Lunch Ideas

Stars & Hearts Pizzadillas

Stars & Hearts Pizzadillas by Shaquanda (@trophymom._)

Use star and heart shaped cookie cutters to make these adorable pizzadillas! Customize this recipe with your favorite kind of wraps, optional fillings like pepperoni or veggies, and store-bought or homemade pizza sauce.

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Waffle Owl Character Lunch

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!

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DIY Nachos

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!

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Easy Bagel Sandwich

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.

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Vegetarian Spaghetti with Plant-Based Meat Sauce

Vegetarian Spaghetti with Plant-Based Meat Sauce by Joy (

Hi all! I'm Joy from Live, Create, Decorate! Today I'm going to share my recipe for vegetarian spaghetti with plant-based meat sauce! The ingredients are listed below, and I hope you'll try it out!

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Roast Beef Roll-Ups

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).

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Easy Alphagetti Lunchbox

Easy Alphagetti Lunchbox by Sara (@happylunchables)

Customize lunch with your child's name or a fun message, cut out of cheese!

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Ropa Vieja

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!

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Easy Pasta with Meat Sauce

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.

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Green Peas Pulao

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.

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Char Kway Teow

Char Kway Teow by Vivienne (@bentovivlove)

Char kway teow is a stir fried Chinese-inspired rice noodle dish from Maritime Southeast Asia. In Hokkien and Teochew, Char means “stir-fried” and kway teow refers to flat rice noodles. 

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Mac n Cheese

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! 

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Buffalo Chicken Roll-Ups

Buffalo Chicken Roll-Ups by Amanda (

These wraps are so yummy for snacks, kid's lunch boxes, and also for mom and dad's lunch boxes! Would also be great on a tray at a party!

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