When I was growing up, my mom would send me to school with the best sack lunches, complete with a loving note tucked in. Now my oldest daughter is still in preschool, so I fortunately haven't had to start packing lunches yet, but I can tell you, when the time comes, there's no way I'll be living up to my mom's stellar example. Between juggling work, kids, and life in general, the idea of packing lunches daily seems rather overwhelming. If you're in the same boat, fret not, there are some awesome school lunch Instant Pot recipes out there that will make the task at hand infinitely easier.
Thanks to the Instant Pot, gone are the days of having to cut the crust off peanut butter and jelly sammies, or rely on deli meats to provide some protein. This appliance can really elevate what you're slipping into your kid's (insulated) lunch box. I even have a friend who does a "meal share" with one of her neighbors — they each make an Instant Pot recipe and give each other half. That way, their children's lunches get more variety. With a smart strategy like that, maybe packing lunches doesn't have to be that bad.
So, without further ado, here are eight super easy, super tasty dishes that your kids will love pulling out at the lunch table. (Note: You'll want to make sure your kiddo has a good insulated lunch box to keep the some of these hot.)