Looking for easy, fuss-free lunches to pack for your kid? That’s where recipes that taste best cold (or at room temperature) come into play. While a hot lunch can certainly be a satisfying meal, a cold lunch is a godsend when it comes to back-to-school time — it means you don’t have to procure temperature-sensitive containers or worry about whether the food will still be safe and tasty to consume once it’s dropped to a cooler internal temperature.
From pasta salads to sandwich wraps to finger foods, the chilled lunch format offers many options. To lend a helping hand during this busy back-to-school season, we’re sharing 15 delicious ideas for easy, cold lunches that kids (and adults!) will love.