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You need quick and easy lunch recipes for school, and healthy lunch recipes for work to make on busy weeks. Don’t miss recipes for lunch at home, too!

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    Dairy-Free Cream of Chicken Soup

    This delicious homemade dairy-free cream of chicken soup couldn't be easier to make. Since it's made with almond milk and olive oil, it's a wonderful dairy-free alternative to the canned soups often called for in recipes. —James Schend, Taste of Home

    Chunky Potato Leek Soup

    1 review

    My family and I crave a steaming bowl of potato leek soup on a cold winter evening, but we don't...


    Creamy Spinach Mushroom Soup

    This spinach mushroom soup is the perfect accompaniment to any buffet. It can even be made ahead, then warmed and...


    Wild Rice and Lentil Salad

    This healthy, protein-packed salad is a perfect main dish for the vegetarians who grace your holiday table—or as a side...


    Marinated Vegetables with Olives

    Veggies play nicely together in a healthy, easy dish that can be an appetizer or a salad.
    —Sue Hansen,...

    Vegan Carrot Soup

    Yukon Gold potatoes—instead of cream—make a smooth carrot soup vegan and add a mild sweetness. If you don't have Yukon...


    Ginger-Peanut Green Bean Salad

    This green bean recipe showcases crisp, fresh-from-the-garden produce with a zesty peanut vinaigrette. Red chilis and chopped nuts add interesting...

    Mediterranean Brown Rice Salad

    My family and friends all love this salad, which they've referred to as "the Greek salad." The recipe makes enough...


    Orzo with Feta and Arugula

    3 reviews

    In my family, we love salads because they’re an interesting way to blend many different flavors. This orzo salad is...


    Crab and Asparagus Soup

    14 reviews

    I get rave reviews from family and friends whenever I make this soup, but the biggest compliment was when my...


    Dairy-Free Cream of Mushroom Soup

    9 reviews

    This homemade version of the canned standard— has no dairy or preservatives. Try it in your favorite green bean casserole...

    Golden Butternut Squash Soup

    2 reviews

    I created this soup for my vegan relatives for Christmas Eve, but everyone ended up loving it, too! It's so...


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    Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup

    9 reviews

    This is a wonderful addition to potlucks, and it comes together so easily! Cauliflower makes a nice, extra creamy backdrop...


    Cleo’s Potato Salad

    1 review

    My mom, Cleo Lightfoot, loved cooking all kinds of different recipes, but her favorite meal was one she made when...


    Pumpkin-Coconut Soup

    3 reviews

    Thai food lovers will go crazy for this soup. It has a deep flavor from the combination of onion, coconut...


    Caramelized Onion Potato Salad

    This is the recipe I make on a day where a little extra time isn't an issue and I'm craving...

    Ground Beef Veggie Stew

    5 reviews

    This is a wonderful, hearty stew to help use up all the late-summer veggies in your garden. I like that...


    Sour Cream Potato Soup

    13 reviews

    This special soup is a true family favorite. I received the recipe from my sister and then passed it on...


    Golden Gouda Mushroom Soup

    7 reviews

    Here’s a fantastic first course for guests. Rich, creamy and cheesy, it will warm you from the inside out and...


    Hash Brown Potato Salad

    2 reviews

    Frozen hash browns pare down prep time for this quick mayonnaise potato salad from Myra Innes of Auburn, Kansas. "It's...


    Quick Mushroom Barley Soup

    13 reviews

    I surprised my mother with a visit some years ago, and she was preparing this soup when I walked in....


    Grandma’s Tomato Soup

    2 reviews

    This recipe is my grandmother’s. Originally, Gram even made the tomato juice in it from scratch! Gram had this soup...


    Connie’s Tortellini Salad

    3 reviews

    Toss satisfying cheese tortellini and mozzarella with refreshing veggies for a substantial potluck salad. Sometimes I keep a bowl of...


    Spicy Cheeseburger Soup

    43 reviews

    This creamy and spicy cheeseburger soup brings my family to the table in a hurry. I love the warming zip...

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    Asian Pork and Noodle Soup

    2 reviews

    This soup can be made quickly and features flavors from ginger, sesame, soy sauce and green onions. Cantonese bean thread...


    Oh-So-Good Chicken Soup

    2 reviews

    I came up with this soup one weekend when my wife and I were hungry for something better than the...


    Rich and Creamy Tomato Soup

    17 reviews

    "My husband, who doesn't like tomato soup, really likes this rich and creamy version," informs Marie Keyes of Cheney, Washington....


    Spicy Peanut Soup

    1 review

    After enjoying a spicy peanut soup at a little cafe, I knew I had to try to duplicate it at...


    Tomato Spinach Soup

    6 reviews

    I first sampled this soup in a local restaurant. After some experimenting with ingredients and seasonings, I finally found a...


    Italian-Style Lentil Soup

    14 reviews

    I cook with lentils often because they're a nutritious, inexpensive source of protein. This low-fat soup is one of my...