Picnic spread of pork lettuce wraps and sandwiches

Easy summer lunches for kids

Whether you’re eating lunch with the family at home or packing it up for school or a picnic, these easy child-friendly summer recipes will please everyone.

Keep your kids going through the day with our nourishing summer lunch recipes, packed with veggie goodness. These simple and scrumptious meals mean you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time outside with family, whatever the weather!

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Roast tomato soup with pasta

Whip up our vibrant, veg-packed tomato soup for a nutritious family dinner, with added texture from orzo pasta. To make a packed lunch, pour the soup into a flask, and top with a sprinkling of parmesan or a drizzle of pesto. Serve with breadsticks on the side.

Roast tomato soup with pasta

Rice & quinoa prawn sushi bowl

Transport your tastebuds to the Far East with our fresh Japanese-inspired family sushi bowl. This well-balanced dish provides a source of protein from quinoa, slow-release carbohydrate from sweet potato and healthy fats from avocado. You can also pack the ingredients straight into lunchboxes or bowls with lids for the next day.

Rice & quinoa prawn sushi bowl

Cod & pea fritters

Crisp on the outside and soft in the middle, these cod & pea fritters are a tasty way to make the most of leftovers. Serve this simple family meal with tomatoes and rocket, or pack them in a lunchbox once cooled.

Cod & pea fritters

Sticky pork lettuce wraps

Make our easy pork and lettuce wraps for a light summer lunch. Marinate the pork steaks beforehand in a mouthwatering concoction of honey, soy sauce and spices. Kids can then assemble their own wraps using the pork, along with carrot and cucumber matchsticks. If you’re prepping these for a school lunch, pack them join-side down so they don’t open up.

Sticky pork lettuce wraps

Chicken & sweetcorn ramen

Chicken and sweetcorn is a classic combination, which the kids will love in this simple noodle ramen combined with a runny egg. If your children like chilli, add some slices of fresh chilli, or a few drops of chilli oil. For a hot lunch to take to school, spoon the soup into a widenecked flask.

Chicken & sweetcorn ramen

Egg & cress club sandwiches

Why settle for a simple two-layered sarnie when you can enjoy our triple-decker toasted club sandwich instead? Perfect for a summer family picnic, these dainty egg and cress sandwiches are held together by skewers so they don’t fall apart on the journey.

Egg & cress club sandwiches

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