Let’s be honest, meal planning and preparation can be exhausting. When you don’t have a lot of time or energy, you need meal ideas that are quick, easy, nutritious, and delicious! These are some of our favorite, fast lunch ideas that can easily be modified to suit any child’s taste buds. And the best part? Every recipe comes with a printable card so that your kids can help with the prep and learn some easy cooking skills! Check out the card below for an example.

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Banana Berry Yogurt Parfait: Yogurt parfaits are great for a nutritious breakfast to fuel your child’s body and brain or whenever they are craving something sweet. Let your child choose their favorite fruits and add-ins such as granola, cocoa, honey, etc. Then, just mix the ingredients with Greek yogurt! 

Black Bean and Cheese Quesadilla: Quesadillas are a simple and tasty way to add nutritious ingredients to a classic and quick meal! Making quesadillas is also a great way to introduce your child to cooking because they’re so easy to make and perfect for packing in a lunch. Let your child choose their favorite ingredients to include, like different meats or peppers, and watch their excitement about cooking grow! 

Cinnamon French Toast Sticks: French Toast doesn’t have to just be for breakfast! Use this recipe as a snack or dessert option for your kiddos. Just grab some bread, eggs, and Greek yogurt to get started!

Fall Season 4 Ingredient Pancakes: Change up another breakfast classic with just a few ingredients! Grab some pumpkin and cinnamon to add a twist to your family’s pancakes.

Ham and Corn Salad with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing: This meal idea combines a variety of foods into one dish! Learn how you can take meat, vegetables, and seasonings to make one delicious main dish!

Rainbow Fruit Pizza: Try making a homemade pizza as colorful as possible! See how many colors your family can include with this fruit pizza which is sure to keep your bodies and brains fueled.

Rainbow Veggie Roll Up: Sick of sandwiches? Have you ever tried a roll up? It’s like a sandwich but uses a tortilla instead of bread. This recipe can be a fun and different way to eat more veggies and is completely customizable for your kiddo. Use whole wheat tortillas and add in your favorite proteins for even more nutrition.

Three Ingredient Pancakes: Is your family in need of a super quick and nutritious breakfast? Check out these pancakes that just use banana, eggs, and oatmeal! 

Tuna Stir Fry: Stir fry is a nutritious and quick recipe, taking less than 20 minutes depending on your preferred protein and toppings. Combining food groups, like in this stir fry, is a great way to get enough of each food group and increase the taste and flavor combo for your next mealtime! Don’t like tuna? Try chicken or even tofu!

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