Who says a made-at-home meal has to be ho-hum? Pack one of these tasty dishes and your child will be the envy of the lunchroom
Want to send your kids off to school with a packed lunch you both can feel proud of? These easy and affordable recipes put
a tasty twist on classic favorites—from sandwiches to soups, we've got you covered.
Cost per serving: 99¢
Not only will your kids love the tasty of these Peanut Butter, Banana and Granola Wraps, but they'll have fun eating them, too! To switch it up, try another fruit like dried cranberries or pineapple.
See recipe: Peanut Butter, Banana and Granola Wraps
Cost per serving: $1.42
This Pasta e Fagioli Soup recipe is an inexpensive, wholesome meal that will keep your kids feeling energized all day long. Plan ahead by freezing extras in individual servings for future brown-bag lunches. Be sure to leave some space in the container, as the soup will expand when it freezes.
See recipe: Pasta e Fagioli Soup
Cost per serving: $3.79
Your kids will gobble up these tasty and nutritious Southwestern Turkey Pitas. Swap shredded lettuce for sprouts based on your preferences.
See recipe: Southwestern Turkey Pitas
Cost per serving: $1.60
This hearty salad also makes a great sandwich. Try stuffing some into a a whole-wheat pita with a few torn lettuce leaves.
See recipe: Tuna, Chickpea and Red Pepper Salad
Cost per serving: $1.21
This Carrot-Ginger Soup will help your kids eat their veggies without even realizing it! Bonus: Add a salad and use leftovers to make a meal at home.
See recipe: Carrot-Ginger Soup
Cost per serving: $3.02
This flavor-packed Smoked Gouda, Turkey and Arugula Sandwich will soon be a new family favorite. If you're not a fan of Gouda, Swiss or Cheddar make nice substitutions.
See recipe: Smoked Gouda, Turkey and Arugula Sandwiches
Cost per serving: $1.19
These yummy Peanut Butter and Pear Sandwiches add an interesting spin on a classic favorite. Swap the pear for sliced strawberries for a healthier version of PB & J.
See recipe: Peanut Butter and Pear Sandwiches