Back to school may look a bit different this year for many families, but one thing remains the same, kids are always hungry! Whether they are doing online school from home or heading into the classroom with masks and social distancing, kids are always in the mood for lunch. The more brain power, high energy foods that can be packed into their mid-day meal, the better. We’ve got ideas for easy vegan school lunches, that will make parents and kids happy!
Vegan School Lunch IdeasMaybe your kids aren’t vegan, but a lunch packed with more veggies is never a bad idea. I find the more I can disguise the veggies, the better. My kids are teens and many of the recipe ideas I find online are for younger kids’ lunches and they don’t come close to filling the bellies of my ravenous teens. The lunch ideas below can be made in batches and are proven to fill the hungriest of bellies! Keep scrolling for links with ideas for lunches for the littles.
Easy Mac & CheeseThis Vegan Sauce by Oh She Glows is a staple in our house. The kids love it! Cook up some plain noodles, mix up the sauce, combine the two and throw in some peas if your kids don’t mind!
Pumpkin MuffinsFilled with fiber and just a little bit of sweetness, these muffins are perfect for snacks and lunchtime treats.
Instant Pot Sweet Potato BowlsCooking a big batch of sweet potatoes, rice and beans on Sunday night, will give you at least two to three days of lunches! Change up the toppings or add a sauce to keep it interesting.
- Cut sweet potatoes in half
- Add 1c water to instant pot with trivet
- Set halves on trivet
- High pressure 14 min
- Natural or manual release
- Cook 2C rice in Instant Pot
- Cook any type of beans in Instant Pot (or use canned beans!)