Let's do lunch! Whether you're brown bagging it at your desk, in your kitchen with friends, or outdoors for a simple weekend picnic, these recipes will help fill you up so you're ready for the day. We have everything you need to enjoy a delicious midday meal, including oodles of recipes for salads, chili, pastas, wraps, paninis, soups, hot dogs, and more. Need lunch in a hurry? We'll provide ideas for lunches you can make ahead of time. We'll also show you smart ways to stretch your leftovers from the night before into a quick and easy meal the next day. You don't need to pack on the pounds for lunch, either. Simply follow our recipes and tips for building a healthier sandwich and salad. We even have instruction for making some of your favorite soups, salads, and salad dressings. You'll never go hungry for lunch with Better Homes and Gardens in your corner.

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How to Enjoy Leftovers for Lunch
Smart Ideas for Leftovers

Cook once and enjoy the leftovers for lunches this week. We can help you with your meal planning.

How to Freeze Leftover Soup

Cook a big pot of soup and savor it during your next few lunch breaks. These three steps ensure it's safe.

Double-Duty Slow Cooker Recipes

Set aside a portion of these make-ahead recipes to help create a delicious and healthy lunch.

Our Best Lunch Salads: How to Make Them
How to Make a Chopped Salad

Chop a salad and toss it with dressing for a delicious, every-bite-is-tasty lunch.

How to Make Salad Dressing

A homemade lunch salad is improved with DIY dressing. Get our vinaigrette formula.

How to Make a Cobb Salad

Bring this restaurant favorite to the lunch hour in four easy steps. Here's how!

How to Make a Healthy Lunch
Make a Healthier Sandwich for Lunch

Sandwiches are a super popular lunchtime choice. Learn how you can save some calories by making some smart swaps.

Three Steps to a Healthier Salad (Plus Recipes!)

Get in more fruits and vegetables by enjoying a salad at lunch. We help you lay off the calories with some helpful salad-making tips.

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  • Lunch Recipes

    Don’t settle for a subpar lunch. Make one of our yummy sandwiches, soups, salads, or pastas for your midday meal.


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