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  • The best patty melt sliced in half and stacked on top of each other. The sandwich is crispy with melted cheese, caramelized onions and beef patties visible.
    50 min
    Switch up your burger game and make a patty melt for dinner (or lunch) this week. Layer caramelized onions, Swiss cheese, and a perfectly thin burger patty between two slices of toasted bread for the BEST HOMEMADE patty melt ever! This recipe serves two, but you can easily scale it up or down.
  • Overhead view of a cast iron skillet with vegetarian stuffed tomatoes with basil leaves scattered over top.
    35 min
    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegetarian
    Whether you’re looking for new ways to use the abundance of summer tomatoes or simply want a quick side dish, these vegetarian stuffed tomatoes filled with mozzarella, parmesan, and fresh herbs are simple and delicious.
  • 25 min
    Pasta served with a sauce made with oil-packed canned tuna, onions, capers, white wine, and parsley.
  • Grilled cheese sandwiches cut in half and stacked ontop of each other. Alternating with orange and white cheese with a bowl of tomato soup in the background.
    10 min
    Vegetarian
    Everything you ever wanted to know about making the very best grilled cheese sandwich! Mayo or butter? Open-faced or closed? Lid on or off? There's more to a good grilled cheese than you might think!
  • Homemade Salmon Cakes on a plate
    25 min
    Healthy
    How to make salmon patties with cooked salmon, bread, green onion, dill, bell pepper, egg, lemon, and paprika. These easy salmon cakes make a perfect midweek meal.
  • Two poached eggs on top of two pieces of stacked toast. One egg has a slightly runny yolk. Salt and pepper are sprinkled on the eggs, toast and black plate.
    2 min
    Allergy-Friendly, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegetarian
    EASIEST way ever to poach eggs—all you need is a mug and a microwave! Ready in about a minute. Use this poached egg method to top a quick lunch salad, toast for an easy breakfast or roasted vegetables for dinner.
  • Tuna Avocado Sandwich
    10 min
    Healthy
    Upgrade your lunch! This Avocado Tuna Salad uses creamy avocado instead of mayo for a fresh and easy twist on the classic. Red onion and celery add some crunch, while lemon juice gives it some zing.
  • White Bean Tuna Salad
    15 min
    Gluten-Free
    Simple tuna and white bean salad, a classic combination and so easy to make!
  • Pasta with Tuna and Arugula
    25 min
    Quick, easy, and surprisingly delicious, pasta with wilted arugula and a sauce made of olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes and canned tuna.
  • Side view of chickpea salad sandwich on a plate with chips.
    15 min
    Healthy, Vegetarian
    Lunch just got easier. Pop open a can of chickpeas and make this vegetarian take on a chicken salad sandwich. It uses pantry staples and its loaded with fiber and protein. The best part? It’s delicious and it’s ready in about 15 minutes.
  • Three images side by side. The photo on the left is a bowl of red pepper hummus. The middle picture is a plate of chicken taquitos stacked on a plate. The image on the right is a platter of cucumber sandwiches cut into triangles and stacked on a plate.
    Whether online or in-person, lunch is a highlight to any school day. Yet it can be challenging to decide what food to put in the lunch box. Make it easy on yourself with these easy lunch box recipes that your kids will love!
  • Triangle cut cucumber tea sandwiches are stacked on a cake stand and encircled with fresh herbs. Sliced cucucumbers are visible inside each one.
    40 min
    Healthy, Vegetarian
    Simple, easy, and delicious cucumber tea sandwiches satisfy cravings for a light lunch or an afternoon snack. They are also the perfect party food! Whip up a batch for Mother’s Day, Easter, bridal showers, or baby showers.
  • Horizontal view of a large cast iron skillet filled with a butternut squash skillet dinner. Cilantro, quinoa, butternut squash and cotija cheese are visible in the pan. To the left is a yellow napkin with three forks on it. Above the forks are three small bowls. One small bowl of rice, a ramiken of roasted pumpkin seeds and a small platter of cilantro.
    40 min
    Dairy-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Looking for dinner that’s healthy in a hurry? The whole family will love this vegetarian skillet dinner! It’s loaded with the sweet and earthy flavors of roasted butternut squash, black beans, and quinoa, seasoned with cumin and chili powder. The best part? It’s ready, start to finish, in about 45 minutes.
  • Crusty sandwich bread with the best tuna salad inside. A green salad of lettuce and tomato halves is to the left on the china.
    5 min
    Healthy
    Scoop this quick and easy tuna salad over a bed of greens, sandwich it between slices of bread, add some cheese to make it a tuna melt, or snack on it with crackers. This creamy, crunchy tuna salad is the classic dish you’ve been craving.
  • The best lentil burger is served on a plate with halved grape tomatoes and a spoon of green chutney is resting on the plate next to the burger. A patterned napkin is to the right of the plate and small glass containers of yogurt and chutney are visible above.
    47 min
    Vegetarian
    Elevate your basic veggie burger with the bold flavors of ginger, turmeric, coriander, and cumin. Top these Indian-inspired lentil burgers with cilantro chutney and you’ll want them on your weekly rotation forever!
  • Top view of easy hash brown egg bites on a white plate.
    55 min
    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegetarian
    Jam-packed with spinach and surrounded by crispy potatoes, this is not your average egg bite. They’re perfect for your next brunch party or just a quick grab-and-go midweek breakfast.
  • Side view of two simple breakfast quesadillas on a blue plate with a bowl of salsa to the left and a glass of orange juice above. The scrambled eggs, black beans and cilantro are visible inside the quesadilla.
    40 min
    Vegetarian
    Breakfast quesadillas are the ultimate quick, easy breakfast. Just scramble some eggs and beans, fold them into a tortilla with cheese, and cook until crispy. Make a whole batch and freeze some for a quick meal on the go!
  • A horizontal image of a bowl of low carb cauliflower rice with sliced scallions and cilantro scattered on the top. A silver serving spoon is in the bowl and the bowl is set on a slate background.
    25 min
    Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Cauliflower rice with spinach and fresh herbs is a healthy, quick, and easy weeknight side or main meal. Add some extra heft to this recipe by topping it with a fried egg, adding some tofu, or using it as the foundation for a burrito bowl.

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