25 Lunch ideas for teens – easy healthy recipes to make

It is not difficult for your teen to be tempted by ready-made and packaged meals. After all, they are easy to prepare and also look sumptuous, taste delicious. However, teens stay blissfully unaware of the whole side effects of the processed foods. You should make some delicious recipes to get your teen to eat them at home. So, encourage your older children to eat healthily with the 25 lunch ideas for teens. Keep reading this article at Vkool.com site to discover more these lunch ideas for teens.

Healthy Lunch Ideas For Teens: 25 Easy Recipes You Should Try Now

1. Turkey Kebab With Dip

lunch ideas for teens - turkey kebab with dip

These recipes are not only easy to make, but are designed to give the vital nutrients to your teen. Click To Tweet

Ingredients:

For the Kebab:

  • 1 small pinch saffron
  • 2 tablespoons of warm water
  • ½ cup of whole-wheat bread crumbs.
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
  • 500 grams of ground turkey breast.
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons of finely grated lemon zest.
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • 24 wooden skewers
  • 1 pinch pepper and salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • ¼ teaspoon of chili flakes

For the dip:

  • ½ cup of no fat plain yogurt
  • Pepper and salt to taste
  • Eight mint leaves, finely sliced

Directions:

  1. First of all, you need to preheat the barbecue.
  2. In order to make the dip, mix yogurt with mint leaves and then season with pepper and salt.
  3. In order to make the kebabs, mix saffron with some warm water in a dish, and allow it for some minutes.
  4. Combine breadcrumbs, ginger, saffron, cinnamon, ground turkey, lemon juice and zest, pepper, salt and chili flakes in a bowl.
  5. Mix well and then divide into small balls.
  6. Now apply some oil on your grill and grill these kebabs for three minutes on each side till they are well cooked.
  7. Finally, serve these kebabs with dip.

Learn more: 28 Health And Beauty Advantages Of Cinnamon

2. Bread And Tomato Salad With Chicken

lunch ideas for teens - bread and tomato salad with chicken

This is one of the healthiest lunch ideas for teens that you can try.

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup of finely sliced red onion
  • 3 cups of diced tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons of capers
  • A handful of fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 3 handfuls of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • 4 cups of cubed Italian baguette
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¾ cup of grated fresh Parmesan
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 2 skinless and boneless chicken breasts.

Directions:

  1. The first step is to preheat the oven to 350 °F.
  2. Add red onions, tomatoes, capers, basil, parsley, balsamic vinegar, two cloves of minced garlic and olive oil in a salad bowl. Stir well.
  3. Then, add Parmesan and now bread to this tomato mixture. Season with pepper and salt.
  4. Mix rosemary, lemon juice and remaining cloves of garlic in a small bowl.
  5. Rub this mixture on this chicken the season to taste.
  6. Grill or roast for half an hour or till cooked through.
  7. As cooled, cut these chicken pieces and then add to the salad.

Learn more: 10 Health And Nutritional Advantages Of Chicken For Everyone

3. Baked Macaroni

lunch ideas for teens - baked macaroni

You also should not miss this recipe when you look for the best lunch ideas for teens.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 6 cups cauliflower florets
  • Salt and pepper
  • 500 grams macaroni
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 3 cups diced zucchini
  • 2 cups chopped onion

For the sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil.

For the topping:

  • 1 cup of bread crumbs

Directions:

  1. First of all, heat the chicken stock and next add cauliflower to it. Now cook for about 15 minutes or till tender.
  2. Cook the macaroni following the package instruction and then reserve 150 ml pasta cooking water.
  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet, and add onions and garlic, and sauté for one minute.
  4. Afterwards add this zucchini and cook till it softens. Now add this zucchini mixture to this pasta.
  5. Heat oil in another pan and then add flour to it.
  6. Cook till this flour changes its color. Then, add the reserved stock and hold whisking.
  7. Now add oregano, basil, mustard and pureed cauliflower as well. Lower the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  8. Season with pepper and salt. When this sauce cools, puree with the help of a blender and then pour it over this pasta. Toss to coat.

Learn more: 11 Nutritional And Health Advantages Of Onion

4. Black Bean Chimichurri Salad

lunch ideas for teens - black bean chimichurri salad

You also should not pass this recipe when looking for the healthy lunch ideas for teens.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ roughly chopped red onion
  • 400 grams of can black beans, drained plus rinsed
  • 1 roughly chopped tomato
  • ½ chopped avocado
  • 50 grams of feta cheese, crumbled

For the Chimichurri:

  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.
  • A large handful of parsley
  • ½ chopped garlic clove
  • A large handful of coriander
  • 2 tablespoons of vinegar.
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder.
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground cumin.

Directions:

  1. Whip all these chimichurri ingredients in a blender till all the ingredients are combined well. Season with pepper and salt and leave it aside.
  2. Then, mix the salad ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Drizzle over this chimichurri salad dressing and then serve.

5. Chicken Baguettes

lunch ideas for teens - chicken baguettes

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 small chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon of rice vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon of golden caster sugar.
  • 1 sandwich baguette
  • ½ small carrot, peeled plus grated
  • 2 spring of onions, thinly sliced.
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • ½ thinly sliced red chili
  • 1-2 tablespoon of sweet chili sauce.
  • ½ cucumber, deseeded plus sliced.
  • 3-4 washed lettuce leaves,

Directions:

  1. First of all, place this chicken breast between bash and cling film with one rolling pin.
  2. Then, apply some oil on this chicken and now cook for about two to three minutes on each side. Allow it aside to cool.
  3. Mix rice vinegar, lime juice, and sugar in a bowl till the sugar dissolves.
  4. Then, add chili, spring onions, carrot and cucumber to the bowl.
  5. Slice this sandwich baguette in half.
  6. Place these lettuce leaves on top, then by the chicken.
  7. After that, pile the carrot and cucumber mixture on top and now wrap in one cling film.

Learn more: 18 Health & Beauty Advantages Of Olive Oil

Keep reading this article to discover more lunch ideas for teens!

6. Pizza Pasta Salad

lunch ideas for teens - pizza pasta salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of sun-dried tomato pesto
  • 85 grams of pasta
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Three-four black olives, halved
  • 50 grams of light mozzarella, cubed.
  • 85 grams of baby plum tomatoes, halved.
  • 4 slices salami
  • A handful basil leaves

Directions:

  1. First of all, cook the pasta following the package instruction.
  2. Drain, and allow it aside to cool.
  3. Toss the pasta with sun-dried tomatoes, pesto, and season to taste.
  4. Place the pasta first, then by slices of salami, cheese, olive, and basil leaves in a shallow jar or bowl.

Learn more: 30 Easy, Healthy Homemade Pizza Ideas

7. Turkey And Apple Sandwich

lunch ideas for teens - turkey and apple sandwich

This is also considered as one of the easiest lunch ideas for teens.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 4 ounces of sliced Brie
  • 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
  • 8 raisin-walnut bread slices
  • 8 ounces thinly sliced turkey
  • ½ apple, thinly sliced

Directions:

  1. Mix mustard and honey in a bowl. Spread this mixture on these bread slices.
  2. Then, place the Brie cheese slices on the bread slice.
  3. Now layer the apple together with turkey slices on this Brie cheese and then top with mustard plus honey sauce.
  4. Cut in ½ and serve afterwards.

Learn more: Natural Health Advantages Of Honey For Skin, Hair And Body

8. Baked Chicken Fajitas

lunch ideas for teens - baked chicken fajitas

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless, chicken breasts, and cut into half-inch strips.
  • 1 de-seeded red bell pepper, and cut into one-inch strips.
  • 1 de-seeded yellow bell pepper, and cut into one-inch strips.
  • 1 peeled medium onion, and cut into one-inch strips.
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 de-seeded orange bell pepper, and cut into one-inch strips.
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper.
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 8,6-inches of corn tortillas
  • Cilantro for garnishing.
  • Fat-free sour cream for serving.

Directions:

  1. First of all, preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Next, chop the veggies and chicken.
  3. Spray your baking dish with some cooking spray.
  4. Toss together chicken, onions, cumin, salt, pepper, olive oil and bell peppers in a salad bowl till well combined.
  5. Then, bake uncovered for about 25 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and this chicken is well cooked.
  6. Serve the vegetable and chicken with corn tortillas and then top with sour cream and cilantro.

9. Zucchini Muffins

lunch ideas for teens - zucchini muffins

This is also considered as one of the easiest lunch ideas for teens.

Ingredients:

  • 2 small zucchinis
  • 2 cups of biscuit mix or whole-grain pancake.
  • 1 teaspoon of allspice
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup of applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Directions:

  1. First of all, wash the zucchini and next shred the zucchini.
  2. Then, wrap this grated zucchini in your paper towel and now squeeze to ease the excess water.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375 °F. Then, line twelve muffin tins with liners.
  4. Mix this pancake mix with these spices in a bowl.
  5. Whisk together eggs with lemon juice, apple sauce, and brown sugar in another bowl.
  6. Now fold the zucchini mixture and egg into the pancake mixture.
  7. After that, fill these muffin tins 2/3 with this batter.
  8. Bake for about 15 minutes or till it is brown in color.

10. Chicken Pita Sandwich

lunch ideas for teens - chicken pita sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 2 cooked boneless and skinless chicken breasts.
  • ½ teaspoon chopped chives.
  • 1 tablespoon wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup nonfat yogurt
  • 1 pita bread
  • ½ small cucumber, diced
  • Pepper and salt to taste

Directions:

  1. First off, cut this chicken breast into some thin slices. Then, season with pepper and salt.
  2. Now sprinkle vinegar and chives on it.
  3. Mix yogurt and cucumber together in another bowl.
  4. Now split this pita bread and stuff two tablespoons of cucumber plus yogurt sauce in it.
  5. Put ¼th of this chicken mixture into these pockets and close.
  6. Serve immediately.

Learn more: Healthy Low Calorie Sandwiches & Ideas For Weight Loss Plan

11. Greek Pasta Salad

lunch ideas for teens - greek pasta salad

Looking for the healthy lunch ideas for teens, you should not skip this recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons Italian dressing
  • 1 cup of pasta shells
  • 1/8 cup sliced olives
  • Chicken breast, cooked plus cubed.
  • ¼ cup feta cheese

Directions:

  1. Cook the pasta following the package instruction. Next drain, rinse and keep it aside.
  2. Mix this Italian dressing with tomatoes, olives, and feta cheese and chicken in a bowl.
  3. Serve immediately.

Learn more: 31 Healthy Summer Salad Recipes

12. Panko Chicken Tenders

lunch ideas for teens - panko chicken tenders

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ pounds of chicken breast tenders
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 lemon quarters
  • Two large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup of panko
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 ounces grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of canola oil, divided

Directions:

  1. First of all, sprinkle chicken breast tenders with pepper, garlic powder, and salt.
  2. Next place these eggs in a bowl.
  3. Combine cheese and panko in another bowl.
  4. Then, heat one large nonstick pan and now add 1 tablespoon of oil to it. After that, swirl that pan to coat this oil.
  5. Now dip the chicken tenders in the egg and later roll in this panko mixture.
  6. After that, add these chicken pieces and now cook for around three to four minutes on each side.
  7. Finally, sprinkle chopped parsley over this, and then serve with lemon quarters.

13. Pesto Pasta With Chicken

lunch ideas for teens - pesto pasta with chicken

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 8 ounces uncooked fusilli pasta
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, divided.
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • One medium onion, cut into half-inch slices
  • 1/3 ounces of fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, finely grated and divided.
  • 4 cups of cherry tomatoes
  • Cooking spray

Directions:

  1. First of all, preheat the grill.
  2. Cook pasta following the packet’s instruction but don’t add salt and fat.
  3. Next, place garlic in your food processor and then process on high.
  4. Now add pine nuts, basil, lemon juice, ground pepper and kosher salt. While this processor is still on, gradually pour oil and process till smooth.
  5. Now, brush vinegar (one tablespoon) over the onion slices.
  6. Then, brush the rest of vinegar over these chicken pieces.
  7. Place tomatoes (2 cups) in the center of the foil. After that, fold the foil over these tomatoes and now seal the edges.
  8. Now put onion, chicken, and tomato foil on that grill rack and then coat with cooking spray.
  9. Grill for at least fifteen minutes or till the tomatoes pop and onions are tender.
  10. Remove the tomatoes and onion from the grill.
  11. Turn over this chicken and then cook for additional five minutes.
  12. Chop these onions and afterwards cut the chicken into one-inch slices.
  13. Now add chicken, tomatoes, pesto and onion to the pasta and then toss well.
  14. Afterwards, sprinkle cheese over this and toss gently.
  15. Serve immediately.

14. Chicken Fried Rice

lunch ideas for teens - chicken fried rice

This is also considered among the easiest and healthiest lunch ideas for teens.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup diced skinless plus boneless chicken.
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups long-grain brown rice, cooked
  • 2/3 cup sliced green onions, divided
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • Two large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup chopped carrot.
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped broccoli florets.
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.

Directions:

  1. First of all, heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Next add oil and then swirl to coat.
  3. Now add broccoli and carrots and stir-fry for about 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Then, add peas, chicken, garlic, ½ cup onion, ginger and now stir-fry for three minutes.
  5. Now add rice and cook for about 3 minutes or till it is thoroughly heated. Then, keep stirring occasionally.
  6. Thereafter, push this rice mixture to a side of that pan and now cook eggs on its other side, with no stirring for ten seconds.
  7. Now start stirring for two minutes or till the eggs are scrambled.
  8. After that, add soy sauce, salt, and pepper and sprinkle the rest of onions. Serve hot.

15. Alkalizing Green Soup

lunch ideas for teens - alkalizing green soup

Ingredients:

  • Boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon bouillon powder
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2-inch piece ginger, sliced
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • A pinch Himalayan salt
  • 200 grams courgettes, roughly sliced
  • 100 grams kale, chopped
  • A small pack parsley, roughly chopped
  • 85 grams broccoli
  • Zest and juice of a lime

Instructions:

  1. First of all, make a stock by combining one tablespoon of bouillon powder together with boiling water.
  2. Add ginger, garlic, coriander, salt in a deep pan and then fry on medium flame for around 2 minutes.
  3. Now add water (3 tablespoons) to give moisture to these spices.
  4. Then, add these courgettes, and mix well. Now cook for 3 minutes.
  5. Thereafter, add 400 ml of stock and now simmer for three minutes.
  6. Now add broccoli, kale, lime juice and then cook for another four minutes or till the vegetables are soft.
  7. Turn off the heat and then add chopped parsley.
  8. Now pour this soup in this mixture on high speed.
  9. Finally, garnish with parsley and lemon zest.

16. Butternut Squash Salad

lunch ideas for teens - butternut squash salad

Ingredients:

  • One butternut squash, peeled, deseeded plus diced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 50 grams brown rice
  • 50 grams Puy lentils
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 50 grams dried cranberries.
  • 25 grams pumpkin seeds
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Directions:

  1. First of all, heat the oven to 200°F.
  2. Next spread the squash on one baking sheet, and drizzle some oil over this and bake for half an hour or till it is tender.
  3. Meanwhile, cook lentils and rice in salted water for about 20 minutes.
  4. Then, add broccoli in the final 4 minutes.
  5. Now drain the rice and after that add pumpkin seeds, cranberries, and some seasoning.
  6. Finally, add the squash, pour a little juice and serve.

17. Salad With Citrus Vinaigrette

lunch ideas for teens - salad with citrus vinaigrette

Ingredients:

For the vinaigrette:

  • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 ½ teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil.
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar

For the salad:

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion.
  • 1 ½ cups of zucchini, julienned.
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels
  • 1 ½ cups yellow squash, julienned.
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh basil, finely chopped.

Directions:

  1. In order to prepare the vinaigrette, you need to combine all these ingredients and next stir with the help of a whisk.
  2. In order to make the salad, combine zucchini with the rest of ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Add the vinaigrette and then toss well.

18. Egg And Tomato Frittata

lunch ideas for teens - egg and tomato frittata

This is also one of the easiest lunch ideas for teens that you can try.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bell pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 large tomato
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 egg whites

Directions:

  1. First of all, chop the tomato and pepper. Next beat the egg whites using an electric beater.
  2. Then, set the oven to this broiler setting and now spray the baking dish alongside cooking spray.
  3. Now heat a skillet and then cook pepper for about three minutes or till they soften.
  4. Then, pour whipped egg over this and cooking for around 1 to 2minutes.
  5. Finally, sprinkle these chopped tomatoes over these egg whites.
  6. Transfer this mixture to your baking dish and now broil for three minutes or till the frittata top is light brown in color.
  7. Finally, serve the frittatas with this green salad.

Learn more: Top 9 Beauty & Health Advantages Of Eating Eggs

19. Pan-Grilled Chicken With Salad

lunch ideas for teens - pan-grilled chicken with salad

Ingredients:

  • 4 skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ cup of chopped broccoli
  • ½ cup of chopped cauliflower
  • ½ cup of sliced carrots
  • 4 cups of mixed salad greens.
  • ½ cup of chopped zucchini
  • ½ cup of sliced red onions
  • 2 tablespoons of light dressing.
  • 1 tomato, diced

Directions:

  1. Sprinkle parsley and rosemary over the chicken breast.
  2. Next, coat the grilling pan alongside cooking spray and then heat over medium flame.
  3. Now, grill the chicken breast for around 8 minutes or till they are cooked through.
  4. After that, add zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, red onions, carrots and tomatoes to the grilling pan. Now cooking for around 2 to 3 minutes, stirring often.
  5. Toss these salad greens with dressing.
  6. Place the dressing on these plates and then top with the chicken breasts and veggies.
  7. Season with pepper and salt and serve.

Learn more: Top 13 Salads Ideas For Weight Loss

20. Chicken Bolognese

lunch ideas for teens - chicken bolognese

You also should not miss this recipe when seeking the best lunch ideas for teens.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can crush tomatoes
  • 1 finely chopped small red onion
  • 1 pound ground chicken breast
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 finely chopped celery stalk
  • Two large cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ cup of unsalted tomato paste
  • 2/3 cup of water
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes.

Directions:

  1. Combine crushed tomato, carrots, onion, ground chicken, garlic, celery, tomato paste, salt, red pepper flakes, bay leaves, and water in a slow cooker. Mix well with a wooden spatula.
  2. Cover and then cook on high for around 4 to 5 minutes or till the vegetables are tender, and the chicken is cooked.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta following the packet’s instruction. Then, drain, rinse and keep it aside.
  4. Serve half cup pasta topped with half cup Bolognese sauce.

21. Parmesan Pita Crisps

lunch ideas for teens - parmesan pita crisps

This is also one of the yummiest lunch ideas for teens that you can try.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon of cumin (ground)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper (ground)
  • 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese (coarsely grated)
  • 5 white or whole wheat pitas
  • Salt (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a cup, mix oil, ground pepper and cumin.
  3. Later cut each wheat pita in 1/2. Then, brush aside of this pita half with that oil mixture, and now cut into 8 wedges.
  4. Place the wedges in two pans, sprinkle them with salt and Parmesan to taste.
  5. Bake for around 12 – 15 minutes in order to golden. In half of this baking process, rotate your pans from the racks. Then, cool the crisps.

22. Turkey-Melon Wraps

lunch ideas for teens - turkey-melon wraps

This is also one of the simplest and healthiest lunch ideas for teens.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 small cantaloupe
  • 1/4 cup of bottled horseradish sauce
  • 1 lavash (or 1/2 soft Armenian flatbread)
  • 12 ounces of deli smoked turkey breast, thinly sliced
  • Six large green lettuce leaves

Directions:

  1. Cut this rind from cantaloupe and next cut the flesh into really thick slices.
  2. Then spread this unfold lavash with the horseradish sauce and now top with turkey and lettuce.
  3. On the short end of this lavash, add the cantaloupe slices in the form of a single layer to wrap half of the lavash.
  4. Tightly roll this lavash and then trim the ends. Cut roll into 4 pieces with a knife.

23. Yogurt Parfait

lunch ideas for teens - yogurt parfait

This is also regarded as one of the easiest and simplest lunch ideas for teens.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup of dried cherries
  • ½ cup of low-fat granola
  • ¼ cup of chopped walnuts
  • 1 vanilla yogurt container

Directions:

  1. First of all, add the granola, chopped walnuts, and dried cherries and then mix together in one ziplock bag.
  2. Then, pack it with this vanilla yogurt container.
  3. As it comes to lunch time, allow your kids to mix the ingredients into this yogurt.

Learn more: 11 Healthy Fruit Smoothie Ideas With Yogurt For Summer

24. English Muffin Pizza

lunch ideas for teens - english muffin pizza

Ingredients:

  • 1 plain bagel
  • 4 tablespoons of pizza sauce
  • 2 oz of Mozzarella cheese (shredded)

Directions:

  1. Cut bagel in half and spread pizza sauce on each half, then sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  2. Add favorite toppings and microwave for about one minute.

25. Veggies With Cheesy Salsa 

lunch ideas for teens - veggies with cheesy salsa

This is also one of the best lunch ideas for teens that you can try.

Ingredients:

  • Carrots (peeled and cut)
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers (cut into sticks)
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Green or red peppers (cut into stripes)

Cheesy salsa dip

  • 3/4 cup of cannellini beans (rinsed plus drained)
  • 8 ounces of light cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup of medium-hot salsa

Directions:

  1. In a food processor, add drained beans, cream cheese with a knife blade and then blend at low speed.
  2. After that, add medium-hot salsa and now use pulsing action on the food processor to mix the salsa with the other ingredients.
  3. You can make the dip earlier and place in your refrigerator for a while.

If you want to know more about healthy and delicious recipes, go to our main Food & Recipes page. Hope that this article will help you learn more some easy and healthy lunch ideas for teens. If you have any question or comment, please leave them below, I will respond you as soon as possible. If you know any lunch recipe which your teen like eating, then please share with us by commenting below.

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