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.
Try this quick and tasty sandwich served in hollowed out French bread halves.
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.
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.
This bar tastes just like pecan pie, but an assortment of your favorite snack nuts takes the place of the pecans.
Toasting the hazelnuts to heightens the nut flavor in this bar cookie recipe.
To make this sandwich, fill hollowed bread with meat and cheese, then grill until hot.
Meaty portobello mushrooms add savory dimension to these favorite beef sandwiches, which are made in your slow cooker.
These cakelike bars are just like brownies--only blond, hence the name. The added chocolate adds extra decadence.