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Across-the-board Lunch Menu Ideas

Amruta Deshpande Sep 26, 2018
No matter how much mothers think of new and innovative ways to prepare lunch, they always fall short of ideas. Here are some fresh lunch menu ideas that you can attempt.
Lunch is an important meal of the day. It needs to have all the essential nutrients and should be a part of your daily balanced diet.
People conscious of their weight, eat very little at lunch hours or even skip this meal. But this can lead to high blood sugar levels and eventually, weight gain.
So, it becomes very important to have a healthy lunch at the right time. Fast and hectic lifestyle is held responsible for people avoiding healthy luncheon and going in for fast foods.
Finding creative menu ideas for lunch is quite a challenging job. Try for something different and tasty every time, so that you don't get bored of the same old menu. Here are some easy-to-make lunch ideas.

Easy and Simple Lunch Ideas

  • Tortilla roll-ups with tuna salad, 1 apple or any fresh fruit.
  • Turkey and cheese sandwich, cucumbers, and tomatoes as salad.
  • Carrots and peanut butter.
  • Hard-boiled eggs with grilled cheese and tomatoes.
  • Pizzas and 1 glass of milk.
  • Turkey wraps with tortilla and cheddar cheese, grilled bacon.
  • Baked beans with corn bread.
  • Macaroni and cheese with fish sticks.
  • Hummus with sliced cucumber, tomato and lettuce.
  • Mushroom omelet with toast.
  • Fried rice with tofu and vegetables.
  • Grilled chicken and pasta salad.

Lunch Menu Ideas for Kids

Are your kids bored with the same old sandwiches they find in their lunch boxes? Do you have a feeling that the lunch you pack for them is going in the trash and not in their bellies? Try some creative ideas for making a healthy and tasty lunch, which will appeal even to picky eaters.
  • Mexican rice
  • Grilled chicken sandwich with whole wheat bread, yogurt, pretzels.
  • Peanut butter and banana sandwich, milk, and cookies.
  • Hard-boiled eggs with cheese.
  • Tuna salad and rice
  • Zucchini bread cream cheese sandwich.
  • Roast beef wraps, fresh fruits.
  • Cheese muffins with bacon and egg.
  • Quesadillas.
  • Nachos with baked beans.
  • Chunky chicken pasta salad.
Remember to pack side items along with the main lunch. Include fresh fruits, cheese popcorn, crackers, granola cookies, fruit dips or fruit yogurt, and the kids will never say no to the lunch boxes.

Picnic Lunch Menu Ideas

Picnics are full of fun, laughter, and good food. They give you a great opportunity to spend time with loved ones. Pre-packed lunches come in handy for picnics, but you can also make some items at home which your family would love to chomp on. Picnic lunches should be light and easy to carry. Here are some picnic food ideas.

Roasted vegetable salads.

Grilled cheese sandwiches

Pasta salads with toast

Baked chicken, tomatoes and whole wheat bread

French toasts

Corn salad with fresh fruits

Burgers and Wraps

So, these were some menu ideas for lunch. You can get innovative, mix and match ingredients and try out various combinations as per your choice. Always have variety in your food, the same menu makes it boring and dull, which eventually tempts to have fast food. So, pick up some ideas and get ready for the midday magic! Happy lunching!