Waffle Owl Character Lunch by Vivienne (@bentovivlove)
Make an adorable owl out of waffles with this cute character lunch recipe. Make waffles with boxed mix and a mini waffle iron or use Eggos for an easy shortcut!
DIY Nachos by Pamela (@lunchformytribe)
This simple hack for build-your-own nachos makes an easy and tasty lunch. Use jarred cheese sauce and sliced pepperoni for convenience when you only have a few minutes to pack lunch in the morning!
Easy Bagel Sandwich by Joy (@lunchesandlittles)
This easy bagel sandwich makes the best lunch! Use a homemade everything bagel (or your favorite store-bought kind), fresh lettuce, turkey, and tomatoes. It’s super quick to throw together in the morning before sending your kids off to school.
Roast Beef Roll-Ups
Use deli meat and cheese for this easy, low-effort lunchbox! These roast beef roll-ups are the best lunch served with a side of chicken noodle soup and salad. Recipe below makes three roll-ups (as pictured in the lunchbox).
Ropa Vieja by Jenny (@lunchboxmafia)
Ropa Vieja is a Latin slow cooked beef with tomato sauce and sofrito base. (Sofrito: aromatic veggies and herbs that are sautéed as the start of many Latin/Caribbean dishes like beans and stews.) “Ropa Vieja” properly translates to “old clothes” because this dish was created using leftovers. Just like the iconic Cuban sandwich, it’s a classic!
Easy Pasta with Meat Sauce
This easy pasta with meat sauce recipe uses store-bought jarred pasta sauce and ground beef for a simple and quick lunch! Brown the ground beef and simmer with tomato sauce while the pasta cooks to make this meal in about 20 minutes.
Green Peas Pulao by Sneha (@lunchwithriaan)
Green Peas Pulao, also known as matar pulao, is a classic Indian rice dish made with basmati rice, whole spices, herbs and of course green peas as they are the star of this dish. ‘Matar’ is the Hindi word for ‘green peas’ and pulao is a word for pilaf. So this is more commonly known as matar pulao. This easy one pot dish is super simple to make and just takes 30 minutes.
Mac n Cheese by Sara (@happylunchables)
Mac and cheese is always a big hit in our household, especially THIS Mac and cheese! My husband and kids eat it up every time, and it’s even better as leftovers. But the real winner for any parent, is that it is easy and quick! Once you try this recipe, you won’t be tempted to go for the boxed Mac and cheese sitting in your cupboard anymore!