Lunch

Our Best Brown Bag Lunch Sides and Snacks

Our Best Brown Bag Lunch Sides and Snacks

Step aside, chips! Here are our favorite healthy sides and snacks to keep you and your little ones happy at lunch time.

9 Rocking Recipes for Your Picnic Basket

9 Rocking Recipes for Your Picnic Basket

Whether you're partying over lunch or dinner, knock guests' socks off by filling your picnic basket with these easy and perfectly portable meals.

Quick Soup with Red Pepper and Roasted Fennel

Quick Soup with Red Pepper and Roasted Fennel

A recipe for red pepper and roasted fennel soup, made in the blender with buttermilk and garnished with cheesy toasts, is a quick dinner solution.

Forecast: Fun! 10 Great Snow-Day Activities for Kids

Forecast: Fun! 10 Great Snow-Day Activities for Kids

We all have our fantasies of the perfect snow day, that impromptu holiday that starts with the first glimpse in the morning of those beautiful untouched drifts in the yard and a whole world transformed to white. If you’re lucky, you might ...more

Say “Please”! Rude Customers Charged More at One Restaurant

Say “Please”! Rude Customers Charged More at One Restaurant

Think you’re too busy to say “please” when ordering your morning coffee? At one cafe, that’ll cost you … like five times more for a cup.   As anyone who’s ever worked at a restaurant knows, customers can ...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

Eating Lunch at Your Desk? It’s Worse for You Than You Think

Eating Lunch at Your Desk? It’s Worse for You Than You Think

  We know that there are a lot of you out there right now who are reading this at the office, hunched over your desk stealing a few precious minutes of “me time” while eating a takeout lunch before you get back to work. And to ...more

Easy Halloween Kids Snack: Full Moon Night

Easy Halloween Kids Snack: Full Moon Night

My girls are into tortilla roll-ups for their packed lunches instead of a sandwich, and peanut butter and hazelnut spread is the combo of choice. (Which makes me happy, because while making them I get to lick the knife — and my fingers!). ...more

25 Tasty Reasons to Eat Your Way All the Way Through Fall

25 Tasty Reasons to Eat Your Way All the Way Through Fall

Well, the first week of autumn is down, and while around here it’s still been a little warm, just the other day we woke up in the morning to that “I think I need a jacket” chill for the first time since, oh, the beginning of ...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 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

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