My foolproof way for packing avocado toast in school lunch so that it doesn't get mushy, brown, or generally icky.
A Taco Salad that will have the kids eating, well, salad! And if not, it's super easy to turn the components into a meal for picky eaters. One dinner for all!
Food on a stick always wins, so why not pack lunch on a stick? These ideas are sure to be a win with the kids.
School lunch recipes are great, but the real lifesaver is knowing how to throw one together fast without a recipe. These tips will help you master the school lunch once and for all.
Whether yours is a family contenting with nut allergies or just looking for a nutritious swap for your staple peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, sunflower seed butter is a life saver.
There's no more perfect breakfast, snack, or lunch food than a boiled egg that's been cooked correctly. Learn how once and for all. It's easy.
My favorite school lunch recipes to help keep healthy school lunches going—even when you're out of practice or tapped out. Or both.
I don't think that there's anything more I can say about meatballs. Over the years, I've covered all the reasons why I believe they are the ultimate family food. They are easy to make! You can make them in big batches and freeze them! Kids love meatballs! Grown-ups do, too! They're versatile! You can make Turkey Meatballs, Thai Chicken Meatballs, Indian Spiced Meatballs, Greek Meatballs and, now, these BBQ Chicken Meatballs. You can throw them in a hearty Meatball and White Bean Escarole Soup! You can pack them for school lunch! They make an awesome early finger food! You get the point. These super easy BBQ Chicken Meatballs are the latest addition to my meatball recipe collection. The mixture, which is nothing more than ground chicken, breadcrumbs, eggs, spices, and (yum) cheddar cheese, comes together in a a single bowl. Then roll, pan fry, sauce, and serve. It's so easy that I was able to make them for you in this short 3 minute video. And, honestly, there's very little that isn't captured in real time—just a little cooking. (more after the jump)
An easy vegetarian meal or side as good for everyday as it is for a special occasion meal.
I have it, hungry mamas and papas: your new favorite cookbook. I'm holding it in my hands. Okay, not really (since I'm typing), but it's in my kitchen, already creased and stained. It's a beauty, isn't it? How can it not be with the promise of a 150 recipes that can be made and prepped ahead. America's Test Kitchen had done it again, this time with The Make-Ahead Cook: More than 150 kitchen-tested recipes youc an prepare on your schedule. Prepping meals ahead saves me. I know that the planning required trips some of you up, but that's where this book comes in. Instead of pulling a stack of recipes and having to organize what should be made when, the always-helpful folks at America's Test Kitchen take care of it for you. (more after the jump)
Someone one the One Hungry Mama YouTube channel recently asked me for more make-ahead school lunch recipes. You know I'll never refuse you ideas when you ask for them (speak up and ask away!), so I whipped up these easy Ham and Cheese Muffins. This savory muffin recipe is a fresh take on the classic ham and cheese sandwich. Not only is it tastier than a plain old sandwich, it can also be made ahead of time. How many sandwiches can you say that about? (more after the jump)
I once heard that the mark of a great chef is how well she can scramble eggs. Of course. It's always the simple things that stump you, like how it took me years to figure out how to cook rice perfectly. Making hard boiled eggs is one of those kitchen tasks that you'd think would be a no-brainer, but is actually hard to do well. It's not easy to consistently get a creamy yolk without that icky green outer ring and to escape rubbery egg whites unless, of course, you follow these easy directions for how to boil an egg perfectly. All it takes is a little attention, or at least a timer. (more after the jump)