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No Fail Lunches for Everyone

Right now, feeding the family can seem like an all day, every day affair. Luckily, we’ve got the cure for kitchen burnout with 10 delicious, can’t-fail recipes that are a cinch to prepare in advance. Keep them at the ready for whenever growing appetites strike.
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Grazing Boards

Grazing boards are a great way to get kids more excited about choosing healthy foods, and are super easy to assemble and endlessly adaptable. Just slice fruits and veggies of your choice and, together with little ones, arrange alongside any meat, cheese, crackers, bread, dips, etc. you like. Cover board in plastic and refrigerate for a light meal or snack anytime. Tip: Be sure to keep items like crackers crisp by adding them to the board right before serving.

Sheet Pan Lunches

Sheet pan meals aren’t just for dinner. Easy to prep and clean up, one-pan meals made in the oven are perfect for busy at-home work and school days. 

Vegetarian Sheet Pan Nachos 

These plant-powered nachos combine the nutrition of black beans, avocado, and tomatoes with the gooey, cheesy crunch kids love.

Jumbo Quesadilla

Go big AND stay home. This casserole-style jumbo quesadilla has enough layers of melty Tex-Mex flavor to feed the entire family.   

Hot Louisville Style Sandwich 

Take lunch to a new level with decadent hot Louisville-Style turkey sandwiches. Smothered in homemade cheese sauce and studded with tangy pimentos, this surprisingly simple recipe might ruin all other turkey sandwiches forever.

A Play on Pizza

It’s always a party when pizza is on the menu. Make everyone happy with these new twists on homemade pizza that pack way more flavor and nutrition than frozen or delivery.

English Muffin Pizza

Kids will love getting creative in the kitchen with funny face English muffin pizzas. Cut ingredients into fun shapes and let everyone assemble their own edible creations.

Pizza Sandwich

Give your family a 2-in-1 treat with crispy, cheesy pizza sandwiches. It’s everything you love about pepperoni pizza packed into a gooey grilled cheese that’s ready in minutes.  

Pizza bombs

This poppable pizza bite is a snap to make with refrigerated biscuit dough. Stuffed with your favorite toppings and dusted with Parmesan cheese, these bombs are irresistible for lunch, dinner, or snack time.  

Pizza quesadillas

Take your pizza south of the border with easy pizza quesadillas. Oven-crisped flour tortillas are a delicious canvass for savory veggies, cheese, and tomato sauce in this riff on a Tex-Mex favorite.

Slow Cooker

When it comes to saving time and effort in the kitchen, one machine reigns supreme: the slow cooker. Add the ingredients for these minimal-prep recipes to your crockpot in the morning and enjoy a hands-off, homemade meal by lunchtime.

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

These Asian-inspired pulled chicken sammies combine the flavors of hoisin, garlic, and ginger with the tang of American barbecue sauce. Topped with a crunchy sesame ginger slaw on a soft hamburger roll, they’re a mouthwatering combo of tastes and textures.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Soup

Who couldn’t use a little comfort right now? This ginger-infused chicken and rice soup with spinach nourishes the body and the soul.

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