Lunch Ideas

Sweet Potato Waffles
Sweet Potato Waffles by Jesslyn (@crafty_mama_house). This unique take on waffles made with sweet potato puree is a delicious and nutritious breakfast for lunch!
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Refreshing Summer Pasta Salad
Refreshing Summer Pasta Salad by Daisy (@lunchwithmine). 
This refreshing summer pasta salad makes the best cold lunch! It's so quick and easy, and makes a big batch for meals throughout the week.
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Air Fryer PB&J Sandwich
Air Fryer PB&J Sandwich by Saranya (@mommy_food_lifestyle). Crispy sweet and salty sandwiches that will melt in your mouth. New favorite snack to make in the air fryer!
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Pastelitos Recipe

Pastelitos Recipe by Simone (@quickielunchmom)

These portable meat turnovers are the best for on-the-go eating, dinner paired with a side of rice and beans, or lunch boxes. Read to end to find another way to use any leftover meat filling also known as picadillo.

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DIY Pizza

DIY Pizza by Pamela (@lunchformytribe)

Pack a build-your-own pizza lunch with OmieDip containers. This lunch is perfect for busy mornings when you need to quickly throw something together!

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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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