These 5 recipes for back-to-school don’t just refer to students who are unaffected by the pandemic but also to those who are doing online learning until they’re in the clear.

It is also a dilemma because my children do not like the food that the school canteen offers (but I also don’t mind because then I know what they eat and that it’s nutritional and filling).

So, if you, too, have given up the school canteen and want to prepare your own lunch, you will have to take on commitments like preparing something that the children like and that is nutritionally balanced every day.

Here are the original Italian recipes for tasty school lunches:

Preparing a complete meal to take to school is not so simple and practical, especially if your household is always in a hurry like mine is. You need something fast to make life easier, as long as it’s nutritionally healthy. You can prepare a panini with 2-3 slices of ham accompanied by vegetables or a slice of mozzarella with some tomatoes doused with olive oil.


Frittata (omelet)-

The frittata with potatoes is a recipe that children like very much because it is rich in potatoes and also very filling and substantial. If you don’t want to fry the potatoes, you can boil them, and they will be more digestible.

potato frittata

Other simple frittata recipes are also available, such as the frittata with peas, which includes mozzarella pieces. If the omelet remains compact and lightly greased, cook it in the oven.

frittata with peas


Among the foods most appreciated by children are undoubtedly meatballs. Meatballs are practical to take to school as they can be prepared in advance.

You can prepare meatballs, eggplant, zucchini, or ricotta balls. As you can see, you can unleash your imagination when preparing these lunch treats.

Eggplant balls (Polpette di Melanzane)

Italian Ricotta Fritters Recipe (Polpette di Ricotta)

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