Whole Food Recipes For Lunch

Homemade Hamburger Buns
Homemade Hamburger Buns

Homemade Hamburger Buns

412
Fresh, flavorful hamburger buns are surprisingly easy to make yourself. They take almost 4 hours, but there's only a few minutes of actual hands-on time. You'll taste the difference.
Chef John's Pita Bread
Chef John's Pita Bread

Chef John's Pita Bread

281
Mix up a simple dough, let it rise, and experience the true taste of homemade pita breads from your own kitchen.
Hearty Chicken and Rice Soup
Hearty Chicken and Rice Soup

Hearty Chicken and Rice Soup

128
This homemade chicken and rice soup is given a bright lift with the addition of lime juice just before serving.
Simple Whole Wheat Bread
Simple Whole Wheat Bread

Simple Whole Wheat Bread

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This honey wheat bread is proof that wonderful flavor, texture and aroma can be had if you just follow a straightforward game plan.
Zesty Quinoa Salad
Zesty Quinoa Salad

Zesty Quinoa Salad

958
Quinoa and black beans are tossed in a refreshing lime-cilantro vinaigrette for a quick and protein-packed lunch or side dish.
Beaker's Vegetable Barley Soup
Beaker's Vegetable Barley Soup

Beaker's Vegetable Barley Soup

726
Easy to make and delicious. Vegetable broth, barley, and lots of veggies make this soup hearty and filling.
Fruity Fun Skewers
Fruity Fun Skewers

Fruity Fun Skewers

124
A fun, beautiful, and distinctive way to serve fruit at your next party! Try these fruit skewers out with a variety of fruit dips to make them even more exciting!
Quinoa Black Bean Burgers
Quinoa Black Bean Burgers

Quinoa Black Bean Burgers

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These vegetarian burgers made with black beans and quinoa are delicious!
Quinoa and Black Beans
Quinoa and Black Beans

Quinoa and Black Beans

3.9k
Whether you're trying quinoa for the first time or just trying a new recipe for quinoa, this mixture of quinoa, black beans, corn, and spices will make this dish a new favorite.
Cranberry and Cilantro Quinoa Salad
Cranberry and Cilantro Quinoa Salad

Cranberry and Cilantro Quinoa Salad

370
Quinoa is tossed with toasted almonds, dried cranberries, bell peppers, curry powder, and fresh cilantro in this tasty salad.
Kimchi Fried Rice (Kimchi Bokkeumbap)
Kimchi Fried Rice (Kimchi Bokkeumbap)

Kimchi Fried Rice (Kimchi Bokkeumbap)

8
Tired of the same old fried rice? Mix it up and make kimchi bokkeumbap, or kimchi fried rice, for dinner tonight!
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

906
Everyone loves chocolate-covered fruit, right? Make your own chocolate-covered strawberries simply and quickly with this recipe.
Coney Island Knishes
Coney Island Knishes

Coney Island Knishes

2
Put a little Irish in your knish by making room for leftover corned beef and cabbage; the result is a hearty hand-held meal inspired by Chef John's Coney Island adventures.
Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

2k
Instant wild rice is cooked in chicken broth with shredded chicken, then combined with thickened cream for a quick soup.
Mom's Sushi Rice
Mom's Sushi Rice

Mom's Sushi Rice

151
This traditional recipe for Japanese sushi rice is lightly flavored with a strip of konbu dried kelp.
Whole Wheat Honey Bread
Whole Wheat Honey Bread

Whole Wheat Honey Bread

735
This 100 percent whole wheat loaf from the bread machine is substantial and flavor-packed.
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies III
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies III

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies III

1k
These are so close to the Girl Scout oatmeal peanut butter cookies that you won't know the difference!
School Lunchroom Cafeteria Rolls
School Lunchroom Cafeteria Rolls

School Lunchroom Cafeteria Rolls

199
These rolls are JUST like the ones the cafeteria ladies make in the school lunch rooms! They are super easy and everyone will want the recipe.
Vermicelli Noodle Bowl
Vermicelli Noodle Bowl

Vermicelli Noodle Bowl

73
Many Vietnamese dishes are perfect for hot weather. This simple noodle salad combines fresh herbs, rice vermicelli, cucumber, bean sprouts, and more, topped with grilled shrimp. Tossed with a tangy sweet and sour sauce, it's a simple and satisfying dinner.
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

429
Chicken breast cubes, feta cheese, and kalamata olives combine with quinoa in this salad that is equally good warm or cold.
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