Summer’s not over yet and we have plenty of hungry mouths to feed. I’m always looking for new kid friendly family meals and snack ideas to add to my cooking schedule.
This list gives you everything you will need from protein bars and bites to cookies to sandwiches and pizzas. Don’t forget to check out the healthy desserts too like fruit popsicles and chocolate covered dates.
Tasty Snack Recipes for Kids
Healthy Carrot Cake Protein Bars Recipe
Easy to make raw vegan carrot cake protein bars will provide tasty energy for kiddos on a hot day. They’re great summer snacks too.
How to Make Homemade Uncrustables; Easiest School Lunch Ever
Save yourself a ton of time and money with these easy make-ahead, freezer friendly uncrustables. Completely customizable to create a much healthier option compared to the store-bought version.
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
These banana chocolate muffins are easy to make and delicious snacks to pack in a lunch box.
How to Make a Spinach Pizzadilla: A Lunch Box Favorite
This spinach pizzadilla is a fun play on a traditional quesadilla served with pizza sauce for dipping! It's the perfect lunch box addition.
Lunch Box Mini Pizzas Made with Biscuits
These lunch box mini pizzas only require five ingredients and are a perfect addition to any school (or work) lunch box!
Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Simple vegan oatmeal raisin cookies that come together quickly. They're soft, chewy, and ready to serve in under 30-minutes. When you’re looking for easy family meals try these cookies.
Baked Parsnip Chips
Baked to the perfect crisp, these Parsnip Chips are a great way to enjoy chips with a fun twist! They are paleo, plant-forward and so delicious.
How To Make Guacamole Dip
If you’re looking for something healthy and delicious try making guacamole dip. It’s great for chips, toast, tacos, and so much more.
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe
Having some chocolate chip banana bread around the house makes for easy snacking on a hot summer day. It’s super tasty with melted butter or jam.
Cucumber and Cream Cheese Sandwich Rolls (with Lavash Bread)
Kids and adults just flip for these cucumber and cream cheese roll ups! Perfect for any lunch box!
Homemade Gluten-Free + Vegan Goldfish (Allergy-Free, Grain-Free)
Nothing says childhood more than Goldfish crackers! Now you can make your own Homemade Gluten-Free & Vegan Goldfish that are top 8 allergy-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and secretly protein-packed! A healthy snack recipe mom's and kids will love!
Easy Vegan Blueberry Muffins Recipe
Mini muffins with blueberries are the perfect easy family meal idea. Eat them as a snack or for breakfast. Perfect on the go recipe too.
Kodiak Cakes Muffins (Blueberry Protein Muffins)
Kodiak cakes muffins are a sweet lunch box treat! Kids love that they are packed with juicy blueberries! It’s an easy family meal idea or summer snack.
Vegan Funfetti Protein Bites
These vegan funfetti protein bites are full of plant-based protein and only 8 ingredients. They are a yummy no-bake snack that basically tastes like you’re eating cake batter right out of the bowl!
Kids Charcuterie Board
This easy kids charcuterie board is the ultimate snack hack. Fill it with healthy finger foods for snacks on the go to feed your hungry tribe.
These pear muffins are light, moist and delicious. With wholemeal flour and not too much sugar they are a healthyish treat the whole family will love.
Air Fryer Carrot Fries: Easy Rainbow Carrot Fries
Are you looking for options to trick your kids into eating veggies or just a healthy snack to add to your meal plan or lunch boxes? Then you must give these air fryer carrot fries a try. These sweet-savory crunchy carrot fries when served with your favorite dipping sauce, are bound to
become your favorite.
Easy Main Dishes
How To Make Easy Chicken Caesar Wraps
Using various shortcuts, Easy Chicken Caesar Wraps is a lunch that you will be able to enjoy. In less than 10 minutes. The freshness of the vegetables paired with the smoky crispy bacon make this wrap a lunchtime favorite.
Nutty wild rice salad
Full of healthy ingredients, this nutty wild rice salad combines fresh vegetables, nuts and seeds and has a light honey dressing. Simple to make and easy to pack up in tupperware for a school lunch!
Turkey Bacon Club Lunch Kabobs
These Turkey bacon club lunch kabobs are loaded with bacon, lettuce and sandwiched between two grilled cheese sandwiches for the ultimate on-the-go lunch!
Healthy Greek Chicken Meatballs
These healthy oven-baked Greek chicken meatballs are packed with flavor and take just 15 minutes to throw together. They are made with whole ingredients and are gluten-free. The perfect protein for a homemade Greek meal!
Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad (No Mayo!)
This deliciously creamy and healthy tuna salad is made without mayo, using Greek yogurt instead! This yogurt tuna salad is tangy, but with a hint of sweetness from pickle relish.
Ground Beef Stroganoff
This easy Ground Beef Stroganoff Recipe is a more frugal version of the classic beef stroganoff with all of its delectable flavors of mushrooms, onions, and garlic in a creamy rich gravy. This quick and easy family meal can be prepared in less than thirty minutes making it doable for
weeknights. For a complete meal suitable for company I love to serve this dish with Garlic Knots and Green Bean Bundles with Bacon.
Back to School Lunch Box Pinwheel Ideas
This Back to School Lunch Box Pinwheel Ideas post includes 3 different wrap recipes featuring my new favorite kids lunch container!
Fried Egg Sandwich
This delicious Fried Egg Sandwich Recipe combines eggs, American cheese, and smoked ham all layered between buttered slices of bread all grilled to perfection. You can whip one together in just a few minutes and it tastes like heaven! They can be easily customized to suit your taste
by swapping cheese or adding ham, crispy bacon, or cooked sausage patties.
Air Fryer Crispy Chicken Burgers
The juicy, crunchy, perfectly seasoned air fryer chicken burgers are healthy, scrumptious, and ready in just half an hour.
Vegan Creamy Tomato Ramen Soup
Nothing is better with buttered toast than some tomato soup ramen noodles. You can make a big batch and serve leftovers too.
Ham and Cheese Rollups
Ham and Cheese Rollups are a quick and easy lunch or appetizer recipe that the kids will love! Soft tortilla shells with a delicious seasoned cream cheese spread topped with ham and cheese.
Healthy Rainbow Fruit Popsicles Recipe
This delicious summer snack recipe is made with all fruit and fruit juice. No added sugar is needed and they’re fun to make with the kiddos help.
Recipe For Chocolate No Bake Protein Cookies �
Protein cookies make the best easy family meal idea because you can grab them on the go. They require no cooking and are packed with nutrients.
Cinnamon Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies Recipe
Cook up some sweet potatoes and make these cookies that are packed with vitamin A! The cinnamon adds a special kick to impress everyone in the family.
Refreshing Delicious Watermelon Sorbet Recipe
Cheap and easy this watermelon sorbet with delight your senses on a hot summer day. The color is beautiful too.
Mango Coconut Sorbet Popsicles Recipe
I love making homemade popsicles with my kids on a hot summer day. Especially with fresh mango and coconut milk. If your kids don’t like coconut try heavy cream instead yum!
Easy Baked Vegan Donuts Recipe
Baked oat flour donuts will make your mouth water. These oil free gut healthy treats are perfect for an easy family meal idea.
Vegan Rainbow Donut Holes Recipe
They’re so beautiful and delicious made with dates and crushed cereal. It’s one of my favorite summer snacks for the kids and myself.
Peanut Butter and Banana Oat Bars, Soft-Baked
These easy oatmeal bars are the perfect after school snack, using maple syrup and banana for natural sweetness. You can also substitute sunbutter to be allergy friendly and send them with lunch!
3 Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies
These quick and easy 3-Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies are perfect for breakfast or lunch box snacks!
Turmeric ginger energy balls (no bake, without dates)
These turmeric ginger balls are a fun sweet treat, yet full of healthy ingredients. Super simple to make for a school lunch box!
Vegan Sweet Potato Pudding
Quick and easy vegan sweet potato pudding made with just a few ingredients. This creamy pudding is perfect for school snacks or any time snacks.
No Bake Peanut Butter Raisin Balls Recipe
These peanut butter raisin balls are so easy to make, no baking required! They’re perfect for a snack or to pack in a school lunch.
No Bake Energy Bites: Easy To Make And Suitable For All Ages
No-bake energy bites are easy to make and easy to eat. Their healthy oat base makes them as healthy as they are tasty!
Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins
Tender mini muffins made with whole grain flour, Greek yogurt and mini dark chocolate chips. They make the perfect snack in your child's lunch box or as a delicious summer snack.
Vegetarian for Meatless Monday
Gluten-Free Summer Pasta Salad
This gluten-free pasta salad has all the flavors of summer. Get your veggies in with this delicious combination of pasta, fresh vegetables, and zesty dressing. The perfect BBQ appetizer or side dish!
Vegetable And Bean Burger Recipe
Looking for something delicious for a fun family meal idea on meatless Monday? Try these bean burgers with some whole wheat buns!
Chickpea Avocado Salad
This easy chickpea avocado salad is perfect for making sandwiches for your kiddos' lunchboxes. It's also mayo-free, oil-free and gluten-free as written.
Easy Vegan Breakfast Bars
These vegan breakfast bars make a great quick breakfast or afternoon snack. They are easy to make and full of flavor.
Crispy Air Fryer Tofu Nuggets Recipe (Vegan)
Kids love nuggets in their lunchbox or after school! Instead of being deep-fried, this version is made healthier in the air fryer.
Vegan Tuna Salad Sandwich
Your kids will go crazy for this vegan tuna salad sandwich. It's made with chickpeas, seasoned with dulse flakes for a taste of the ocean, and finished with classic American ingredients like sweet pickle relish. Make a big batch and have easy lunches throughout the week!
Sweet and Salty Pumpkin Seed Clusters Recipe
These tasty sweet and savoury pumpkin seed clusters are an easy nutritious snack to make with a few simple ingredients. With a sweet and salty crunch, they are so moreish! With more and more schools going nut free, this is a great alternative
5-Ingredient No-Bake Granola Bars (Vegan + Gluten Free)
Just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to whip these up. These granola bars are so easy to make, you'll never buy store-bought granola bars again. They are very filling, boasting 9g of protein using only whole food ingredients, and are vegan and gluten free!
Vegan Egg Mayo Sandwich
Vegan egg mayo is one of the easiest recipes out there! With no prep time needed, this recipe makes a perfect lunch in almost no time at all. Perfect for back to school lunches.
Easy Vegan Pesto Pasta Salad
This easy vegan pesto pasta is a great kids lunchbox meal, a nice alternative to traditional sandwiches. Flavorsome and easy to batch make ahead of time for the week.
Peanut Butter Dates
The perfect after school snack for those who need a little something sweet, these peanut butter dates are the perfect treat when enjoyed frozen! Vegan, easy to make, and perfect for making in advance, these these dates are a snack fit for kids and adults!
Lentil avocado veggie wrap recipe
These lentil wraps are so tasty with creamy avocado in a whole wheat tortilla. It’s packed with vitamins and minerals along with plant based protein.
Vegan shawarma is the perfect make-ahead lunch! Great hot or cold this healthy shawarma is made with lentils and rice and is super budget friendly too!
Homemade Gluten-Free Pizza Lunchables (Vegan, Allergy-Free, Grain-Free)
Lunchables without the scary ingredients! Homemade Gluten-Free Pizza Lunchables that are vegan, allergy-free, & grain-free too! This healthy, kid-loved, and mom-approved make-ahead lunch recipe will make the school year a bit more fun!
Homemade Gluten-Free + Allergy-Free Uncrustables (Vegan)
Just what the little picky eaters want! Homemade Gluten-Free + Allergy-Free Uncrustables! A school-friendly, top food allergy-friendly, vegan, and gluten-free version of the packaged "PBJ crustless pocket" sandwich! Make these ahead of time for a quick and easy lunch recipe or snack for the entire school week!
Homemade Spaghetti O's (Allergy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan)
Kick the can and make this healthy recipe for the kids instead! Homemade Spaghetti O's that are allergy-free, gluten-free, and vegan! A super easy lunch or dinner that's kid-friendly and mom-approved!
Vegan Tuna Sandwich
This Vegan Tuna Sandwich is satisfying, delicious, and completely customizable. It takes just 20 minutes to prepare and it's perfect for make-ahead lunches or a filling summer snack.
Masala Pasta Recipe (Indian Style)
This masala pasta recipe is super easy to prepare. It's filled with fiber and veggies, making it a healthy choice for kids. It’s a delicious family meal idea for summer or back to school.
These kid friendly meal recipes are sure to please the entire family on any long summer day. They’re even great for back to school which is right around the corner! All these tasty snacks are family and kid approved and will even satisfy a picky eater. Let us know in the comments which ones you enjoyed the most!
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