A Whole Week's Worth of Back-to-School Lunches — Fall Fest
It's that time of year again, folks. Get back in the swing of the school year by tricking out your kids' lunchboxes with colorful, tasty recipes for every day of the week. These easy-to-make, take-to-school lunch ideas can take you from Monday through Friday, and they're sure to take the cafeteria by storm.
Fill a thermos with Guy Fieri's hearty, satisfying turkey chili recipe (pictured above). A single batch can easily feed two kids for the better part of a week — plus, chili is as freezer-friendly as it gets.
Use leftover pasta from last night's dinner to make Ellie Krieger's veggie-packed Rainbows and Butterflies Pasta Salad for Food Network Magazine. It's loaded up with corn, edamame, bell peppers and carrots, plus a little grated Parmesan.
Get the kids over the hump by putting a twist on the go-to turkey sandwich. Add juicy, sweet grapes and almonds to turkey breast salad for easy-to-make Crunchy Turkey Salad Sandwiches.
Pack a bit of variety with Food Network Kitchen's Cheddar-Scallion Biscuit Lunchbox. Fun and filling, this bento-style box comes stocked with a hard-boiled egg, fruit and homemade cream-based biscuits that couldn't be easier to make.
End the week with the most-beloved kid-friendly food of all: chicken nuggets. Make Panko-Crusted Chicken Nuggets the night before; they’re tender and crispy without all the frying. Pack them in a lunchbox with your kids’ favorite veggies, plus a dipping sauce like ketchup, honey mustard or barbecue sauce.
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