Orchard Chicken Salad

Enjoy fresh fruits, spicy scallions, crunchy almonds, and tender chicken in this delicious and refreshing Orchard Chicken Salad. Perfect for sandwiches, salads, or lettuce wraps.   Chicken salad is one of those miracle recipes. You can stir in a multitude of spices, herbs, fruits, and veggies and come away with a myriad of amazing flavor […]

Bagel Box (DIY Adult Lunchable)

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Enjoy an adult lunchable with this simple Bagel Box. Supplement the humble bagel with homemade flavored cream cheese and plenty of fruits and veggies. I remember when the first Lunchables hit the market. I was a junior in high school and I wanted them. I didn’t really care if they were created for little kids, […]

Black Bean Taco Salad

Brown bagging it will taste amazing when you pack up a Black Bean Taco Salad. These stay good for several days in the fridge, so make a bulk batch! As some of you know already, my regular Sunday routine includes making lunches for the week. My husband takes lunch to work most days. (It only […]

Chicken Salad Club Sandwiches

Sandwich Night will become something super special when you top creamy chicken salad with bacon in these Chicken Salad Club Sandwiches. You know I’m a huge fan of sandwich recipes for a quick dinner.  Whether it’s an easy tuna melt sandwich, a chicken caesar salad sandwich,or a veggie pesto sandwich they are always just such […]

Protein Box (aka DIY Bistro Box)

Make lunch time super simple and totally delicious with this Protein Box, aka DIY Bistro Box. Packed with good stuff, it won’t break the bank. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and […]

Chicken Burrito Bowls with Chipotle Crema

Forget the fancy taco shop and it’s high priced burrito bowls. You can make your own — better and for less! Pack these Chicken Burrito Bowls with Chipotle Crema for lunch this week. For years a fancy pants taco shop has been my go-to for Sunday lunch. I can order online and pick up a […]

Pasta Salad Bar

Serving a Pasta Salad Bar is a cool and easy way to serve a crowd of varying tastes. Provide cooked pasta and toppings so each can make his own pasta salad. I tend to serve dinner one of two ways: individually plated or buffet style. Our years of having babies and toddlers at the table […]

The Veggie Pesto Sandwich That’s Perfect for Packing

Looking for lots of flavor at lunchtime? This Veggie Pesto Sandwich packs a punch, all while being meatless, portable, and budget-friendly. My friend Alison is so great at discovering new flavor combinations. I love it when we’re at potlucks together because I get all kinds of great ideas. This sandwich is one of them. Alison […]