You’ll find ways to save time and money and eat healthier with these 10 make ahead lunches for adults and kids. Your family deserves to eat well, right?
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I’m not the most creative when it comes to making lunches for the kids (and for me!). But I do get bored making and eating the same old lunches over and over again.
So, I’m always looking for new recipes to add to the digital recipe box in my Plan to Eat app (my favorite meal planning tool!).
Thankfully there are many talented food bloggers that love to share their recipes with all of us. So I don’t always have to come up with new lunch ideas on my own.
10 Make Ahead Lunches For The Whole Family – Adults And Kids
I’ve rounded up 10 of my favorite make ahead lunch recipes to share with you. You’ll find recipes to please even your pickiest eaters in this list. Plus, you’ll find several easy to make and healthy recipes that you can pack for yourself as you start your busy week.
Preparing lunches in advance is the best defense against making poor lunch choices during the week, don’t you agree?
Rather than a 7-layer dip, why not make a 7-layer salad? This super simple 7-Layer Salad Recipe With Mayonnaise can be made ahead and is low-carb and gluten-free. It looks amazing, doesn’t it?
These Crunchy Peanut Butter and Fruit Wraps are an easy and delicious lunch idea that will be loved by kids and grownups alike. You can get as creative as you want with these wraps. Try adding jelly, a banana, or even some honey!
This fun and healthy Chicken Taco Bento Box Lunch is sure to please even the pickiest eaters. Kids will love assembling the taco bites and adults will love that these boxes are easy to prepare. Grown up can make a similar lunch by substituting tortillas for the chips and assembling the taco in advance.
Make traditional ham and cheese lunches fun with these make ahead Ham and Cheese Rolls. Pair these rolls with some fruit and veggies, and you’re good to go.
The Cold Sesame Peanut Noodles look yummy, plus this recipe is gluten-free and vegan-friendly. And did I mention that it’s super easy to make?
This Quinoa Edamame Salad Recipe looks fabulous. Salads are my favorite lunch choice, so I’m always looking for new recipes to try. This recipe can be double batched and served as a side dish at dinner and the remainder as a weekday lunch.
If you’re a sandwich lover, but you’ve run out of ideas on what to put in your children’s (or your own) lunchbox. These Easy Back to School Lunches will give you some easy, healthy, and delicious sandwich lunch ideas. Fill your bento boxes up on Sunday night, and you’re ready to go for the week!
Do you have kids love snack lunches? Then they’ll love this Zucchini Pizza Bites Recipe. Just pair the zucchini bits with some fruit and crackers, and you have a complete and easy school day lunch. These would also be a healthy and delicious choice for busy moms to quickly take with them as they shuttle their kids around town.
Soups are an easy and delicious make ahead lunch. I love this Butternut Squash Recipe for fall lunches. Add some bread for dipping and a side salad to complete the lunch.
Who doesn’t love PB&J? Why not use this Homemade Uncrustable PB&J Recipe to make fun and yummy PB&J sandwiches in batches? You can then freeze them and take them and take them out the night before to add to a lunch box.
With so many ideas and a little planning, your whole family can eat healthy and delicious lunches all week long.
Which one of these lunch options is your favorite? I’d love to hear about it in the comments section below.
With Gratitude and Joy,