7 Easy and Nutritious Lunch Ideas for Remote and Hybrid Learners

Looking for back-to-school fuel? With today’s unique learning environments, preparing a delicious and nutritious lunch can sometimes feel like a feat. But fear not! You’ve got this. These lunchtime options are easy to make, ready in minutes, and packed with nutrients to keep them excited and focused throughout the day. Plus, the meal prep is so simple that even the kids can join in and help.

Whether they’re mastering timetables or unleashing their creativity through finger painting, these seven school lunch ideas will surely fuel their minds and bodies.

Fully Cooked Breaded Chicken Nuggets

Our Fully Cooked Breaded Chicken Nuggets are the definition of kid-friendly deliciousness. These nuggets are made with tender white-meat chicken coated in a crispy breading. The best part? Preparing them is a breeze with the microwave or oven. Elevate the fun by making your own Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce and serve alongside Mixed Vegetables for a well-rounded meal. It’s a surefire way to add a nugget of fun to their day.

Broccoli Florets

Let’s be honest; broccoli gets a bad rap in the kid community, but when done right, it can quickly become one of their favorite veggies. Our Broccoli Florets are hand-picked and conveniently packaged in a resealable bag, making them the perfect sidekick for mid-day meals. Pair them with a sandwich or Macaroni and Cheese. With one simple serving, you can give the kiddos 45% of their daily vitamin C, sparking energy and brain function for the rest of the afternoon.  

Cinnamon French Toast Sticks

Who doesn’t love breakfast for lunch? These sweet, fluffy, golden brown Cinnamon French Toast Sticks are bursting with flavor. Smother them in maple syrup, sprinkle with powdered sugar, or both! They microwave in minutes and are an easy way to satisfy sweet tooths during lunchtime. Pair it with our Triple Berry Blend or Applewood Smoked Bacon for a mouthwatering meal.

Family-Size Macaroni and Cheese

Some school days are tough. Bring a smile to their face with classic comfort food – our Family-Size Macaroni and Cheese. Delivered in a bakeable tray, this oh-so-satisfying meal is easy to store and made to portion for multiple kids or meals. They’ll adore forkfuls of tender noodles smothered in creamy cheese sauce. It’s the perfect addition to your weekly lunch lineup.

Triple Berry Blend

Add a fresh twist to the menu with our Triple Berry Blend. Brimming with flavor, this mix combines juicy blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries, delivering a healthy dose of vitamin C and fiber. Plus, it’s naturally gluten-free and kosher-certified, with no added sugar. Their taste buds will savor the sweetness, and their growing brains will love the nutrients.

MicroSteam Whole Green Beans

Don’t forget the veggies! Our MicroSteam Whole Green Beans come in three convenient microwaveable steam bags, making them easy for even the kids to whip up. They’re all-natural and flash-frozen within hours of harvest, so you can be sure the kids get the essential nutrition they need right in the middle of the day.

Signature™ Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cups

The moment they’ve been eagerly waiting for. Our Signature™ Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cups are the ultimate afternoon treat. Luscious, creamy ice cream, layered with fudge and topped with cookie crumble goodness – guaranteed to brighten their day. It even comes conveniently served in individual cups for easy portioning and portable devouring. Keep the mess to a minimum while bringing delight to every bite.

Lunchtime Made Easy

Since 1952, we’ve made it easy to shop and stock your freezer at your convenience with great-tasting foods your whole family will love. With a wide assortment of frozen options, we ensure you can create something satisfying for any occasion, including weekday lunches.

Shop our variety of flavorful options today, helping those developing minds stay nourished and attentive throughout the school year.


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