The stirfry station is my go-to if I'm ever stuck eating at Foodlife. Fresh ingredients, cooked in a wok right in front of you. Can't go wrong.
If you're a fan of Big Bowl (I am), then the "Chinese by Big Bowl" food station would be a decent option also...it's not as good as the restaurant because everything's sitting in steam trays, but it's not terrible.
There's also pretty standard upscale-mall sushi...not as good as a neighborhood sushi joint, but not nearly as bad as pre-packaged Jewel sushi.
The sausage/hot dog station serves Vienna Beef products, so it's a reasonable option for you as well.
Finally, the taqueria isn't great, but it isn't awful if some of the kids don't like any of the Asian options. I guess there's pizza too...I don't care for the pizza at Foodlife, but it's dough, sauce, and cheese, so some of the kids might still like it.
Here's their website for more info: http://www.foodlifechicago.com/