The great thing about lunch is that it can go in any direction. Lunch is the day's refueling session, a culinary time-out that lets you relax over a meal before getting back to the grind. So enjoy it! Yes, sandwiches are great (who doesn't love a meatball sub or gooey grilled cheese) but soup can be just as satisfying (homemade chicken noodle, perhaps, or a hearty bowl of chili?). Or pick a salad - with all of the specialty greens available these days, you can get a lot fancier than just a Cobb or Caesar. The whole point of lunch is to take a break - so do yourself a favor and eat something you like. That goes for kids, too. When you're searching for healthy lunch recipes and ideas, think about getting outside the usual "chips and a sandwich" box. There are lots of quick ways to pack their lunchboxes full of unusual items.
The red pepper dressing is a revelation, well worth making to top any lettuce salad. You can use beef instead of lamb if you prefer.
Grilled cheese sandwiches have long been considered a kid favorite. Allow kids to select their favorite cheese and join in the quick-and-easy preparation.
Try this quick and tasty sandwich served in hollowed out French bread halves.
Hot sandwiches don't come any easier. Just pull the meat from rotisserie chickens and add it to a spicy homemade sauce loaded with sweet peppers and onions.
Toasting the hazelnuts to heightens the nut flavor in this bar cookie recipe.
This bar tastes just like pecan pie, but an assortment of your favorite snack nuts takes the place of the pecans.
To make this sandwich, fill hollowed bread with meat and cheese, then grill until hot.
Make your feelings known by creating light and airy meringue letters and shapes to spell out any message. Slip some in a kid's lunch for a sweet surprise!