Lunch Box Favorite Recipes - Allrecipes.com

Lunch Box Favorites

Sponsors

Lunch Box Favorites 176

School Lunch Bagel Sandwich

School Lunch Bagel Sandwich

  • Rating
  • Reviews
  • 16
"This sandwich mixes the goodness of bagels with the crunch of dill pickles. I came up with this sandwich for my son who loves bagels and cream cheese but I felt his favorite needed something extra to really make it a lunch. This is kid-tested good, and you can alter the veggies according to what your child likes." — by VeggieLovinHippie 
Tomato and Strawberry Salad

Tomato and Strawberry Salad

  • Rating
  • Reviews
  • 5
"This one is a salad that has a great combination of sweet and sour. It is great with chicken or any simple entree. I am always trying to make up new, crazy, salads and this one has been a work in process for 10 years. The fresh dill is not a necessity if you have a hard time finding it but if you do care to splurge on fresh herbs, it adds a great flavor!" — by Lisawas 
Couscous, Cranberry, and  Feta Salad

Couscous, Cranberry, and Feta Salad

  • Rating
  • Reviews
  • 43
"This recipe is great hot or cold. I invented it in grad school when I had no time to cook. It's a quick and easy one dish recipe. I use it as a side dish for nice meals or a full meal for lunch. You can make it in 5 minutes or less and eat immediately. For extra protein you can add chicken breast." — by Levedi 
Summer Rainbow Salad

Summer Rainbow Salad

  • Rating
  • Reviews
  • 13
"All the colors of the rainbow come together in this delicious medley of fresh fruit and vegetables to create a wonderful and refreshing taste. The homemade dressing makes it perfect." — by NANSYPANTS 
Low Fat Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Low Fat Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

  • Rating
  • Reviews
  • 90
"Enjoy this dressing on salads and baked potatoes or use it as a dip for vegetables." — by JPSMOMMIE 
Strawberry, Spinach, and Pear Salad

Strawberry, Spinach, and Pear Salad

  • Rating
  • Reviews
  • 10
"Spinach leaves and romaine are tossed with balsamic vinaigrette and topped with sliced strawberries, sliced pears, toasted black walnuts, and feta cheese." — by Allie 
Lunch Box Hot Hot Dogs

Lunch Box Hot Hot Dogs

  • Rating
  • Reviews
  • 77
"When the kids need a break from sandwiches, why not send them with a hot hot dog to warm their bellies before going out to play?" — by Lorrie 
Cinnamon Ants on Sticks

Cinnamon Ants on Sticks

  • Rating
  • Reviews
  • 19
"Cinnamon adds a flavor twist to a favorite snack kids love to make themselves with celery sticks, peanut butter and raisins." — by arizonacrazy 
Chocolate Chip Cookies Lite

Chocolate Chip Cookies Lite

  • Rating
"Applesauce and egg whites stand in for butter and eggs in these better-for-you cookies." — by janetk 
Avocado and Fruit Salad

Avocado and Fruit Salad

  • Rating
  • Reviews
  • 7
"Fresh avocado, peach, and onion are drizzled with fresh lime juice and seasoned with salt and pepper to make this simple and delicious summertime salad." — by Galax 
Easy Apple-Carrot Coleslaw

Easy Apple-Carrot Coleslaw

  • Rating
  • Reviews
  • 11
"Give coleslaw a twist by adding grated apples and carrots to the standard green and red cabbage mixture. Tossed with a low fat mayonnaise and sour cream dressing, it's naturally sweet and crunchy." — by Carolyn Bunkley 
Fruity Fun Skewers

Fruity Fun Skewers

  • Rating
"A fun, beautiful, and distinctive way to serve fruit at your next party! Try these fruit skewers out with a variety of fruit dips to make them even more exciting!" — by AnaJ930 
Brown Bean Chowder

Brown Bean Chowder

  • Rating
  • Reviews
  • 29
"This bean chowder is similar to chili. It's one of the most popular dishes at Tulsa Public Schools. Those of us growing up in the 60's and 70's remember it fondly as a favorite treat. A real stick-to-your-ribs comfort food. Tradition dictates that it is served with cinnamon rolls. This was given to me by my grandmother who was a dietician/cook for over 40 years." — by Tonysgirl 
School Lunchroom Cafeteria Rolls

School Lunchroom Cafeteria Rolls

  • Rating
"These rolls are JUST like the ones the cafeteria ladies make in the school lunch rooms! My 8 year old daughter loves the cafeteria rolls and said my recipe was even better! You can't mess these up! They are super easy and everyone will want the recipe! We eat the leftovers for breakfast or put cheese and turkey in warmed rolls for a quick lunch!" — by MOMMY2THREEANGELS 
Citrus Salad

Citrus Salad

  • Rating
  • Reviews
  • 6
"Fresh summer fruit and lettuce salad made fast and easy." — by BARBMD 
Egg Salad Sandwiches

Egg Salad Sandwiches

  • Rating
"Mustard powder, dill weed, garlic powder, and onion flakes are combined in this amazing egg salad. I've always had rave reviews of this great sandwich salad." — by SARA SLADE 
Sweet and Spicy Soup with Black-Eyed Peas and Sweet Potato

Sweet and Spicy Soup with Black-Eyed Peas and Sweet Potato

  • Rating
  • Reviews
  • 42
"Contrasting flavors of sweet, spicy, and earthy combine in this thick, hearty soup. It's equally tasty served hot or cold." — by amanda1432 
Corn Dog Muffins

Corn Dog Muffins

  • Rating
"A quick, easy way to recreate a fun, family favorite from the state fair." — by TINA3031 
Playgroup Granola Bars

Playgroup Granola Bars

  • Rating
"My girlfriend brought these granola bars over for a playgroup one morning and ever since they've been a staple!" — by PREGOCOOK 
Spinach Lentil Soup

Spinach Lentil Soup

  • Rating
"Turkey kielbasa, spinach, and lentils are combined to yield a hearty soup." — by KCORONA 
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

 Quick & Easy Grilling
Quick & Easy Grilling

Easy weeknight dinners, ready in a flash.

Fresh Summer Meals
Fresh Summer Meals

Enjoy the bright days of summer with easy recipes.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and helpful cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for just $7.99!

Related Videos

Kids' Playdate Lunch

Kids will love these tasty, healthy dishes. And don't skimp on the worms!

Lunchbox Favorites

Try these totable turkey wraps, sweet "sushi" rolls, and apple slices.

Pigs in a Blanket

Kids love this easy snack—just roll and bake.

Recently Viewed Recipes

You haven't looked at any recipes lately. Get clicking!
Quick Links: Recipe Box | Shopping List | More »
 
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States