10 March Break Kids Lunchtime Recipes They'll Love

March Break Recipe Ideas for the Kids

Your Go-To List for Kid-Friendly Sandwiches and More

While March break is much needed time out of class for the kiddos, it’s probably far from a break for you! From finding activities to keep them busy to juggling a new daily routine (or a lack of one at all), to finding quick ways to get fuss-free meals on the table throughout the day, your list is likely even more jam-packed than usual.

The good news is that these simple kids’ recipes are sure to inspire mealtime wins any time of the day and sure to even please your picky eaters.

One of the best ways to knock meals off your list is to prep in advance-maybe on the Sunday leading up to the break when the kids may have other family or friends to keep them entertained. 

Along with preparing ahead, why not go ahead and actually make some of your meals ahead as well? Depending on what you’re putting together, you can leave it in the refrigerator for the next day or freeze until later in the week.  That way your cooking time is minimized come Monday and you can let the oven, air fryer or crockpot do the work while you enjoy some much-deserved downtime. 

Try these lunchtime wins that you can work on before the week begins.

Chicken Salad Toaster Wrap

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Chicken Salad Toaster Wrap

 

This is a great recipe idea to feed everyone that may be home during the break all under $20. It is fast to make and the chicken salad can be prepared a day or two before and left in the refrigerator until you want to assemble the lunch wraps.  Add store bought pulled chicken to a few other ingredients you likely already have in the kitchen and wrap this delicious salad mixture in a Wonder® White Wrap when those bellies start rumbling.
See full recipe here.

Make Ahead Brekki Sandwiches

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Make Ahead Brekki Sandwiches

 

With the kids home for the week, they may be looking for something a little more than their usual cereal and milk or oatmeal. No worries, Wonder® has you covered with this breakfast recipe idea that you can make ahead and serve up hassle-free in the morning. 

Customize further with your kiddos favourite breakfast meats if bacon, ham or sausage aren’t their thing and why not go ahead and sneak a few chopped vegetables in the eggs for an additional win?!

Check out the full recipe here.

You know what’s better than finding quick recipe ideas that the kids will eat during March break? How about kid-friendly recipe ideas that the kids can actually help make?

Here are three ideas that the kids can work on while giving you the extra time to get to the other hundreds of things you’ve got on your list!

English Muffin Pizzas

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Easy English Muffin Pizzas

Make lunchtime fun for the little ones during their time off while also creating a little activity for them before lunch is served! 

Simply set out Wonder® English Muffins separated into halves, pizza or pasta sauce, all of their favourite pizza toppings chopped up (prepped on the weekend of course!) and let them start building their culinary creations. 

This is another great way to feed the whole family within a budget and takes only 15 minutes if you're working solo.

Find full recipe here.

Fairy Bread

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Recipe Ideas for Kids Under $20

 

Snack time doesn’t get any better than with this recipe idea featuring Wonder® White Bread, softened butter and sprinkles galore! 

These three simple ingredients are sure to spark some excitement during the break and give the kids another fun activity to work on that they can eat when complete! There is no cook time required (#ParentWin) and depending on how many sprinkle options you set out, this could keep the little ones busy for a while.

See full recipe here.

Pizza Quesadillas 

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Pizza Quesadillas

 

If you’re juggling the kids and working from home this March then a quick 10 minute recipe for you to get lunch on the table is a huge win. This pizza quesadilla is just the thing however, getting the kids to work on them can also buy you some extra time while they enjoy doing the work for you. 

Again, you can choose to set out their favourites and give them the freedom to top their Wonder® White Wraps before getting ready to hit the pan.

Check out the full recipe here.

It’s always a good idea to plan ahead and know what you’re going to prepare for mealtime when you have limited time on your hands and the kiddos come running. 

Make things super easy this break by setting out a “What to make for Lunch” plan for your kiddos. This can include their lunches but also consider adding in snack and breakfast if they’re going to waver from their typical school day favourites. 

You can make it a family event by creating a calendar and having the kids pick from their options by day or make the executive decisions on your own. Either way, it’s a trusty guide that you can follow and use to help save tons of time with all the craziness that is sure to come! 

Here are some good sandwiches to try that may make your easy school lunch ideas list for when they’re back in class (think happy thoughts, it’s not that far away!).

Banana PB&J with Seeds Wonder Towers

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Banana PB&J Seed Towers

This kid favourite includes a new twist that you are sure to love that the kids may not notice at all!  If peanut butter is no no in your house, substitute with your go to and you're done. 
Six simple ingredients including Wonder® 100% Whole Wheat Bread is all you need to put this together in less than 5 minutes. 

Find the full recipe here.

Spicy Ham and Relish Soldiers 

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Spicy

This sandwich idea may not be for everyone but could be a great ‘three bite rule’ experiment! Worst- case remove the spice and the kiddos may find a new sandwich that they love. This easy to make recipe idea requires five simple ingredients including Wonder® White Texas Toast Bread and 10 minutes during your day to complete. 

Find the full recipe here.

Easy Cream Cheese and Jam Sealed Sammies

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Easy Cream Cheese & Jam Sammies

This simple recipe can be a lunch time go to or a snack time treat depending on your meal plans for the day. They are easy to eat with no mess making them a great sandwich that the kids can enjoy while working on other activities like a word search, connect the dots or colouring. 


Find the full recipe here.

If you’re taking vacation time this spring break then save these recipe ideas for the tail end of the week when work isn’t a concern.   They take a bit more time to create but the kids are sure to love them!

Kid Friendly Chicken Sandwich Skewers

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Kid-Friendly Chicken Skewers

What kid doesn’t love eating food off a stick? This easy to make lunch time sandwich idea turns chicken nuggets and Wonder® 100% Whole Wheat Bread into a wonder-filled recipe idea. Let the oven or air-fryer do the hard work and assembly takes only five minutes once you’re ready! 

Find full recipe here.

Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Bake

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Tomato Soup Grilled Cheese Bake

Let’s hope for a warmer break this year, but if we get another cold one, this is the perfect warm recipe idea for the whole family to enjoy, all for under $20.

Depending on how old the kids are this could be another great way to have them help out in the kitchen and spend some time together. 

Find the full recipe here.

If you’re looking for other ideas on how to get your kids into the kitchen then click here to find more.

Nutella* and Raspberry Wonder Donuts

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Nutella and Jam Donuts

While this one isn’t a lunch time win, it’s definitely something that’s sure to get the kids excited. Wrap up your crazy week with donuts made with Wonder® 100% Whole Wheat Bread.

Substitute raspberry jam for whatever you have at home or more importantly, what the kids love most, and serve with Nutella* for dipping while you celebrate (secretly) the end of another successful March break. 

Find the full recipe here

 


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