Healthy Lunch

15 Salad Recipes That Taste Nothing Like Diet Food

15 Salad Recipes That Taste Nothing Like Diet Food

Get inspired to veg out and eat clean with these anything-but-boring salad recipes.

Waffle Grilled Cheese

Waffle Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese sandwiches don't have to just be American on white. Mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes, and arugula appear in this kid-friendly "waffled" twist.

Winter Superfood Saute

Winter Superfood Saute

Loaded with superfood ingredients like butternut squash, kale, and quinoa, this vegetarian meal will be on heavy rotation in your home in 2016.

Smashed Peas on Ricotta Toasts

Smashed Peas on Ricotta Toasts

Fancy toast is all the rage lately. Try the trend by topping multigrain bread with ricotta and a smashed pea and edamame spread for a tasty light lunch.

Christmas Kids Lunch: Jingle Bell Reindeer Sandwich

Christmas Kids Lunch: Jingle Bell Reindeer Sandwich

Silver bells ring-a-ling, sleigh bells tingling, and jingle bells jingle all the way. Oh yes, the sounds of the holiday season, when nine soaring reindeer dress in their best, pull a sleigh through the winter’s night sky and Christmas ...more

MyPlate Meal: Healthy (and Hot!) Make-Ahead Lunch

MyPlate Meal: Healthy (and Hot!) Make-Ahead Lunch

While most of us would relish an old-fashioned European-style lunch (a full hour, a hot meal, and never eaten in a cubicle), all too often the reality is lunch scarfed down at our desks or in our cars, not to mention all the moms who lovingly ...more

MyPlate Meal: Easy, Healthy (and Transportable!) Lunch

MyPlate Meal: Easy, Healthy (and Transportable!) Lunch

Whether you’re trying to grab a bite during the middle of a hectic workday or trying to feed yourself while managing a household, most of us find ourselves making lunch choices based on convenience rather than nutrition — or even taste, ...more

Quick & Easy Lunch Box Specials

Quick & Easy Lunch Box Specials

For no good reason, packing my children’s lunches was one of my most-hated chores. I always left it until the last minute, when I invariably discovered that we were out of bread or some other key ingredient. When I look back on those ...more

Healthy Back-to-School Muffins Kids Will Love: Best of the Blogs

Healthy Back-to-School Muffins Kids Will Love: Best of the Blogs

If your kids are muffin-mad, begging for those baked treats all day long, then you’re going to want to pay attention to this wonderful recipe for Peaches and Cream Muffins with Almond Crumble. It’s from a blog called Zestuous, and ...more

Healthy Lunchbox Treats The Kids Won’t Toss

Healthy Lunchbox Treats The Kids Won’t Toss

Does your kid’s lunch room look like the floor of the New York Stock Exchange? When I was in grade school, I remember myself and all my friends bargaining, haggling, and trading the contents of their lunchboxes, hoping to upgrade whatever ...more

Easy Summer Lunch for Kids: Lighthouse Sandwich

Easy Summer Lunch for Kids: Lighthouse Sandwich

I love the ocean. I don’t enjoy getting in it, but I do love it’s bigness, the smell, sounds, color, sea life, and especially when I come across a lighthouse! And the seafood!   I went to college right outside of Santa Cruz, ...more

MyPlate Meals: 8 Healthy Sandwich Sensations

MyPlate Meals: 8 Healthy Sandwich Sensations

In Westerns, you can easily tell the good guys from the bad, thanks to the handy white (good) or black (bad) hats they wear. Unfortunately, when it comes to sandwiches, telling healthy from unheathy isn’t so clear cut. Sure, there are ...more

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