Easy Lunches

Have you stalled on ideas for a delicious and creative lunch? Whether you are brown-bagging it or eating at home, we have some easy options for this important midday meal. Our collection includes scrumptious choices like grilled chicken, pasta salad, sub sandwiches, beef stew, veggie salad, potato soup, hot dogs, wraps, grilled cheese, corn chowder, and even a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a twist. Not eating at home? No worries -- take your lunch on the road and enjoy one of our fresh and easy picnic selections. We offer step-by-step instructions on how to make salad dressing, chicken noodle soup, and ramen noodle salad. And if you are looking for health-conscious selections, we have recipes that satisfy all five food groups such as flank steak, taco salad, pork chili, and beef sandwiches. We also share some hints and tips on how to build a healthy sandwich that's full of flavor.

For a lighter take on a whole grain salad, this base uses equal parts bulgur...

Filled with chickpeas, avocado, and freekah, this salad is sure to keep you...

This spicy jalapeno topping would work just as well on steak, chicken or shrimp.

Quick pickled carrots and cucumbers stand up well to the rich and savory pork...

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Clean mushrooms with a quick rinse, then pat dry with paper towels. Try...

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Lemon peel contrasts pleasantly with the spice in these tender cookie cutouts.

The colorful, fresh vegetables and oozy melted cheese in these fajita-style...

This superfood salad is far from a boring bowl of leafy greens. Tender slow...

Beat the boredom of your everyday lunch with this totable grain salad that...

Roasted beets add the just-right amount of sweetness to these bacon-stuffed...

The lentils and barley give this pleasing poultry soup an earthy, down-home...

We like to serve this spicy fish dish with plenty of fresh lime wedges.

A sturdy bread, such as ciabatta, holds up well on the grill. The cheese melts...

Showy sliced radishes and strawberries pop against green beans and sugar snap...

Lunch, fast. Two words that may mean a drive-through to you, but we have more...

If you're ready to transcend mundane lunches and get hip about eating healthy,...

School lunch has never been this cute. See how mom Ashley Thompson combined...

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