Chefs' School Lunch Picks

Food Network stars reveal their kids’ favorite lunch-box treats and dish out the secret recipes

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Rainbows and Butterflies Pasta Salad

Leave it to Ellie Krieger, host of Healthy Appetite, to make sure every color on the veggie spectrum ends up in her daughter's lunch.

Get the Recipe: Rainbows and Butterflies Pasta Salad

Ryder's Turkey Chili

Busy dad Guy Fieri knows how to run an efficient kitchen. A single batch of his chili will feed two kids for the better part of a week.

Get the Recipe: Ryder's Turkey Chili

Fresh Mozzarella BLT with Pesto

Tyler Florence has plenty of tricks for getting kids to eat well, like a high-concept lunch box. He stacks the meal in an empty tennis-ball canister.

Get the Recipe: Fresh Mozzarella BLT with Pesto

Crunchy Turkey Salad Sandwiches

Gina and Pat Neely put a twist on traditional turkey sandwiches by adding grapes and almonds to turkey breast salad.

Get the Recipe: Crunchy Turkey Salad Sandwiches

Lunch Tips from Food Network Stars

The worst thing at lunch is a soggy sandwich. Jamie Oliver's trick: Spread butter edge to edge to "waterproof" the bread before adding the meat and fillngs.

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