Back To School! 20 Great Recipes for the Lunchbox

Back To School! 20 Great Recipes for the Lunchbox

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Faith Durand
Aug 22, 2011

What's for lunch this week? As we all reluctantly march back from vacation and return to school and work, we thought it was time for a little lunchbox inspiration! Here are 20 recipes to help jumpstart your lunch-packing routine.

What sounds good this week? Stuffed hot calzone pockets? Or some crisp tuna-cabbage salad? And to finish up maybe a chewy, sweet peanut butter oatmeal monster cookie? Read on for these and more!

SANDWICHES
• 1 Farmer's Lunch Sandwich
• 2 Apple-Arugula Salad Wraps
• 3 Chickpea of the Sea
• 4 Cuban Sandwich

POCKETS & PASTA
• 5 How to Make Calzones (And Freeze Them for Later!)
• 6 BBQ Cabbage and Sausage Stuffed Sandwiches
• 7 Peppery Whole Wheat Pasta with Wilted Chard
• 8 Cauliflower and Chicken Sausage Casserole

LUNCH SALADS
• 9 Crisp Tuna-Cabbage Salad
• 10 Warm Chickpea Salad with Cumin and Garlic
• 11 Barbecue Chicken and Macaroni Salad
• 12 Warm Farro Salad with Roasted Vegetables and Fontina

SNACKS
• 13 Veggies Stored In Dip
• 14 Homemade Cheese Crackers
• 15 DIY Potato Chips...in the Microwave
• 16 Make Your Own Fruit-on-the-Bottom Yogurt Cups

SWEETS
• 17 Peanut Butter Oatmeal Monster Cookies
• 18 Life-Changing Vegan Thumbprints
• 19 How To Make Halfway Cookies
• 20 Chewy, Sweet and Salty Ritz Cracker Cookies

What are you packing in your lunchbox this week? Trying anything new?

Related: 5 Quick and Delicious Lunches Under 400 Calories

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