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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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    Pomegranate, Chicken and Farro Salad

    This chicken and pomegranate salad is special—simple, yet sophisticated—and never fails to win raves. I use quick-cooking farro, which takes only 10 minutes on the stovetop. Many stores now carry packaged pomegranate seeds in the refrigerated produce section year-round. —David Dahlman, Chatsworth, California

    Fattoush Salad

    Fattoush salad is very popular in the Middle East. It uses sumac, which is a unique spice that adds an...


    33 Brand-New (and Healthy!) Soups You Haven’t Tried Yet

    These healthy soup recipes make cozy, satisfying meals or sides—and with fewer calories than other soups, they're on the lighter...


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    Top 10 Lunch Recipes Under 300 Calories

    Need lunch this week? Plan on packing one of these 300-calorie lunch recipes. Whether you prefer soups, salads or sandwiches,...


    Grandma’s Classic Potato Salad

    When I asked my grandmother how old this classic potato salad recipe was, she told me that her mom used...

    Cumin-Spiced Lentil Burgers

    1 review

    My lovely Turkish daughter-in-law has shared many recipes with our family. I transformed her original lentil log recipe (a traditional...


    Kalua Pork

    3 reviews

    Planning a luau-themed party? This Kalua pork is the perfect main dish for your get-together. It's a no-fuss crowd-pleaser meal...

    Thai Salad with Peanut Dressing

    This Thai salad is very fresh and flavorful. The peanut garnish adds a satisfying crunch. —James Schend, Taste of Home...


    Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Chocolate Mole Soup

    1 review

    This recipe is perfect for those days when you’re craving something just a little bit different. It’s spicy, flavorful and...


    Italian Dressing

    This is a satisfying all-purpose Italian dressing recipe. Use this homemade version on salad greens, in vegetable salads or even...


    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...

    Chicken Tomatillo Soup

    2 reviews

    I had tomatillos to use and wanted to make something more exquisite than salsa verde. I combined two favorite recipes,...


    39 Healthy Lunch Ideas for Anyone on a Budget

    Save money, feel good and keep your energy up all day long with our cheap, healthy lunch ideas!


    Vegetarian Chili

    Vegetarian skillet chili screams comfort food to me. This recipe makes me feel warm and fuzzy, and it's loved by...


    Quick and Healthy Turkey Veggie Soup

    I freeze our leftover turkey at the holidays so we can enjoy meals like this year-round. This soup is especially...


    Green Salad with Shrimp and Wine Vinaigrette

    This veggie and seafood salad is light and versatile—you can use whatever vegetables you prefer. —Cecilia Flowers, Nashville, North Carolina

    Carrot and Lentil Chili

    I make this lentil chili in the fall or spring. I love the satisfying combination of fresh bright orange carrots...


    Air-Fryer Black Bean Veggie Burgers

    Meatless meals will be so tasty when these hearty air-fryer veggie burgers are on the menu. Guacamole and sour cream...


    20+ Healthy Chili Recipes to Warm You Up

    Keep the winter blues away and get cozy with some help from these healthy chili recipes. From lean ground beef...


    Easy Seafood Salad

    6 reviews

    This easy seafood salad was inspired by a dish I had in the Bahamas that featured conch. I substituted crab...


    Pressure Cooker Loaded Chicken Veggie Soup

    1 review

    When someone at our house gets sick, I whip up this quick and easy chicken soup. It resembles chicken noodle,...


    Dilly Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

    2 reviews

    These chickpea salad sandwiches are super flavorful and contain less fat and cholesterol than chicken salad. They make delightful picnic...


    Cucumber Coleslaw

    3 reviews

    I created this cucumber coleslaw recipe so I could use a julienne peeler I received as a gift. I had...


    Southwestern Pasta Salad

    8 reviews

    I created this southwestern pasta salad for a friend who owns a catering business. I was told it was a...

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    60 Easy Healthy Soup Recipes

    Filled to the brim with flavorful ingredients, these easy healthy soup recipes will keep you on track.


    Pressure-Cooker Lentil Pumpkin Soup

    3 reviews

    Plenty of herbs and spices brighten up my hearty pumpkin soup. It?s just the thing we need on nippy days...


    Air-Fryer Tuna Burgers

    My family was accustomed to traditional beef burgers before trying these fried tuna patties. At first they were hesitant, but...


    Air-Fryer Chickpea and Red Onion Burgers

    1 review

    When chilly days arrive and we retire the grill to the garage, I bake a batch of air-fryer chickpea burgers....


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    75 Low-Calorie Soup Recipes You’ll Want to Ladle Up

    Grab a bowl of comfy, cozy soup without the guilt! Each of these low-calorie soup recipes is packed with at...


    Pressure-Cooker Five-Bean Chili

    A hearty bowl of chili always reminds me of my mom's cooking. While I love this classic recipe, I wanted...