Great for Your Lunch Box

Grilled Rosemary Chicken Melts

Serves 4

Seasoned chicken breasts and a baby kale or baby arugula salad topping combine for a perfect grilled panini.

Roasted Pea and Carrot Pasta

Serves 4-6

This simple and nutritious "pea-sto" pasta dish celebrates the flavors of spring. Add grilled chicken on the side for a more substantial meal; it’s also delicious the next day in your lunch box.

Soft Cheese

Serves 6

DIY cheese in under 30 minutes? This recipe is your answer!

Chicken and Rice Meatballs

Serves 6-8

These garlicky meatballs freeze well for a make-ahead recipe – serve on their own or with dippers of your choice, like gravy or marinara.

Umami-Marinated Flank Steak with Pearled Barley and Corn Salad

Serves 4 (Steak) or 4-6 (Salad)

Umami = yummy! A delicious blend of flavors makes for a sensational steak marinade. Pearled Barley and Corn Salad is just right alongside; enjoy leftovers hot or cold for lunch the next day!

Pumpkin Hash

Serves 4

Hash is a great way to turn leftovers into breakfast or lunch! Try this fall-inspired recipe made with pumpkin.

Pizza Sushi

Serves

This Pizza Sushi is quick to put together and will give kids the energy they need to last all afternoon! Pack some marinara sauce in a resealable container for dipping.

Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn

Serves 6-8 as a snack

Sugar plum fairies surely helped Rach with this delightful popcorn snack! Present a popcorn present for a tasty holiday gift! Try Rach’s recipe for Sesame Popcorn as well.

Sesame Popcorn

Serves 6-8 as a snack

Toasted sesame seeds give added crunch to popcorn. Try Rach’s recipes Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn as well!

Pesto Cream Cheese Spread

Serves 4

This bottom-of-the-jar (of pesto!) is a great use-up for the last of your cream cheese as well for this crostini appetizer or snack.

Mini Muffin Spinach and Artichoke Bites

Serves 24 mini muffins

Spinach and artichokes are baked right in to these delicious mini muffins!

Everything Veggie Cream Cheese

Serves 4

Fill up your favorite kind of bagel with fresh veggie-bacon cream cheese!

California Chicken Club Wraps

Serves 4

These sammies rock – and roll. Have the kids layer on chicken, bacon, lettuce and tomato to wrap up one yummy supper!

Veggie Spinach Dip

Serves about 2 cups  

Instead of cream cheese, try tofu cream cheese in this delicious veggie dip! Vegan and vegetarian-friendly, you can also use it for topping a whole wheat bagel.

Cheesy Chicken Tamales

Serves 20 tamales

Get hands-on with this Mexican meal! To make this dish vegetarian-friendly, use vegetable stock, skip the meat and stuff with cooked chopped broccoli and shredded cheddar cheese instead. You can also swap out the shredded chicken for browned ground beef mixed with taco seasoning, or fill the tamales with browned sweet Italian sausage, roasted red peppers and melty mozzarella.