Pack Lunch Like a Celebrity Chef
Her kids: sons Zoran, 7, Caje, 3, Thatcher, 1-1/2, and Nash, 1Claim to fame: only female Iron Chef on Iron Chef America; the owner of Kouzzina by Cat Cora restaurant at Walt Disney World BoardWalk Resort
Cat Cora's Whole Grain Hummus Sandwich with Veggies
Menu note: Hummus is a tasty protein alternative to lunch meat, and olives add an antioxidant boost.
Cat Cora's Trail Mix Popcorn
Menu note: Only serve popcorn to kids over 4.
How to Choose a Lunchbox
His kid: daughter Riley, 2Claim to fame: concept Chef at FLIP Burger Boutique in Atlanta and Birmingham, Alabama; veteran of Top Chef, Top Chef Masters, Iron Chef America, and Food Detectives
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Richard Blais' Tropical Turkey Spring Rolls
Menu note: When your kid is bored with sandwiches, a crunchy wrap is a game changer. These also can be sliced into pinwheels.
Her kid: a 3-year-old sonClaim to fame: founder and pastry chef of Sprinkles Cupcakes, The Original Cupcake Bakery; judge on Food Network's Cupcake Wars
Click "next" to see Candace Nelson's creative lunch recipes!
Candace Nelson's Aloha Chicken with Pineapple Dip
Menu note: Kids will love being able to pull out a lunch that they can dip into.
Candace Nelson's Crunchy Baked Mozzarella Sticks
Menu note: Mozzarella is a great source of calcium.
Claim to fame: assistant White House chef; Mrs. Obama's food initiative coordinator
Menu note: Kass used these recipes to feed local kids at an event on the South Lawn of the White House to kick off First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Campaign.
Click "next" to see what Kass served for lunch on the White House lawn!
Sam Kass' Grilled Chicken Salad with Herb Sherry Vinaigrette
Menu note: If you don't have chicken, sub in tofu.
Sam Kass' A Presidential Veggie Dip
Menu note: Try adding a spice such as cumin or paprika.
His kids: twin boys Oliver and Rory, 7Claim to fame: executive chef and co-owner of The Kitchen, an eco-friendly restaurant in Boulder
Click "next" to see what Hugo Matheson packs his boys for lunch!
Hugo Matheson's Ham & Cucumber Sarnie
Menu note: This sandwich's name is English and it's loaded with protein and healthy whole grains.
Her kids: sons Jacob, 11, and Ethan, 10Claim to fame: creator of Elana's Pantry, devoted to gluten-free resources including family-friendly recipes, ingredient-selection ideas, and preparation tips; author of The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook
Click "next" the see what Elana Amsterdam serves her sons for lunch!
Elana Amsterdam's Vanilla Almond Butter & Banana Sandwich
Menu note: Almonds are a great source of vitamin E.
Elana Amsterdam's Krispy Kale Chips
Menu note: They're as yummy as regular potato chips, but they pack an incomparable nutritional punch.
Her kid: 8-year-old daughter, BellaClaim to fame: registered dietitian; best-selling author of So Easy; host of Food Network's Healthy Appetite
Click "next" to see Ellie Krieger's lunch recipe!
Ellie Krieger's Black Bean Salsa & Tortillas
Menu note: Kids will love the idea of eating chips and salsa for lunch.
Shannon Seip & Kelly Parthen
Shannon Seip's kids: sons Issac, 6-1/2, and Bini, 4-1/2Kelly Parthen's kids: son Kale, 5, and daughter Makena, 3Claim to fame: co-owners of Bean Sprouts, a healthy cafe for kids and parents; authors of Bean Appetit: Hip & Healthy Ways to Have Fun with Food, a family cookbook
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Shannon Seip & Kelly Parthen's Fla-Mango Soup
Menu note: Mango is an excellent source of vitamin C.
Excerpted from Bean Appetit: Hip & Healthy Ways to Have Fun with Food by Shannon Payette Seip and Kelly Parthen, © 2009 reprinted with permission from Andrews McMeel Publishing.
Her kids: ages 13 and 11Claim to fame: author and cofounder of The Six O'clock Scramble an online weekly menu planner and cookbook; author of the cookbook, SOS! The Six O'clock Scramble to the Rescue: Earth Friendly, Kid-Pleasing Meals for Busy Families
Click "next" to see Aviva Goldfarb's lunch idea!
Aviva Goldfarb's Ravioli Soup with Grated Zucchini
Menu note: Serve with celery filled with Boursin light herbed cheese or cream cheese.
Her Kid: Son Harry, 5
Claim to Fame: Owner and founder of Amy's Bread, a nationally-recognized bakery/café; co-author of cookbooks The Sweeter Side of Amy's Bread and Amy's Bread
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Amy Scherber's Brown Rice With Broccoli and Tofu
Menu note: Not a fan of tofu? Use chicken instead.
Julie Van Rosendaal
Her kid: son Willem, 4Claim to fame: author of best-selling cookbooks One Smart Cookie, Starting Out, and Grazing; food and nutrition columnist on The Calgary Eyeopener on CBC Radio One; cohost of It's Just Food on the Viva television network; a contributor to the new online food show Good Bite; and blogger for her blog Dinner with Julie
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Chicken Hummus Wrap
Menu note: Packed with protein, this wrap will keep your student full and focused during the school day.
Her kid: daughter Siena, 4Claim to fame: owner and head chef at Oleana and Sofra; opened restaurants Moncef Medeb's Aigo Bistro, 8 Holyoke, and Casablanca in Massachusetts; author of SPICE: Flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean; named Best Chef: Northeast honor in 2005 from the James Beard foundation
Click "next" to see Ana Sortun's lunch ideas!
Ana Sortun's Carrot Salad with Ginger
Menu note: Serve with whole wheat pita bread.
His kids: daughter Eve, 11, and Son Eamonn, 9Claim to Fame: co-owner of Restaurant Eve, Eamonn's A Dublin Chipper (named after his children), and PX; award-winning chef
Click "next" to see what Cathal Armstrong packs his kids for lunch!
Cathal Armstrong's Eamonn's R.L.T. (Rasher, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich)
Menu note: Rasher is a thin slice of fried or broiled bacon.
His Kid: daughter Isabel, 5Claim to Fame: associate Professor at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York; author of cookbooks Frozen Desserts and The Modern Cafe
Click "next" to see Francisco Migoya's lunch ideas!
Francisco Migoya's Whole Wheat Mini Pita Pockets
Menu note: Can't find mini pitas in your local grocery store? No problem! Just stuff a regular pita with these yummy ingredients.
His kid: daughter Veronica, 5Claim to Fame: executive chef for Carino's Italian Restaurants
Click "next" to see Chris Peitersen's lunch ideas!
Chris Peitersen's Deli-Style Turkey and Provolone Sliders
Menu note: This recipe is great for using up leftover turkey breast.
Chris Peitersen's Pizza Pasta Salad
Menu note: Kids love this twist on two of their favorite foods.