School lunches from around the world
Looking for new ideas for your child’s lunch? Take a spin around the globe for inspiration.
By Sarah Henry
Flavorful Mediterranean favorites
Ingredients for the healthy cuisine associated with countries in this region, such as Italy, Greece, and Spain, include: olives, olive oil, garlic, basil, tomatoes, cheeses (mozzarella, parmesan, and feta), and pasta.
7 tasty lunch ideas using Mediterranean staples:
- Caprese salad, an Italian classic with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil
- Panzanella, aka “Italian Bread Salad,” which is a great way to use up day-old bread
- Bite-sized Greek salad
- Pesto pasta, spaghetti carbonara or fettuccine Alfredo kept warm in a thermos
- Flatbread, your child can add his favorite toppings — pesto, cheese, and vegetables — to this fluffy grilled bread
Next: A taste of Asia »