Skip the high-calorie take out and pack one of these healthy sandwiches for lunch.
Cost per serving: $4.46
Introduce your family to Mediterranean flavors with this healthy dinner idea. If the weather permits, you can cook the chicken on the grill, but it can be made year-round using the broiler.
See recipe: Broiled Greek Chicken with Pitas
Cost per serving: $1.55
Kids will love this creative, Asian-inspired meal. It's all wrapped up in a flour toritilla, which means they can assemble it on their own just like taco night!
Cost per serving: $1.89
Throw chicken into a slow cooker, top with our savory sauce and dinner is done! After 5 hours you'll have the base for a kid-pleasing, healthy dinner the whole family can enjoy. Serve with a mixed green salad or quick cole slaw to round out the meal.
See recipe: Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
Cost per serving: 66¢
Want to scare up some festive spirit? Use Halloween cookie cutters to make ghoulish shapes out the sliced bread before baking.
Recipe: Deviled Ham and Cheddar Toasts
Cost per serving: 32¢
The best way to chop the ham is in a food processor. Pulse several times to reach the right consistency, but don’t overdo it. To give this a kick, add some Tabasco sauce to the filling for touch of heat.
See recipe: Mini Ham Salad Sandwiches
Cost per serving: 24¢
These Mini Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwiches are not only guaranteed crowd-pleasers, but they take less than 15 minutes to make — and cost just pennies! Get ahead. You can make these sandwiches up to 30 minutes before serving. Place them on baking sheets, cover with foil and keep warm in a 200ºF oven until ready to serve.
See recipe: Mini Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
Cost per serving: $2.85
You'll save a bundle by packing this lunch instead of grabbing a store-bought sandwich. The pepperoncini are spicy, even with the seeds removed. If you like a milder flavor, use pickle slices instead. Or, if you prefer more zest, use a spicy mustard instead of Dijon.
See recipe: Lighter Deli Sandwiches
Cost per serving: $2.00
Perfect for lunch, you can serve spoonfuls of mango chutney with the wraps for a sweet, spicy kick. Baked potato chips and a pickle add a nice crunch. Try spinach or tomato tortillas for a shot of color and flavor. Whole-wheat tortillas deliver a nutty taste along with fiber and other nutrients.
Try this tuna recipe: Curried Tuna Wraps
Cost per serving: 67¢
These homemade black bean burgers are so flavorful, your family won't even miss the meat.
Recipe: Black Bean Burgers
Cost per serving: $1.86
For even more flavor, try marinating the mushrooms in olive oil and balsamic vinegar before cooking. Just like a classic hamburger, these can easily have different versions. Try these vegetarian burgers with Swiss cheese, and toast whole-wheat English muffins instead of hamburger buns. Grilled onions also are delicious topping.
See recipe: Portobello Mushroom Burgers
Cost per serving: $3.38
To reduce calories and carbs, skip the whole-wheat rolls; instead, wrap the ingredients in whole-wheat tortillas.
See recipe: Roasted Vegetable Hero Sandwiches
Cost per serving: $2.49
Creamy goat cheese makes these vegetarian wraps so hearty, you won’t miss the meat.
See recipe: Wrap-and-Roll Sandwiches
Cost per serving: 58¢
Kids will gobble up these sweet little sandwiches―serve them solo or with soup to make them into a meal.
See recipe: Mini Grilled-Cheese Hearts
Cost per serving: $2.67
Can't find mango? Use 1 to 2 cups of seedless grapes. If they're especially large, halve them before adding them in.
See recipe: Chicken Salad with Mango and Apple
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