10 Easy Summer Lunch Ideas

These easy summer lunch ideas are here to help you offer nutritious lunches that are quick, yummy, and perfect for warm days.

This is a Cherry Smoothie with Sugar-Free Banana Muffins as an example of an easy lunch built around a smoothie.


Little wedges of slightly warmed pita with hummus—either Homemade Hummus or store-bought—is a really easy lunch option. Add a fruit and a simple veggie and you’re ready to go.


We love Pesto Pasta Salad for easy summer meals and it’s great to pack for lunch since it’s good cold or at room temperature. Here, it’s paired with Mission Mighty Me puffs and diced cantaloupe.


You can dice this up into small pieces for younger kids or use a mini size bagel. Spread on cream cheese and jam, PB&J, SB&J or hummus. Add fruit and a simple veggie for lunch to round it out.


You can serve a regular bean and cheese taco of course, or serve it deconstructed like this for younger kids who aren’t quite up to the coordination it takes for a regular taco.


This is an easy idea that’s great all year round and it’s super versatile. Shown here are Triscuits, a cheese stick, pepperoni, snap peas and diced mango.


Simply make a quesadilla as you usually would, adding a thin layer of pizza sauce with the shredded cheese. I cut them into thin wedges for toddlers and add a simple side of fruit.


Homemade Uncrustables are easy to make and my kids always get so excited to see them for lunch! You can use any fillings you like and you can make them ahead too.


Breakfast for lunch is always fun, and it’s also really nice on a warm summer day. Here I have it in an Omie Life Bento Box with kiwi, strawberries, and Sungold cherry tomatoes.


Snack Plate: This is one of our go-to summer lunches since you can use whatever you have, serve it on individual plates or family style for everyone. It’s basically a kid-friendly cheese plate.


Remember that appetites can vary when the weather gets warm and kids drinks are just as important as food.