These mini pizzas are delicious and healthy, and the perfect lunch, student snack or appetizer. Get Cat Cora's terrific recipe here.
These tasty toasted sandwiches are so quick & easy, and make for a hearty lunch or dinner that's so much cheaper than fast food. Try out Anne Coleman's delicious recipe here.
Empanadas are delicious, savory little pies that are the perfect bite-sized treat for little ones and adults alike. Get Catherine Newman's tasty recipe here.
Yummy cheese and ham make these homemade paninis a hit, and they're quick and easy to make. Get Alison Needham's great sandwich recipe here.
This version of a lunchtime sandwich will get "oohs" and "ahhs" in the lunchroom at school from kids and teachers alike. Get the recipe for these fun little bites.
These vegetarian patties are tasty enough that even the carnivores in your family should like them. Freezing and then thawing tofu gives it a nice chewy texture that can't be duplicated any other way.
Here's an easy dip to try. For these small and nearly-instant recipes, I use canned beans, and find them perfectly thrifty, happily quick, and acceptably tasty. However, if I'm using a lot of beans -- in a soup, say -- then I use dried, because they taste better and are cheaper. It makes a wholesome packed lunch: a little container of dip, along with a bag of tortilla or pita chips and some carrot sticks makes a nice change of pace from a sandwich.
Heres a version of chicken tortilla soup thats
both super-easy and delicious. To make it even quicker, use
crumbled baked tortilla chips in place of the homemade tortilla
strips and skip Steps 1-2.
Packed with protein from cheese and fiber from juicy pears, this out-of-the-ordinary quesadilla makes a healthy and delicious snack or lunch dish for kids, and they can help you prepare it.
Stirring salsa into versatile canned refried beans makes a
quick and healthy bean dip. It also works well as a sandwich
spread with your favorite vegetables and a sprinkle of