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10 dinners that also make yummy school lunches

These recipes all do double duty, so you can make dinners and school lunches all at once.

By Alex Mlynek

10 dinners that also make yummy school lunches

Photo: Roberto Caruso

dinners that make school lunches

Saucy Pulled Pork

Save some of the delicious pork and pack your child a sandwich they’ll love.  Get the recipe here: Saucy Pulled Pork

10 dinners that also make yummy school lunchesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs on Rice

A warm Thermos lunch is as comforting as it gets—especially when there are mini meatballs and saucy rice inside. Get the recipe here: Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs on Rice

10 dinners that also make yummy school lunchesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Easy Caprese Orzo Risotto

The teeny rice-shaped pasta in this yummy orzo risotto are fun for kids to eat and packed with energy-boosting carbs. Get the recipe here: Easy Caprese Orzo Risotto 

10 dinners that also make yummy school lunchesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Herb and Spice Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots

You could easily take leftover roast chicken and make a scrumptious chicken salad sandwich by combining it with some mayo and diced celery. Or keep things simple and pack some bite-sized pieces in your child’s lunch bento-box style alongside their favourite crunchy veggies. Get the recipe here: Herb and Spice Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots

10 dinners that also make yummy school lunchesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Make-ahead Lentil Chili

This savoury chili is full of flavour and vitamins, thanks to the lentils, and it tastes even better the next day. Feel free to include a topping, like shredded cheddar cheese. Get the recipe here: Make-ahead Lentil Chili

10 dinners that also make yummy school lunchesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Spinach Pie Bites

These tasty little pies are super portable thanks to their size and very kid-friendly, despite the green stuff. Get the recipe here: Spinach Pie Bites

10 dinners that also make yummy school lunchesPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Chicken Alphabet Soup

Soup is super delicious on cold winter nights! But it’s extra delicious the next day for lunch. Get the recipe here: Chicken Alphabet Soup 

10 dinners that also make yummy school lunchesPhoto: Rob Caruso

Coconut-Crusted Chicken Fingers

If you have any leftovers of these chicken fingers (they’re that good, really) then they would be a welcome addition to any school lunch. Get the recipe here: Coconut-Crusted Chicken Fingers

10 dinners that also make yummy school lunchesPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Quinoa, Corn and Lentil Salad

This salad is very tasty served at room temperature, so it works well as a lunch option. Plus, it’s high in dietary fibre, so you know your kid is getting some extra nutritional goodness at midday. Get the recipe here: Quinoa, Corn and Lentil Salad

10 dinners that also make yummy school lunchesPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Eggy Pad Thai

Your kids will love slurping up this pad thai’s broad rice noodles for lunch and dinner. Get the recipe here: Eggy Pad Thai 

10 dinners that also make yummy school lunchesPhoto: Erik Putz

This article was originally published on Sep 07, 2017
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