Recipes for… Sandwiches and Munchies

recipes-3Mozzarella and Tomato

This simple sandwich is a cinch to make and pack. Prepare it the night before and give the flavors a chance to mingle.

Tuna Salad

Our tuna salad recipe is sure to be your child’s new favorite sandwich stuffing.

Chicken and Fruit Salad

With chunk white-meat chicken and sweet fruit, this sandwich filler will be a lunchtime favorite.

Turkey-Meatball Pitas

Lean turkey and an easy-to-handle pita make this healthy sandwich fun to eat.

Ham and Cheese Pitas

Update the classic sandwich by swapping out bread for crisp pita.

Turkey-Melon Wraps

Your kids will love the sweet cantaloupe that transforms a typical turkey sandwich.

Garden Turkey Sandwich with Lemon Mayo

Liven up a traditional turkey sandwich and create a lunch your kids will love.

Falafel Sandwiches

This fun-to-eat sandwich is easily made, packed, and enjoyed.

Healthy Makeover Meatloaf

Use leftovers from this double-duty recipe to create a kid-friendly sandwich.

Baked Honey-Lime Drumsticks

With this recipe, it’s easy to make your kids feel extra-special at lunchtime.

Fish and Chips

This lightened-up version will give your kids a favorite meal with less fat.

Mini Corn Dogs

This lunchtime munchie scores extra credit for its healthy update.

Recipes for…Soups, Chips, and Dips

Chicken Noodle Soup

Send your kids off to school with a thermos of this hearty soup. Be sure to pack their favorite crackers for dunking.

Three-Bean Vegetable Chili

When your kids tire of the same old sandwich, pack this vegetarian chili.

Chicken Chili with Green Salsa

Slightly spicy, this chili is a fun departure from an ordinary lunch.

Corn and Tomato Chowder

Have your kids enjoy this mild soup with tortilla chips.

Vegetable Soup

Thanks to this tasty soup, getting your kids to eat their veggies has never been easier.

recipes-2Romano-Cheese Flatbread Crisps

These yummy crisps are the perfect companion for a tasty dip like hummus.

Parmesan Pita Crisps

Give your kids a healthy alternative to potato chips. Baked crisps have all the crunch without the fat.

Hummus

Fill a piece of Tupperware with a scoop of hummus, veggie sticks, and pita strips.

Perfect Guacamole

Holy guacamole! Your kids will love dipping baked tortillas into this mildly spiced classic recipe.

Cheesy Salsa Dip and Peanut-Butter-Ginger Dip

Cut up your child’s favorite veggies and pack them along with these tasty dips.

Recipes for…Healthy Desserts

Almond Macaroon Fingers

recipes-1A sweet treat like these cookies are the highlight of your child’s lunch hour.

Brownie Bites

Your child works hard all day. Give him or her a sweet reward with these rich brownies.

Figgy Bars

Skip the prepackaged bars and make your own lunchbox-friendly healthy treat.

Lemon Meringue Drops

Light and tangy, these sunny cookies are the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.

Whole-Grain Ginger Snaps

Better-for-you whole-grain cookies are a great choice for a healthy lunchbox.

Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies

Add chocolate chips or other favorite mix-ins to this healthier cookie dough.

Peanut Butter and Jam Bars

This hearty treat is perfectly packable. Experiment with different flavors of preserves.

Apple Crumb Squares

All the taste of pie, in easy-to-pack squares.


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