Kid-Approved Lunches

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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

Broccoli and Bacon Mac and Cheese

What’s more fun than finding a container full of swirly, twirly corkscrew pasta smothered in creamy cheese sauce?

Get the Recipe: Broccoli and Bacon Mac and Cheese

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

Meat Lover’s Pizza Crescent Ring

All of the flavors of pizza, rolled up into buttery crescent dough: Send a slice of the ultimate kid-approved meal to school!

Get the Recipe: Meat Lover's Pizza Crescent Ring

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

Shark Quesadillas

Take a bite out of mid-day hunger with this shark-inspired lunch. For the perfect texture, let the quesadillas cool completely before packing them in your little one’s lunch box.

Get the Recipe: Shark Quesadillas

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

Wagon Wheel Pasta Salad

Your kids will love eating their veggies with this yummy salad. Fun, wheel-shaped pasta gets a colorful makeover with broccoli, corn and tomatoes.

Get the Recipe: Wagon Wheel Pasta 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

Chicken Noodle Soup

Fill an insulated container with a good, old-fashioned favorite. No time to make the stock from scratch? Store-bought works just as well in this recipe.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Noodle Soup

Mini Quiches with Peas and Bacon

Make their day with a breakfast-for-lunch-inspired recipe: cheesy eggs baked in a mini pie crust along with crisp, salty bacon.

Get the Recipe: Mini Quiches with Peas and Bacon

Mel’s Banana Muffins

These muffins are packed with two times the wholesome goodness; wheat germ and whole-wheat flour make them a hearty and satisfying lunch for anyone with a sweet tooth!

Get the Recipe: Mel's Banana Muffins

Fun Shaped Sandwiches

Pint-sized sandwiches in fun shapes make the perfect school lunch. These ones feature lots of kid-favorite ingredients: turkey, cheese, tomato and crisp cucumber.

Get the Recipe: Easy Kids' Lunches: Fun Shaped Sandwiches