It’s been just about a month since the teens have gotten out of school and they’ve been eating us out of house and home. They are constantly hungry and looking for things to shove into their bottomless tummies, so I’m always on the look out for quick and easy lunch ideas. If you’re in my boat too, here are 15 Teen Summer Lunch Ideas that your teen(s) can make to satisfy their hunger pains.
15 Teen Summer Lunch Ideas
Hungry teens will usually make their own meals if the recipe takes little effort, so these 10 teen summer lunch ideas all fit the ‘quick-n-easy’ bill and can be made by any teen or mom/dad in a pinch.
Quick Meal Prep Tips
To make meal prep easier for teenagers ~
Pre-cook ground hamburger, chicken, bacon, and ground sausage for quick pizzas, quesadillas, dips, quiches, and more.
Stock up on sausages for quick rice and sausage meals.
Have various cold cuts (canned meats work too) and cheeses for quick sandwiches or sliders.
Stock up on ramen noodles and thin cut beef/pork for quick and hearty noodle meals.
Keep boiled eggs in the fridge for snacking, sandwiches, and to add to ramen.
Buy bagels, thick slice bread, tortillas, pre-made pizza dough for quick pizzas and open face sandwiches.
Making pizza at home is easier than ever. Many grocery stores carry pizza dough and all that's needed is to roll it out, add the toppings, and bake. It's economical, easy to customize flavors, and a breeze to make.
Have a teen that doesn't like mayo? Then, this is the tuna salad for them! This tuna salad skips the mayo and uses tomatoes, parsley, scallions, pimentos, green onions, and olive oil to create a flavorful tuna salad mix.
Instead of a full-blown meal, sometimes kids like to just snack throughout the day. This bacon ranch chicken salad is perfect for eating with crackers, but it's also great on bread or rolled in tortillas.
If you have more tips for quick teen meals, leave them in the comments below!