This colorful adaptation of traditional Southern succotash makes a fresh and exciting lunch. Blueberries add a hint of seasonal sweetness, while Tahini Dressing delivers a creamy finish. Find frozen or canned lima beans in most supermarkets; frozen shelled edamame makes a good substitute.
Nutty-tasting soba noodles are delicious when slurped up cold, making them a great option for a make-ahead lunch. This recipe livens them up with a sprightly pesto, colorful veggies and meaty chicken. Think of this dish as an unlikely match-up of delicious Japanese and Mediterranean flavors. Look for gluten-free soba noodles, made with 100% buckwheat. You’ll have extra Broccoli Pesto on hand, which can be used in other dishes or frozen for future use.
The genius about this soup-in-a-jar recipe is that you layer in the ingredients and then add hot water when you’re ready for lunch. Eating healthy couldn’t be easier. Scale up ingredient amounts to make as many jars as you like. Prepared jars can be refrigerated up to 1 week. Use wide-mouth canning jars (as they’re made to withstand heat) and remove jars from the refrigerator an hour or so before adding hot water to reduce the temperature change.
This medley of great flavors, colors and textures will leave your sandwich-holding colleagues drooling with envy. This is exactly the sort of meal you’ll spend all morning looking forward to. Store salad and dressing separately; combine them just before leaving the house (or ideally, just before serving).
There’s hardly a prettier pie than this cool, creamy banana cream pie. Cradled in a decadent chocolate-topped vanilla wafer crust and topped with an airy, lightly browned meringue, it’s a guaranteed favorite dessert. This recipe can be made egg-free.
This bright-colored pie is a delicious, refreshing dessert to serve on a hot day. It brings out the best of summer strawberries. Freeze the pie at least 2 hours before slicing and serving. Top each slice with a sprig of fresh mint and a dollop of yogurt, whipped cream or ice cream of choice, if desired.
These crunchy chickpeas are an excellent source of protein, healthy fats, fiber and good carbohydrates. Vegan and free from the top food allergens, they’re fun to munch at the lunch table and after school. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
This crunchy granola is simple to make, free from the top food allergens and bursting with the delicious flavor of chai (without the caffeine). Serve it plain, over yogurt or in a bowl with your milk of choice. Store cooled granola in an airtight container at room temperature.
These creamy kid-friendly cups are naturally sweetened and loaded with healthy ingredients like chia seeds, fruit and seed butter. To vary the flavor to your liking, use your favorite pureed fruit or no-sugar added fruit preserves. Store in the refrigerator up to 3 days.
Loaded with protein and healthy fats, these nutritious and delicious bites make a perfect lunchtime treat. They’re gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free. Store these treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.