As we approach the new school year, parents must prepare for the daily struggle of what to pack their kids for lunch. If you’re a parent looking for quick recipes, or even an adult looking for lunches you can bring to work, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some super fast and straightforward recipes you can make using a food processor that your entire family will love!
Homemade peanut butter
Pretty much everyone loves peanut butter, and one of the most effortless lunches you can make is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. This homemade peanut butter recipe is very simple, considering that all you really need is a food processor and some peanuts. Even better, it only takes about five minutes to make. It can be kept in the fridge for three to four weeks, making lunches super easy when you’re having a stressful morning.
For those with peanut allergies or those who don’t like peanuts, you can also do this with most other nuts!
Pesto with spaghetti
This pesto with spaghetti recipe uses a food processor to make homemade pesto that makes all the difference when it comes to this dish.
It’s pretty simple, meaning most people will probably enjoy it, even kids.
Easy chopped salad
While this salad may be a bit out there for some younger kids, adults or adventurous kids will enjoy this recipe.
This chopped salad recipe is full of good, healthy ingredients that will keep you energized all day long. It’s perfect for lunches at school, work, or home. This ten-minute recipe uses a food processor to chop up veggies, saving you a ton of time.
Sneaky turkey meatballs
Every parent knows the struggle of getting your kids to eat their veggies. Well, these yummy meatballs might do the trick!
This turkey meatball recipe uses your food processor to sneak in some veggies unnoticed, and kids seem to love it. Even better, it only takes 15 minutes to prep, plus 20 minutes baking time, and it also has excellent reviews.
This classic hummus recipe is the perfect add-on to any lunch, and whether you’re dipping veggies, pita bread, pretzels, or crackers, it tastes fantastic!
It uses a food processor to chop and blend all the ingredients so that it’s smooth and ready to eat.
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Want more tips for packing lunches?
Learn How To Pack A Balanced Lunch For Your Entire Family.