Easy Lunch Recipes and More Under 20 Minutes

Easy Lunch Recipes

You Won’t Believe How Quick You Can Make These Recipes for the Whole Family!

Some days it can feel like your “to do” list is never-ending, from dropping the kids off to school to a busy day of work, to planning for an upcoming birthday party, to playing chauffeur to preparing meals and more.

And while it may be nice to dream of having an hour or even more to yourself to prepare and cook a family dinner, all while listening to the latest on Spotify and enjoying a beverage of choice, the reality is that this is likely a very different situation from where you find yourself on most days.

When you’re dealing with quick meal preparation to ensure you can feed the family before your next to-do task is ready to start, it can help to have some inspiration to fall back on, right?

Well, WONDER bread has just the recipes for you whether you need to cut downtime for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks or yes, even dessert!

Check out 12 recipes that take no longer than 20 minutes that the whole family can enjoy. Don’t forget to print or email yourself your favourite recipes so you have an ongoing recipe book full of inspiration for any day of the week.

Not only do we have some great recipe ideas that will speed up your meal prep and cooking time, but also here are some kid-friendly recipes under $20 to try out.

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Breakfast Recipe Ideas in Less than 20 Mins

1. WONDER One-Pan Breakfast Cups

Not only is this breakfast recipe quick to make but requires minimal cookware meaning cleanup is a breeze as well. The kids can take them on the go while you enjoy one in the car or during your first meeting of the day if working from home.

Make each one a little extra special by drawing out a heart, initial or happy face with ketchup before serving. 

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  • 6 WONDER English Muffins
  • 12 slices ready-cooked bacon
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 12 large eggs
  • 4 tbsp. of melted butter
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Salt & cracked black pepper to taste

See the full recipe here.

2. WONDER Eggs in a Basket

This quick breakfast recipe is sure to bring smiles to everyone’s faces in the morning no matter how busy or hectic the day is shaping up to be. Personalize for everyone at the table (depending on your time of course) with their favourite cookie cutter shape whether that’s a heart, animal or letter. Once again, cleanup is simple with minimal dishware required.

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  • 2 Slices of WONDER Non-GMO Project Verified White or Whole Wheat Texas Toast Bread
  • Butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • Salt & pepper (to taste)
  • Fruit of your choice

Get the full recipe here.

Kids Lunch Recipe Ideas in 20 Mins or Less

3. WONDER 9 in 1 Sandwich

This is a fun way to bring together different flavours all for one lunchtime whether you need to pack a lunchbox or are serving these for lunch at home. These bite-sized sandwiches are a great way to bring some fun to lunchtime and fillings can be switched out to suit your little ones’ favs of the month!

9-in-1 Sandwich






  • 4 slices of WONDER bread Non-GMO Project Verified 100% Whole Wheat Texas Toast
  • 4 tbsp. hummus
  • 4 tbsp. mayo
  • 8 cooked bacon strips
  • 1 cooked chicken breast – shredded
  • 3 oz. cheddar cheese, sliced
  • 4 tomato slices

Get the full recipe here.

4. WONDER Apple, PB and Cheddar Melt

This WONDER Win is inspired by two favourites-PB ‘n J and a classic grilled cheese sandwich. Perfect for a fall lunch, this sandwich recipe uses ingredients that you likely already have in the refrigerator and pantry making it an easy fallback recipe when you are tight on time.

Apple PB and Cheddar Melt






  • 4 slices of WO Non-GMO Project Verified White Texas Toast Bread
  • 2 slices (4 oz.) of sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 Honey Crisp apple (Fuji or Gala also work)

Get the full recipe here.

5. WONDER Chicken Salad Toaster Wrap

This is a quick and easy lunch idea that the whole family can enjoy. Add some chips, veggies and dip or fries for a fast meal idea over the weekend or if the kids are still learning from home.

Chicken Salad Toaster Wrap






  • 4 WONDER White 7" Wraps
  • 2 cups pulled or chopped chicken
  • 1 hard-boiled egg
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 1 tsp honey Black pepper and salt to taste

Get the full recipe here.

6 Quick Kid-Friendly Dinner Ideas Under 20 Mins 

Cooking dinner during the week can be hectic depending on what time the kids finish school, what time you’re done working and of course, if there are other activities planned for the evening like tutoring, music lessons or swimming, all on top of homework.

Here are some quick ways to put dinner on the table in under 20 minutes that the whole family can enjoy.

1. WONDER English Muffin Pizzas

Even if you’re not pressed for time, this recipe idea can be a great way to have the kids get involved with dinner (giving you time to complete other things on your list) as well as get dinner on the table quick.

Choose the toppings most enjoyed by your family and let them create their own favourites before putting them into the oven to bake.

Looking for other ways to get the kids to help in the kitchen or spend some more quality time together?

Check out Tips on Getting the Kids in the Kitchen here.

English Muffin Pizzas







  • 6 WONDER English Muffins separated into halves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese shredded

Optional ingredients: mini pepperoni, sliced black olives, diced green peppers, diced red peppers, mushrooms, onions, or your family’s favourite pizza toppings!

Print your full recipe here.

2. WONDERful Crab Cakes

These easy-to-make crab cakes pair perfectly with a warm butternut squash or tomato soup and are great on a cold winter evening.

Crab Cakes





  • 2 slices of WONDER Non-GMO Project Verified White Bread, finely crumbled and crusts trimmed
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 lb. lump crabmeat, drained
  • 1 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp. of butter
  • Lemon wedges to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Print the full recipe here.

3. WONDER Kid and Freezer-Friendly Enchiladas

While this one is not a quick recipe if made and served on the same night, it is a great recipe to prepare over the weekend or on a slower night to freeze for one of your busier nights. Serve with some tortilla chips or charred corn and you can make any night Mexican night in less than 20 minutes.

The great thing with this recipe is that depending on how old your kids are they may be able to get dinner going for you by popping this into the oven before you can.

Enchiladas with Wonder Wraps






  • 8 WONDER Large 100% Whole Wheat Wraps
  • 2 cups of shredded chicken
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1.5 cups of prepared salsa
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives (optional)
  • 2 green onion chopped (optional)


See full recipe here.

Quick Kids Snack and Dessert Recipes Under 20 Mins

When it comes to snacks or desserts, it’s always great to make something homemade, but let’s face it, finding an hour to bake a cake or decorate cupcakes isn’t a luxury you can always afford.

For the times that you still want to put something fresh out for the kids to enjoy but are tight on time, try these recipes out.

4. WONDER Fairy Bread

This one is super quick and very easy to make with minimal clean-up required. Get the kids to decorate their own or prepare them ahead and serve with a glass of milk or juice after school to bring a little whimsy to their afternoon.

Fairy Bread






  • 4 slices of WONDER White bread, Non-GMO Project Verified
  • ¼ cup salted

See full recipe here.

5. WONDER Super Power Protein Balls

If you’re looking for a protein-packed snack idea for any day of the week, give these quick protein balls a try. If the kids don’t like a specific seed or nut you can easily substitute them out for what your little ones will eat.

Power Balls






  • 8 slices WONDER Non-GMO White or Whole Wheat sliced bread, crusts removed, slices torn into 1 cm pieces
  • 3 tbsp. raisins (or your favourite dried fruit)
  • 1 tbsp. shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp. pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp. chocolate chips
  • 3-4 tbsp. almond butter (or your favourite nut, seed or alternative butter)
  • Pinch cinnamon (or Pumpkin Spice seasoning)

Download the full recipe here.

6. WONDER Campfire S’Mores Sandwich

Change up the traditional s’mores with a twist on a campfire favourite. They are quick to make and something the kids can enjoy during movie night on a weekend or while enjoying some time with friends on a summer evening.

Speaking of grilling, check out these other easy-to-make grilled cheese sandwiches the kids are sure to melt for!

Campfire Smores






  • 8 slices of WONDER Non-GMO Project Verified White Texas Toast Bread
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 4 tbsp. hazelnut spread
  • 4 graham crackers, crushed
  • ¼ cup cinnamon sugar

See full recipe here.


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