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The Best Brown Bag Lunches We’ve Ever Packed

Breathe new life into leftovers! These four creative grown-up lunches make good use of last night’s dinner and are rounded out with easy sides and treats.

Our five-star loaded potato soup achieves super-star status in this easy and comforting lunch that’s rounded out with a couple slices of bread for dunking, fresh berries and a slice of our one-bowl apple bundt cake.


Slow-cooker buffalo chicken meatballs are the perfect topper for a classic rice pilaf, and made into a meal with celery, carrots, grape tomatoes and blue cheese dressing, plus a cherry pie Larabar for a sweet finish.


Our beef and bean taco casserole is a breeze to reheat, and paired with a scoop of fresh guacamole, Food Should Taste Good tortilla chips, an apple and a Betty Crocker chocolate chip chewy oat bar, DIY lunches don’t get much better.


One of our go-to lunch salads is a perfectly hard-boiled egg on top of a bed of baby lettuce (we used arugula in this version), a cup of French vanilla Yoplait sprinkled with a crushed Nature Valley oats and honey granola bar, and made special with a new Betty Crocker salted caramel brownie.