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5 quick kid-friendly vegan lunch recipes for quarantine

Written by Caroline DiNicola Fawley
5 quick kid-friendly vegan lunch recipes for quarantine

Quick Take

Social distancing means a LOT of family time! While this is great for child development, it can be a little overwhelming for everyone. Not only are you all adjusting to a new routine, you may be trying to homeschool WHILE working from home. 

And if your kids are usually provided lunch at school, making lunch may seem like another monkey wrench in your already busy day. We're here to help you hurdle this hump with 5 quick and easy kid-friendly vegan lunch ideas for quarantine. Each recipe here takes very little time to prepare, is healthy, and can be made gluten free! 

(Note: we know a lot of families rely on school lunch programs to feed their children during the day. If you're worried about feeding your kids right now, please check out these resources.) 

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5 quick and easy kid-friendly lunch ideas for quarantine

1. Chickpea salad

2. Tahini sweet potato

3. Peanut butter, banana, and raisin toast

4. Mexican stuffed baked potato

5. Hummus and cucumber sandwiches

BONUS: kid-friendly plant-based snack ideas

More tips to make parenting easier during social distancing

Try these 5 throw-it-together lunches that are quick to make during quarantine! 

Pro Tip: If you have the time, have your child help with the lunch-making process! Involving them in the process can help them be more excited to eat healthy, plus it totally counts as a homeschool activity!

1. Chickpea salad 


1 can of chickpeas, slightly mashed 

2 ribs of celery, chopped

1 mashed avocado

½ a lemon, squeezed 

2 teaspoons of dill 

Sea salt


Mix ingredients together and serve over a bed of greens, in a wrap, or on a sandwich. Optional: Add sprouts

2. Tahini sweet potato 


1 sweet potato


Prick a sweet potato multiple times then pop in the microwave until soft (about 4-5 minutes for small sweet potato; 6-8 minutes for a larger one). Split open and drizzle with tahini. 

3. Peanut butter, banana and raisin toast


MamaSezz Original Sandwich Thins (or whole grain or GF bread)

All natural peanut butter

1 banana

¼ cup of Raisins 



Toast a slice of bread, and smear with all-natural peanut butter. Top with sliced bananas, raisins, and dust with peanut butter.  

4. Mexican stuffed baked potato


1 cup of Black Beans

1 cup of corn

Green onion, chopped

Garlic powder

Chili powder 


Microwave potato until soft. Top with ½ a cup of black beans, ½ a cup of frozen corn and microwave. Sprinkle with spices and top with green onion. 

5. Hummus and cucumber sandwiches


Oil-free hummus 

MamaSezz Everything Bagel Thins (or whole grain or gluten free bread)

1 cucumber, sliced 


Smear hummus on the bread, and top with a thick layer of cucumber slices. Dust with sea salt and pepper. 

BONUS: Quick kid-friendly plant-based snack ideas

Raw veggies dipped in hummus or oil-free dressing
Ants on a log
Peanut butter smeared apple

Get more plant-based snack ideas here.

More tips to make parenting easier during social distancing

Suddenly working from home with kids? Here are our top tips for being productive while working from home during this unprecedented time. 

Running out of ideas to keep your family busy while cooped up at home? Here are some of our favorite family-friendly activities to help pass the time (and keep everyone sane!) while social distancing.

Feeling extra anxious and stressed as a parent right now? Here are 5 helpful coping strategies parents can use to find the calm and help your kids feel safe right now. 


By Caroline DiNicola Fawley

Caroline is a plant-based chef, recipe designer, and whole food plant-based nutrition educator, with a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies

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