | Butterball
Baked Corn Tortillas Cheese Dogs | Simply Gloria
Crunchy Crescent Nacho Dogs | Pillsbury
Turkey and Hummus Pinwheels | The Shirley Journey
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Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES and FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, homemaking and marriage while trying to maintain her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers where she shares her tips on homeschooling without breaking the bank.