Not only do these kid-friendly school lunches require no heating, they're also easy to make and pack. Triple thumbs up.
Creamy Pesto Chicken and Bow Ties
It’s one of those pastas that’s equally delicious whether it’s warm or chilled—perfect for lunchboxes.
Panzan-what? Sounds fancy, but it’s basically a crouton salad with fresh veggies. Try letting your kids decide which veggies they want...so they don't just eat the croutons.
Caprese Pasta Salad
We like to toss this simple pasta with chilled shredded rotisserie chicken for a boost of protein. Also try it with whole grain penne, or a mix of whole grain and regular.
Cranberry Turkey Wraps
We discovered how delicious this was post Thanksgiving, but there's no reason not to eat it year-round.
Crispy Quinoa-Coated Chicken Bites
Surprisingly, these are just as tasty chilled as they are hot. It's nice to have options.
Tuna Salad with Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise
It's the tuna salad sandwich kids—and everyone else—will actually like.
Chicken Salad Wraps
A keeper for when you have to pack more than one lunch, one Chicken Salad Wrap is enough for two.
When the old peanut butter sandwich and apple lunch needs a twist...
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Apple Chicken Quesadilla
Definitely a kid favorite, this quick-fix quesadilla makes a great hot or cold lunch or dinner.
Red Pepper Pizza
Let's not forget how much we all like cold pizza. But we especially like this one because it's high in fiber, which will help kids stay full.