Kid-Approved Lunches

Get kid-approved lunchbox ideas from Food Network chefs.
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Jeff's Roasted Chicken Salad Wrap

Use leftover roast chicken to whip up Jeff's chicken salad studded with sweet cranberries and crunchy celery. Wrap it up in soft tortillas for a lunchbox-friendly meal.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Roasted Chicken Salad Wrap

10-Minute Tomato Soup

This soup really does take only 10 minutes, and that's including cleanup! Send it with a cheese sandwich for the perfect any-season meal.

Get the Recipe: Ten-Minute Tomato Soup

Ree's Strawberry-Oatmeal Bars

Ree's sweet homemade strawberry bars are sure to become a lunchbox favorite.

Get the Recipe: Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Take-to-School Taco Bar

If your kids love taco night, surprise them with a taco bar that fits neatly into their lunchbox. Serve with quick, healthy versions of guacamole and salsa.

Get the Recipe: Take-to-School Taco Bar

Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Guy Fieri's son Hunter whips up a mean brown-bag lunch with this chicken salad sandwich three times a week!

Get the Recipe: Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Chicken Salad Rolls

Make this chicken salad the night before to let the flavors meld. In the morning, all you have to do is assemble.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Salad Rolls

Panko-Crusted Chicken Nuggets

Few foods are more kid-friendly than nuggets, and this version is tender and crispy (without a deep fryer) thanks to buttermilk and Japanese breadcrumbs. Save time by making them the night before.

Get the Recipe: Panko Chicken Nuggets

Turkey Reubens

This deli turkey sandwich is served on hearty rye bread and smothered in melted swiss cheese.

Get the Recipe: Turkey Reubens

Tuna Salad

Skip the mayo and dress with olive oil instead.

Get the Recipe: Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Cold Peanut Soba Noodles with Chicken

Instead of leftover Chinese, send 'em to school with these soba noodles covered in a peanut butter and soy sauce glaze.

Get the Recipe: Cold Peanut Soba Noodles With Chicken

Sesame-Pecan Chicken Strips

Make a chicken dinner in 25 minutes, then bring the leftovers for lunch the next day.

Get the Recipe: Sesame-Pecan Chicken Strips

Fruit Leather Roll-Ups

Make your own fruit leather with this easy recipe and sneak it into your child's lunch for a surprise dessert.

Get the Recipe: Fruit Leather Roll-Ups

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