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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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

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.

Honey-Mustard Pretzel Snacks

Better Homes and Gardens

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

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

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.

Carron' s "Killer" Cookies

Family Circle

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

Graham Cracker Bars

Better Homes and Gardens

For an irresistible dessert that is quick and easy to make, try this delicious bar recipe.

Turkey Twirl

Better Homes and Gardens

A turkey sandwich is so grown-up. A turkey wrap is fun food, easy to pick up, and deliciously crunchy with colorful carrots.

Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Family Circle

To make these over-size cookies, stir chocolate chunks and pecans into a peanut butter cookie dough. Baking at a low temperature ensures soft cookies.

Flower Cookies with Cardamom

Better Homes and Gardens

These shaped and frosted sugar cookies are great for a spring party or wedding shower.

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.

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

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.

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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