School Lunch

Wondering what to pack for a healthy school lunch? You've come to the right place! From lunchtime sandwiches to after-school snacks, our recipe collection has dozens of great ideas.

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Turkey and Cheese Quesadilla


No cheddar handy? Mozzarella, swiss or even goat cheese would taste amazing, too.

Panforte Bars

Better Homes and Gardens

These rich bars resemble panforte, an Italian pastry, but are much easier to make!

Banana-Raisin Trail Mix

Better Homes and Gardens

Let the kids stir together a batch of this high-energy snack mix. It's perfect for hiking, biking, or backyard munching.

Total: 10 mins

Spiral Silos

Better Homes and Gardens

Lettuce, mushrooms, and tomatoes makes this tortilla wrap recipe tops for kids. Tortillas come in an assortment of colors and flavors, which make these extra fun.

Total: 10 mins

Pretzel Snack Mix

Better Homes and Gardens

A blend of Italian seasoning, garlic, and butter makes this easy snack mix an unforgettable treat. Prepare a bowl for movie night or serve it at your next party.

Mother-Knows-Best Carrot Cookies

Midwest Living

If your kids won't eat their carrots, sneak them in some cookies, as we've done with this recipe. These moist, cake-like treats are topped with an orange frosting.

Turkey-Avocado Wraps

Better Homes and Gardens

A lunch box favorite, this yummy wrap is enhanced with a flavorful black bean and corn salsa recipe. Prepare in less than 30 minutes from start to finish.

Total: 25 mins

Speedy Pesto Wraps

Better Homes and Gardens

Use flavored, plain, or whole wheat tortillas for these easy turkey roll-ups. Or layer the fixings in a hoagie bun.

Total: 15 mins

Carron' s "Killer" Cookies

Family Circle

Rolled oats, packaged rice cereal, coconut, and chocolate chips make these yummy cereal cookies a kid-favorite recipe.

Red Pepper & White Bean Soup


You only need to cook this soup for five minutes before serving. Who needs the canned stuff?

Crunchy PB and A Wrap

Better Homes and Gardens

Filled with apple and crunchy granola, kids will be sure to eat this lunchtime peanut butter wrap.

Total: 5 mins

Honey-Mustard Pretzel Snacks

Better Homes and Gardens

Pack these crunchy snacks into school lunches or to take along on hiking or biking outings.

Sugar Cookie Farm Animals

Better Homes and Gardens

Kids will have as much fun making this tasty animal cookie recipe as eating them. Decorate with canned frosting and crumbled wheat biscuits.

Extra-Special Peanut Butter

Better Homes and Gardens

Give plain ol' peanut butter sandwiches appetizing interest while kids spark their creative license. Toppings range from fruit to vegetable to cereal, encouraging a range of tastes and nutrition.

Giant Ginger Cookies

Better Homes and Gardens

Chewy and delicious, these cookies are giants in both size and ginger flavor. They're perfect for a child's lunch sack.

Red-Nose Reindeer

Better Homes and Gardens

These chocolate cookies travel well so they make kid-pleasing holiday treats for school.

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