Coming up with dinner ideas is hard enough. But having to think about breakfasts and lunches too?! These make ahead lunch ideas will take the worry out of the midday meal.
Make Ahead Lunch Ideas:
There’s something so comforting about tomato soup. Pair this Instant Pot Tomato Soup with a grilled cheese or enjoy it on its own.
These Hot Roast Beef or Ham Sandwiches are great for large group gatherings or for bringing with you when you go camping.
Tater Tot Pizza Casserole is a favourite for kids.
Do you remember making English muffin pizzas when you were growing up? These mini pizzas are perfect for school lunches.
Buffalo Chicken on Buns has all the flavours of the dip in a sandwich.
Our Hearty Sausage and Spinach Soup is packed with flavour. It is one of my all-time faves!
This Instant Pot Asian Noodle Soup pairs well with a salad or raw veggies.
Shrimp Stir Fry Packs make a fast and easy meal. They are nice and light. Lunch is ready in minutes.
Turkey Sloppy Joes are a lighter option and great for lunch.
The Easy Homemade Pizza Pockets from Eating on a Dime make packing lunches a breeze.
These Make Ahead Pizza Rolls from Spaceships and Laser Beams are great for school lunches.
When kids have allergies, it can mean missing out on some of the fun foods. That doesn’t have to be true with these gluten free vegan Pizza Bagel Bites from Strength and Sunshine.
Amy and Jacky share this Instant Pot Sloppy Joes recipe that can be made ahead and served on a bun for a quick lunch.
Yum! Awe Filled Homemaker’s Instant Pot Beef Lettuce Wraps. You’ll have a hard time believing this is a freezer meal.
This Old Gal has Air Fryer Tijuana Street Tacos. The meat can marinate beautifully as it thaws in this delicious freezer meal.
The Sweet Pulled Pork Wraps at Sidetracked Sarah are a crowd pleaser.
The Soccer Mom’s Freezer Chicken Soup is another great comfort food recipe. The next time you are feeling under the weather, this is what you’re going to wish you had in the freezer ready to go.
Check out our Lunch Freezer Meal Menu Plan to make things even easier. It includes some make ahead lunch recipes as well as prep lists, shopping lists, and printable labels.
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