A Month of Meal-Prep Kids’ Lunches for Every Day of September

Yeah, PB&Js are great, but how many can you make before you and your kid go crazy? With a bit of creativity and planning, you can make a new and exciting lunch every day of the month. Here, 30 meal prep ideas to get you started.

30 Kid-Friendly Dinner Recipes to Make Every Night in September

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100 Days of Real Food

Meal-prep Mayo-less Potato Salad

PSA: It costs just $1.22 a serving.

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The View From Great Island

Easy Lunch Prep Protein Boxes

Snack food = the best food.

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Sweet Peas and Saffron

Turkey Taco Lunch Bowls

The filling is the best part.

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Damn Delicious

Peanut Butter And Banana Roll-ups Snack Box

Bento box-ready.

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BLT Pasta Salad

Blt Pasta Salad

The best way to get your little ones to gobble up romaine.

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Bowl of Delicious

Zucchini Butter And Turkey Roll-ups

No mayo, no sogginess. 

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The Girl On Bloor

Meal Prep Low Carb Big Mac Salad Jars

Totally OK to pack these in plastic storage containers, too.

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Well-Fed soul

Greek Turkey Meatballs

Kid-size, tender, juicy morsels.

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Meal Prep On Fleek

Hawaiian Pizza Chicken Meal Prep

There’s zero need to reheat, trust us.

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Sunday Supper Movement

Chicken Fajita Meal Prep Bowls

Way more fun than plain chicken breast.

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The Delightful Bite

Meal Prep Chicken Salad

Grapes: Old but really good news.

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Instant Cup Of Noodles With Spiralized Vegetables

Way healthier than the grocery store kind.

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Food Lovin Family

Copycat Starbucks Turkey Protein Box

Affordable and—dare we say it?—worlds better.

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Tara's Multicultural Table

Cheese Plate Bento Box

Almonds, grapes, salami, Brie…*swoon.*

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Wicked Spatula

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Like wings, minus the mess.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Roasted Broccoli And Bacon Pasta Salad

Tip: Mix veggies with bacon and they’ll be gone in a second.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad Stuffed Peppers

It makes a giant batch, so you can totally eat the leftovers all week. 

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Ambitious Kitchen

Peanut Butter, Strawberry, & Banana Quesadillas

A serious upgrade on peanut butter and bananas.  

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Mini Carrot And Zucchini Bites

The best way to use up leftover veggies.

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The Skinny Fork

Rainbow Shells

Three colors > one.

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Lexis Clean Kitchen

Lettuce Wrap Sandwiches

Cheese and turkey? BLT? Tuna salad? The possibilities are endless.

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Project Meal Plan

Diy Lunchables

Bring on the sliced pepperoni.

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The Weary Chef

Lunchbox Sushi Sandwich With Turkey And Cheese

With ranch dressing dipping sauce.

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Pretzel Stick Roll-ups

Basically edible art.

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Lil Luna

Mini Pizza Bagel, Veggies And Dip

You’re not just any mom. You’re a cool mom.

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Rainbow Fruit Kabobs

Bring on all the vitamin C.

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Little Broken

Greek Salad Stuffed Pita Pockets

Creamy hummus blankets the veggies.

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Damn Delicious

Mac And Cheese Cups

No fork necessary and you can eat ’em cold.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich

Make the egg salad ahead of time and assemble the sandwich in the morning.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Baked Quinoa Chicken Nuggets

Tasty eaten straight from the fridge.

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