Recipe Round-Up: 10 Recipes for Kid Approved Lunch Mains That You’ll Love Too
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Recipe Round-Up: 10 Recipes for Kid Approved Lunch Mains That You’ll Love Too

Pumpkin Turkey Chili by Liv Light

It’s time for your little ones to head back to school, and you need healthy, fast, and delicious lunch ideas to fill their bellies. Forget the old PB&J and try one of these nutrient dense recipes.

Whether you’re eating at home or packing the kids’ lunches for school, here are our top 10 kid-approved approved lunch ideas that are sure to please even the pickiest palettes.

  1. Sweet Potato Mac n Cheese from Detoxinista

Sweet Potato Mac n Cheese from Detoxinista

Sweet Potato Mac n Cheese from Detoxinista

A healthy spin on an old favourite, this recipe is easy for weeknights when you’re short on time and craving something warm and comforting. The best part? It’s made with ingredients you likely have on hand and ready in only 20 minutes.

  1. Buffalo Chickpea Salad Sandwich by Health Nut Nutrition

Buffalo Chickpea Salad Sandwich by Health Nut Nutrition

Buffalo Chickpea Salad Sandwich by Health Nut Nutrition

When it comes to litterless lunch staples, this is sure to be a new favourite. This buffalo chickpea salad sandwich is packed with fiber, plant-based protein, and is a fun twist on the traditional recipe. It’s satisfying and flavourful, and they won’t even notice it’s not made with meat!

  1. Pumpkin Turkey Chili by Liv Light

Pumpkin Turkey Chili by Liv Light

Pumpkin Turkey Chili by Liv Light

This cozy bowl of chili is secretly super healthy with ground turkey, vegetables, and pumpkin purée, which give it tons of healthy protein and fiber. The thick texture and addicting flavor is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters!

  1. One Pan Baked Chicken Fajitas from I Hart Nutrition

One Pan Baked Chicken Fajitas from I Hart Nutrition

One Pan Baked Chicken Fajitas from I Hart Nutrition

This baked fajita recipe is the perfect meal to whip up when you’re on a time crunch but still want a nutrient dense dish that’s bursting with flavour. All you need is one pan, your favourite mix of vegetables, and protein of choice. No mess, major flavour, and definitely kid-approved.

  1. Baked Falafels with Tahini Sauce from Joyous Health

Baked Falafels with Tahini Sauce from Joyous Health

Baked Falafels with Tahini Sauce from Joyous Health

These protein-packed vegetarian patties make for the perfect lunch or dinner option for the whole family. Pair them with a simple tahini sauce, put them in a wrap, pile on the veggies and dig in. These will be loved by all!

  1. End of the Week Frittata from Nutrition Stripped

End of the Week Frittata from Nutrition Stripped

End of the Week Frittata from Nutrition Stripped

When your fridge is filled with a random sampling of leftovers and vegetables that need to be used, this is the recipe you need. It’s ready for the oven in less than 10 minutes and is one of the most forgiving recipes out there. Another added bonus—it makes for a delicious lunch the next day.

  1. Layered Taco Bake from Simple Bites

Layered Taco Bake from Simple Bites

Layered Taco Bake from Simple Bites

Looking to sneak in more veggies into their diet? Top this layered taco bake with veggies—and if you think the veggies will be a problem, save some of their favorites for the top and sneak the forbidden ones into the bake itself. This is sure to be devoured by the whole family!

  1. Broccoli Cauliflower Waffled Fritters by Sweet Potato Chronicles

Broccoli Cauliflower Waffled Fritters by Sweet Potato Chronicles

Broccoli Cauliflower Waffled Fritters by Sweet Potato Chronicles

Don’t be fooled by these crispy and cheesy waffles, which are actually fritters made with broccoli and cauliflower. You can practically hear the crisp of these lovelies and they make for a perfect school lunch that you can feel good about.

  1. Mini Pesto Spinach Frittata from Lou Living

Mini Pesto Spinach Frittata from Lou Living

Mini Pesto Spinach Frittata from Lou Living

These mini pesto potato spinach frittatas are the perfect portable and kid-friendly lunch. Packed with protein from the eggs and fiber from spinach and potatoes, these are a simple recipe to toss together that everyone will love.

  1. Mexican Quinoa Wraps from Contentedness Cooking

Mexican Quinoa Wraps from Contentedness Cooking

Mexican Quinoa Wraps from Contentedness Cooking

These delicious Mexican quinoa wraps are a lovely fresh take on a classic comfort food. They’re healthy, easy, filling, delicious, and just so much fun! All you need is some tortilla wraps, then add your favorite veggies, some beans, and cooked quinoa for a healthy dose of protein.

Danica is a holistic nutritionist, wellness expert and health coach on a mission to help women around the world find their optimal well-being. She is the founder of Nakd Health, where she coaches clients to prioritize wellness in their busy lives with delicious recipes, nutrition advice, fitness and lifestyle changes.

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