Lunch

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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      Barbecue Macaroni Salad

      My family loves a touch of barbecue sauce and ranch dressing in our mac salad. Not too much—just a hint of both makes this everyday salad something special. —Andrea Bolden, Unionville, Tennessee

      Tomato Beef Barley Soup

      1 review

      When my children were young, I needed a soup that everyone would eat—something filling but also something delicious. My sons...


      Fattoush Salad

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


      Mustard Barbecue Shaved Ham

      This recipe makes enough ham sandwiches to feed a crowd and is so easy to put together. Have your butcher...


      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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      50+ Chicken Soup Recipes from Scratch That’ll Warm the Soul

      Warm up cold nights with these chicken soup recipes from scratch. Our of all our favorite types of soup,...


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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,...


      Vegan Squash Soup with Naan Croutons

      This butternut squash soup is so full of flavor that you won't miss the meat or dairy! The added can...


      Saucy Tempeh Sloppy Joes

      I grew up eating sloppy joe sandwiches and can't get enough of the messy deliciousness. Even though I eat meatless...


      Grilled Chickpea Salad Sandwich

      When my mother comes to visit, she enjoys a good old-fashioned chicken salad sandwich. As a vegetarian, I make chickpea...


      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...


      Maple-Barbecue Pork Sandwiches

      If you're serving this pork at a party, keep it warm in a slow cooker. Stir in water, a little...


      Reuben Stromboli

      3 reviews

      I love this quick-to-fix, layered Reuben stromboli. I used another sandwich recipe as a guide but made it with Reuben...

      45 Diabetes-Friendly Lunch Ideas

      Vicki Shanta Retelny, RDN hand picked these diabetes-friendly lunch ideas that have less than 500 calories and 45 gram of...


      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...


      Easy Hamburgers

      These easy hamburgers come together in a snap. Grill and then add your favorite toppings. —James Schend, Taste of Home...


      85 Ultimate Chili Recipes

      Keep the winter blahs away these chili recipes that pack a punch. Loaded with exciting additions, cooking methods or toppings,...


      Ceylon Chicken Curry Noodle Soup

      1 review

      This comforting chicken curry noodle soup is a take on a soup I ate during childhood. It is loaded with...


      Finnish Salmon and Dill Pie

      4 reviews

      Being of Finnish heritage, I am always thrilled when I find a family recipe. This salmon and dill pie came...


      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...


      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...


      Tofu Salad

      To make the tofu extra crispy in this tofu salad recipe, we recommend draining some of the liquid and cooking...


      Chicken Souvlaki Pitas

      1 review

      These chicken souvlaki pitas are a favorite at our house, especially in summer. With just a few ingredients and a...


      8 Healthy, Easy School Lunch Ideas You Can Make Ahead

      Your weekday just got easier. Use these school lunch ideas as templates for quick and healthy meals that come together...


      Strawberry Lime Pretzel Salad

      2 reviews

      I gave a classic salad a holiday twist by making green, white and red layers. The combination of salty, sweet,...


      50 At-Home Lunches Your Whole Family Will Love

      Whether you and your kiddos are in-person or online this fall, these lunch ideas are sure to satisfy the entire...